Thursday, November 13

A handbag?!*

Today - a tag. I wasn't officially tagged by Z, but after commenting (with some others) on the lovely job she'd done of it she said 'Will you all do it yourselves then, please?' and I said 'certainly'. Because I'm quite accommodating that way. Also, it's NaBloPoMo so a tag is good for another's day posting and this one is quite nice.

It goes like this...

  1. Go to your sixth picture folder then pick your sixth picture.
  2. Pray that you remember the details.
  3. Tag 5 others, leave a comment to let them know they’ve been tagged

So, here is the sixth picture I discovered in my sixth folder.....

Two 'Dusky Moorhens' taken about 18 months ago at the nearby Wetlands. I really like these birds and I couldn't resist this photo of them daintily picking their way through the shallows.

Years ago when I was pregnant with Hannah Tom and I decided to have a weekend at the beach house. We left after work so were driving in the dark most of the way and about halfway it started to rain, not just a shower or two but that heavy driving rain that renders even the fast windscreen wiper speed inadequate - perfect driving conditions. It was my turn to drive and Tom was dozing in the passenger seat, as I was drove along The Coorong I kept seeing 'things' by the side of the road. I couldn't tell what they were because visibility was terrible but they were running really fast and I was aware of legs lifting high....eventually I realised they were moorhens. They made me laugh. They still make me laugh, they are so aloof and trying to be elegant with a slightly Lady Bracknell-ish air about them. Gorgeous.

On the day I took this photo we'd taken the girls and our nephews there for a bike ride (there's a bike path round the wetland). It was such a nice day and everyone had a lovely time and we all came home happy and exhausted. Nice memory.

I really don't like to tag because I know some people find it an irritation or an obligation or both, but I strongly suspect Cathy and Moyra would be glad of some blog fodder (but only if you want to). Anyone else who fancies it please be my guest...and let me know you've done it so I can look!

*As in the famous quote from Lady Bracknell in Oscar Wilde's 'The Importance of Being Earnest'. Because the moorhens remind me of Lady Bracknell....shut up, it makes perfect sense to me.


4 comments:

Dave said...

I thought for a minute you'd had triplets ('I was pregnant with Hannah, Tom and I').

Caitlin said...

Oh you found a typo and brought it to my attention, thank you Dave, how kind. I could make excuses but I won't - I'll just fix it.

By the way, I like the photo of you in your wedding 'costume' ...very sophisticated.

Dave said...

I'm a very sophisticated kind of guy. I just keep it well hidden.

Z said...

Thank you - and that was lovely.