Serenity …


What could be more serene



Screen Shot 2015-01-19 at 19.11.14a seagull atop a streetlamp?


Screen Shot 2015-01-19 at 19.11.38An autumn pass in the Wunphatduk Mountains?



a wounded angel making a house call on the deceased—

Screen Shot 2015-01-19 at 20.47.39




Screen Shot 2015-01-19 at 19.28.53

—who rose out of the garden to greet my lens as I passed through in Gore recently. One of the most beautiful of gardens and the Betty Boop section was a marvel of colour*. Aptly named …

OR MYTHICAL (okay, fictitious) CHARACTERS

(aren’t we all?) serenely indulging in a spot of whimsical (wishful!) conversational foreplay—

Screen Shot 2015-01-19 at 19.34.32

—I’m sure as I was snapping I heard a breathless giggle followed by a husky “Awwww, c’mon Tink—get real!


make of ’em what we may:

Screen Shot 2015-01-19 at 17.43.12

—this blasted gull was anything but serene. For no reason I could think of he kept dive-bombing me the length of Deveron between the park and town; I took the snap out of sheer frustration (no shotgun handy). It was the ear-shattering screeches that got through to me, even we Arguses get grumpy sometimes. That, and ‘cos people were staring (I’m yer basic low-profile type meself) …


Screen Shot 2015-01-19 at 18.58.13

was actually just a bunch of rocks getting wetted on by the fountain. But it’s all entirely legal, that was one serene scene …

And now it’s almost dark enough to snap the great classic cliché ‘serene’ of them all: a candle.

But not any candle—sadly you’ll have to wait to see how it turns out. Until then, stay serene! If you can’t, then I know a seagull who’d be great company …



* I know, I know … red ain’t a serene colour, right?



8 thoughts on “Serenity …

    1. Asked once my favourite colour, I was stumped.
      I also don’t have a dislike colour (although a deep vibrating purpley shade wouldn’t find too large a space in our home).

      Convention ascribes values and expectations to all things but I see your point with red. I love it. And all the warm colours (all the cool colours too, dammit) 🙂

      1. The language of colour is fascinating to me, as for me it really is a language, as fine and as complex as any well written piece. But then I have an unusual view of the world. In short I like all colours too.

  1. Good stuff Argus, and the gull, well he/she was probably protecting a nest somewhere nearby. This is something that happens a lot here, aggressive little buggers.

    1. No idea where the cute little pain (cute? Ye gods—that beak was loaded for bear~!) lives but doubt it would be in the heart of town. Probably the nearby estuary.

    1. No snacking, just hoofing along Deveron Street. That buzzard flew fro post to post, beating down on me between every time.

      Tink? I think she’s an optimist …

      1. Strange behavior, would suggest a nest then. Or maybe we should have a little theme music from Alfred Hitchcock’s The Birds.

        Maybe Tink had some magical fairy dust…

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )


Connecting to %s