Twelve Months of Covid – May

Zoom takes off with a vengeance during May – it’s not the same as meeting people face to face, but it’s the next best thing…..

We’ve invited club members to come and join in, and they are all enthusiastic… and in a moment of enthusiasm, I book a speaker for the club – our first one…. (it was not to be the last by a long way)….

The weather is still good – my ankle is healing nicely, and I’m starting to get out cycling again, though cautiously.

I broke out the bird hide – though it’s not very well, and some of the struts are damaged. Super glue to the rescue – now I’m able to sit outside and watch the birds – nesting is underway, and it’s good to pretend that I’m actually not at home at all but somewhere dramatic to bird watch…. it’s good to see all the activity at the feeders.

It’s good to experiment too – and play with backdrops and water.. I remember that I used to spend a lot of time experimenting, and try to get back to that. Some images start to emerge, and with that and cycling more I’m sort of enjoying being stuck at home with my other half……

Trying to not worry about the pandemic going on all around us is difficult though, with no reprieve and 24 hour news….. I start to stop watching the news, as panic sets in…. We turn to Netflix and Amazon Prime for some relief, but still with the knowledge that for others it’s really not going very well at all…….

On the first month of covid – we went to Woodhall Spa
On the second month of covid – we went to Humber Bridge
On the Third month of covid – we went as far as the garden pond
On the fourth month of covid – we were still in the garden
On the fifth month of covid – we went on bike rides, but mostly stayed at home