Advent calendar – December 14th

Brrr! Is it cold outside? Have you got the heating on? Or have you been out gathering winter fuel?

When I write file names for photos I often write the first unimaginative word that comes into my head, often followed by a number to distinguish it from the previous, similar but slightly different file that preceded it. It’s a symptom of my inherent indolence and disorder, and is something which almost inevitably leads to organizational problems further down the road. Florinda, the wife, well, I can almost hear her sighing in frustration and disapproval, because she is so organized (and it’s often her who has to pick up the stray bits I leave in my trail and rearrange them in some meaningful order). I’m not proud of that, but I’m not young either, so that’s why I’m telling you this.

Well, no, actually the reason why I’m telling you this stems from what I was intending to say (easy distraction being another symptom of my age): that I actually named the image file of these two Griffon Vultures sitting together in a snowstorm “Snow Griffons” How about that? It actually sounds quite fitting for these two very stoical birds who would have already written off the rest of the day given the weather conditions.

There’s so much I could tell you about Griffon Vultures, and maybe I will remember some of it in later posts.

The problem is not the problem. The problem is your attitude about the problem

Pirates of the Caribbean

Note that this image is smaller than the rest: that is intentional, as I surrounded the Griffons with a wide white frame in order to extenuate their isolation and exposure to the elements.

The original photo was by Rudmer Zweiger

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