Wednesday, 30 October 2013

Brief Encounter (from Bitter Suite) - Marillion

A clear and star-filled overnight sky combined with little in the way of wind predictably saw the first frost of the season this morning. At 06:00 the 'kitchen weather station' showed a temperature of just +1°C
and as the sun rose
The mist crawled from the canal
Like some primordial phantom of romance
To curl, under a cascade of neon pollen.
While I sit tied to the phone like an expectant father.
Your carnation will rot in a vase.

Bitter Suite 
 Not surprisingly there was little in the way of life in the 3 Moth Traps,
with this

clinging to the outside of one and
 a NOVEMBER MOTH (type) in another.
Just c13 Moths in total with the other species being Beaded Chestnut, Blair's Shoulder-knot, Red-line Quaker and Large Yellow Underwing. While monitoring the traps, bird 'calls' from above indicated some movement which included both
While the latter has undoubtedly occurred on or over the property at 'some time', this was the first positive sighting on record. While there was plenty more going on both overhead and on the ground, the intent, weather permitting, is to complete a more comprehensive 'rounds' tomorrow. In the meantime a quick look back to Sunday when I had a 'brief encounter' with my family in Bristol. Things might have been more prolonged had it not been for the impending storm which hastened my return to Parley. A gentle tap on the front door soon had those 3 Little Scamps running (I thought) for Grandpa Bagsy but they had another agenda. On my last visit they had discovered the charms of my
new car which seemed to be their only interest that day!
While ALEXANDER was totally occupied by the automatic sun roof,
FREDERICK was besotted with the visual volume control for
the sounds system. Seems like his Dad he is going to be a 'numbers' man!
Who's that reflected in the window?
A very nice Sunday Roast Dinner
was followed by a short visit to a park in the heart of the city.
BENJAMIN was first in the sand-pit
followed in quick time by the other two.
Noticing just 3 ships masts above the houses and just across the road
I was happy to discover they were connected to the
Some very interesting facts via this link.
Tower in the Park,
more fun on the swings,
Bristol University (Good Wishes to my friend Robert
who is studying Law there)
and a Bristol Church on the way home.
Did you see on BBC TV last night
Imagine: Jimi Hendrix - Hear My Train A Comin'
The most detailed and revealing Hendrix documentary I've ever seen!
Guitar Sacrifice - Wild Thing
"The story of life is quicker than the wink of an eye, 
the story of love is hello and goodbye....
until we meet again"  
James Marshall Hendrix

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