14, normality by helenhall

14, normality

After tossing and turning for too long, I decided to get up and go for a bike ride. It was cold, windy and had a somewhat apoclypitc feel about it. ( or was that just the unearthly time of day to be out and about on a Sunday morning? )

Then it hailed.

9 miles before breakfast isn't so bad is it? for one that is seriously out of form?

As I was nearing home the sun appeared, the robins started singing and a feeling of normality returned. That is, the new normality.

I paused to watch a pair of robins enjoying the early morning sunshine, dodged a few dog walkers and runners and dashed back to my safe haven, leaving my shoes on the doorstep outside, and heading straight to the shower.

Was it the stress of having left the house that caused me to walk into our glass door crushing my spectacles which landed in pieces on the kitchen floor?

But really, things are going fine. I can manage as many weeks like this as it takes to be rid of this ghastly virus.

I am much more deeply concerned that our essential workers, and in particular our hospital staff can manage what lies ahead.

Hold on everyone. This will pass.
I love this, Helen. Nature gives us hope.
March 29th, 2020  
Lovely capture Helen. I'm impressed with a 9 mile bike ride before breakfast!
March 29th, 2020  
What a lovely shot.
March 29th, 2020  
Beautiful shot. a nine mile bike ride wow. It is about 7.45 am now and I am just drinking my second cup of tea. I am about to venture out to the supermarket when it opens in 15 minutes time. Want to be there when there aren't too many people around. New normal indeed.
March 29th, 2020  
sweet
March 29th, 2020  
that sounds like hard work before breakfast! we were also out biking today and it took my toes a very long time to warm up on return - the wind on the ridges was vicious. so sorry to hear you walked into the door - hope your specs can be repaired??? the new normal indeed gives us pause for thought. i share your concerns about our essential workers, as no doubt do many
March 29th, 2020  
very sweet. I haven't had normality since Christmas... but I am feeling a lot worse about being stuck in now.
March 29th, 2020  
Great capture
March 29th, 2020  
Lovely capture. One pleasant side effect of this horrible time we are living through is the lack of noise pollution, the bird songs seem so much more pronounced.
March 30th, 2020  
Fabulous lighting!
March 30th, 2020  
Nice shot of this lovely little robin.
March 30th, 2020  
Fabulous shot of the Robin, such a pity re your spectacles though! We all just have to hang in there, hoping and praying for the essential workers too.
March 30th, 2020  
Excellent narrative. Lovely robin.
We are in for a long haul
March 30th, 2020  
Right place right time!!! He's so clear. I agree its very apocalyptic !
March 30th, 2020  
Lovely shot
March 30th, 2020  
Lovely photo reminding us that one benefit of all our isolation is that Nature is getting a welcome break from all of us. Not so welcome break for your specs! I hope you can get them repaired or replaced without too much difficulty.
March 30th, 2020  
A lovely capture. Fav!! 😀
March 30th, 2020  
I certainly didn't expect to read that you crushed your spectacles! I find myself wondering if you'll be able to replace them during this crazy time. Hopefully, you will or at least you have another usable pair. Beautiful bird...birds bring such joy to life!
March 30th, 2020  
Lovely light and focus.
March 30th, 2020  
Sweet little bird! I'm so sorry about your glasses- I hope you have another pair or that these can be fixed without too much trouble or concern.
April 2nd, 2020  
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