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Friday in Stamford…

August 25th, 2012

Yesterday I spent the day in Stamford. It was my turn to help clean the chapel, but we didn’t have to do much as intrepid Bill (an Irishman in his 70’s with a bad shoulder) had already cleaned half the building. Thank you Bill! While waiting for my fellow cleaners in the garden the sun came out and then a strange cat appeared. All black except for the tip of its tail which was white, it was long and lean with a long face, like an ancient Egyptian cat. And as soon as it saw me it started talking and staring at me as if attempting to hypnotize me into producing some nice tinned tuna out of the air. The day was pleasant if exhausting (not so much the cleaning as the walking around carrying a heavy bag). After several hours in the bookstore I bought a sandwich and walked to the meadow near the river where I found some photos as it started to rain. These were some of my favorite shots of the day.

The black cat...

The weird black cat...it walked up to me and started meowing at me really loud. I don't know if it was telling me it was enjoying the sunshine or just or casting a spell on me for not producing nibbles on demand...

You will feed me tuna...

You will feed me tuna...

Morning sunlight...

Morning sunlight...it only lasted a few hours.

In Stamford...

In Stamford...I was listening to music on my phone. With the headphones plugged in you can't hear the camera go click...so I took some shots of this cute dog!

Stamford bridge from under the willow

Stamford bridge from under the willow

Cement truck on Stamford bridge from under the willow

Cement truck on Stamford bridge from under the willow (the river is in two shallow streams, but comes back together to flow under the bridge.

Under the willow...

Under the willow...

The lonley swan...

The lonely swan...this swan is always on its own. It's deformed. You can see a leg sticking out from the top.

Rain on the river...

I saw the shadow on the river...and then I saw the raindrops make it ripple. I love how these turned out.

rain on the river...

A solitary rain drop...

Curving shadow...

Curving nature...

Yesterday I came home too shattered to write, but I did get some work done today. Dancing the Maypole is nearly wrapped…Monday I shall start the second half of chapter 50 (and unless the book needs an Epilogue) it will be done.

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  1. August 29th, 2012 at 04:33 | #1

    You are lucky to live in a beautiful place. Your pics show us not only your interests but your world though your eyes. The lonely swan may swim alone but he is still very stately. Is it a shame that only his own kind fine him lacking. The photos of the rain and Stanford bridge is lovely!

  2. August 29th, 2012 at 12:33 | #2

    @donna
    Thanks for your lovely comments! You always make me smile. I’ve already started dancing (it may go on for a while), but I’m trying to clear my mind of preconceived ideas of the epilogue as well so I can write the right story. I think I know what happens, but I could be completely wrong (probably am).

    It’s the perfect day to write…the rain is lashing down so there’s no temptation to dance down the street. We’ll see what happens! I can be pretty sure aliens won’t land in Regency England, but other than that anything goes! May your week be filled with beauty!

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