Mornings can be very different.
At the beginning of the week we had frost. On one of the frosty days the frost had obviously melted slightly and refrozen, producing a glazed surface rather than the textured frost I normally expect. Fortunately the screen had been covered, but the rest of the windows were left with a covering that resisted the ice scraper. Eventually, a mix of cunning and heat did the trick.
It has been frost free for the last few days. I hope this will be the case again tonight, as I have left the cover off the screen.
This morning, in a fast-moving stream of traffic, where were had queued for20 minutes on Monday, I had a good view of an advert on the back of a bus – Motorcycle Funerals. I’ve seen a motorcycle hearse on a TV advert, but until now, that was the only place. As I said to Julia, it’s a bit of a double-edged marketing ploy. The only real motorcycle enthusiast in our family, would probably have loved it. Unfortunately, as he was killed whilst riding his motorbike, I can’t see that the family would have been in favour of the idea if such things had existed back then.
At the end of my journey I parked and went into the shop, sitting in the back room to start work. When I looked out (when the boss arrived twenty minutes later) there was a blue light flashing. In that twenty minutes there had been an accident on the ring road and an ambulance had been called. I’m not sure what happened, but it just shows how things can change in an instant and somebody’s life can change.
And on that philosophical note, I will call it a day, add some photos and go to bed.
If you search for “pig” in my media files most of the pictures feature pigeons. This probably reveals many things says more about the way I title my pictures. Pig? Yes, pig. I was going to follow up the puffin photos with pig photos and maintain a level of cuteness. However, without sifting through thousands of shots I am unlikely to find more pigs, hence the final picture.
A very fine pigeon pic anyway.
I waited until a child started feeding them at the local duckpond – suddenly I had a choice of 50. Tried to get one by the “Do Not Feed the Pigeons ” sign but couldn’t quite manage it.
I enjoyed the pig and pigeon beginning and ending photos!
I have never heard of motorcycle funerals! I guess there is a business niche for just about anything one can imagine.
They probably started in California. Most things do. 🙂
Motorcycle funerals is a new one for me?
One of the funeral companies uses one on their adverts. I am starting to watch these adverts more closely, particularly the pre-paid simple ones. I’m always on the lookout for a novel Christmas present for JUlia! 🙂
Do you think Julia would appreciate such? 😊
Long experience suggests she would appreciate some form of frippery than a well-thought out and practical present, which \i why |I haven’t acted on my first thought. Yet. 🙂
Well, so be it!
I will discuss it with her later. She is feeling a little run down at the moment so it’s probably not the best time . . . 🙂
I hope Julia gets well soon
She’s much better now thanks. 🙂
That certainly was a dicey marketing ploy. I like the top and tail pictures.
Thank you. 🙂
That last picture is a beauty. Yes, ten or twenty minutes can make quite a difference.
Talking of which – time to get to work. 🙂
The header and end “pig” photos made me laugh.
When I meet 21st Century “pigs” do seem to fly . . .