Monday, 17 April 2017
Joy in small things
The singing was hard work but mostly good and occasionally excellent so worth all the effort.
More than 10 hours altogether it takes its toll vocally and with accompanying stiff joint from too much standing followed by sitting in uncushioned wooden choir stalls.
All the services were good in different ways and on Saturday the huge baptism and confirmation one with our Bishop who not only sings very well but also includes some very funny anecdotes in his homilies and sermons, helps to take the edge off the extreme length of this particular evening.
We had better-than-usual congregations for all four services which is quite heartening and makes it feel worth while.
Today I pottered. A bit of this and a bit of that, nothing strenuous and with time to observe the birds in this case starlings having a communal bath and emptying the bird-bath about a half dozen times.
Each time I refilled it and the last time I did so there was not a bird in sight only a very small squirrel sitting holding on to the edge of the bath with its little hands and drinking as though water were going out of fashion
Obviously I know they must drink but have never seen one doing so before.
My camera was, of course, upstairs and I was down.
The picture above is unrelated but I liked it.
Easter. Done and dusted. Back to (normal) tomorrow.
Posted by Ray Barnes at 10:40:00 pm