9th Blip “Birdday”

And 9 Barn Swallows to celebrate it! Then I counted the species that I photographed this morning: Purple Heron, Black Kite, Red Kite, Green Sand Piper, Eurasian Coots fighting, Black-winged Stilt, Common Redshank, Common Buzzard plus the Swallows. There were ducks and grebes galore as well. I would never have known that Switzerland was so rich in bird life without the challenge of Blip. Every day is a different challenge and I love this aspect of Blip. 

Of course I am extremely lucky to live where I do with mountains and lakes within easy access. Sometimes there is an early train to catch up the mountain, sometimes a disheveled woman can be found driving round the village, chasing the moon sinking fast, trying to level a tripod. Often it is a day to share with a friend or friends, for a walk or a ski, with the lightweight little Sony. Solitude in the mountains definitely means taking the Olympus and lenses.

I have to admit that tiredness has been catching me out in the evening recently and I apologise for not commenting regularly on your journals. Those of you who work, or have a demanding family, I just don’t know how you do that and blip daily! I certainly don’t know how the “Blip Masters”, and their assistants, manage to keep this wonderfully positive, supportive, and beautiful site going. I just need to turn back the pages of my journal to answer the question, “Where did those 9 years go?” I am glad to have that record. Thank you to the whole community for your unfailing good natured comments, encouragement, and friendship over nine years.

Sign in or get an account to comment.