August 10 – House Martins (1) “Aerial Views”

This spring the martins arrived in 2 distinct groups several weeks apart;  now, whilst some are still feeding young in their nests others have started displaying the behaviour patterns of birds who are preparing to leave. During the past few days at least a hundred of them have occupied the airspace above and around my home and I have taken dozens of photographs on “burst” mode in an attempt to capture their manic activity. These are not high quality photographs so please do not judge them as individual compositions but rather look at them as a series of snapshots portraying a feathered community.

AERIAL VIEWS

aerial 1

aerial 2

aerial 3

aerial 4

aerial 5

All photographs are copyright Lynne Revette Butler

where have all the words gone? will “normal service” ever be resumed?

Where have all the words gone?  I know the answer to that question. The ones from my first attempt at a novel are in intensive care.

no visitors

 
They haven’t responded well to their surgery and are languishing in disarray.

nil by mouth 2

All the new words in my “inspirational thoughts” journal are sulking like recalcitrant teenagers behind their comfy Moleskine jacket. Nothing will tempt them outside.

I think hope “normal service” will be resumed soon but, just for the moment, the photographs will have to suffice.