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April 11, 2017

I'd Say

Tuesday. Lights out at ten to awaken then at just before six. Good. Up to walk to breakfast, no memory glitches in evidence on the way to the morning restaurant, all the various head cylinders functioning as they should. I think.

No need then for the endless early morning blather of these last few mornings?

Just the usual plain waffle with sliced strawberries and bananas for breakfast, remembering to take the usual pictures on the way back home, the two workers clearing out the stripped trash from the construction site building busy loading more as I passed them by. Overcast, felt some one or two rain drops, but nothing more than that. Still cloudy and overcast as we sit here now before eleven.

Later. Watched more of Shetland, the Scottish police procedural this late morning. Nice to lie down and watch for about an hour. Up then to walk over to the lake with the D500 mounted with the 70-200mm lens, that gives it a 105-300mm equivalent on this particular camera, and shot pictures of both a cormorant taking off the lake with nesting materials in hand beak - he (I think it's the he's that do the nest building, having read that somewhere) - and gulls fishing and floating in the wind. And there was indeed a chilly wind under an overcast sky with few birds and even fewer people at the lake today.

Back now at the apartment to process the pictures and listen to the various news broadcasts. They're saying rain later tonight and tomorrow morning. Thus it is on this 11th day in April.


Otherwise a decent mood. Maybe go back and watch the rest of that Shetland episode where they're closing in on the perpetrator.

Later still. An hour or so watching Shetland. It's been cold today and I've had the heat running, best to take it easy, watch something I find of interest and keep the ears warm.

Evening. Democracy Now!, of course. At least have it running in the background as I futzed on the computer. Checked out Charlie Rose at eight in between starting another episode of Shetland, bailed on Charlie and went to bed. Odd, but doable day. I'd say.

The photo up top was taken at the San Francisco Saint Stupid's Day Parade with a Nikon D5 mounted with a 70-200mm f 2.8 VR II Nikkor lens.