I was feeling in a very tense and low mood this morning after a bad work choice and tried to think of something to shake me out of it.
Thought of retail therapy .. trip to town and returning with all kinds of goodies .. but from past experience I know the high of shopping is very temporary .. especially when short of money.
Sat in the garden thinking ..
Then found myself curious by a little bird singing it's head off in a faraway tree and went in to fetch a pair of powerful but rarely used binnoculars.
Spent the next hour spying on lots of little, and not so little, birds as they sang, hopped around and preened themselves in in the branches ..
Now I am searching through a bird book as there is a a very pretty little bird with pink feathers I have never seen before ..
And guess what .. ?
I feel a bit happy, my despondent mood has lifted altogether ...
Hmm .. pretty sure the bird is not a flamingo !!
This looks more like it ... !