|Suspicious yellow thing in cage|
The mobile chicken coop in a nearby neighbor's yard had been advertising organic eggs for $5/dozen. The sign is not always there in front of the coop, but I did see what looks to me like a very recently laid egg in there. As I tried to get close enough for a shot, the chickens weren't pleased and made a bit of a racket. I got this photo and then backed away.
It's one of the first pictures I've taken with my new iPhone 12, which so far I've been very happy with. Everything was transferred over from my old phone without any hassles, although the newest operating system (before the one released yesterday) had to be installed beforehand, and that took awhile. Fortunately I had a very nice young man (who is all of 20) helping me out. There are a few new features that I have to get used to, but already it's beginning to feel quite normal not to have a "home" button and instead have my face open the phone for use. And the camera is better and I have much to learn. No hurry, though. If I have this phone for as long as I had the last one, I'll be close to ninety before I need to upgrade again.
This morning after the coffee shop excursion, John dropped me off at the Cornwall Rose Garden, as he often does, and I took a quick look around at the late summer roses. This bush is a favorite, because of the strong fragrance of the yellow rose, which even I can smell with my poor compromised nose.
And it's always nice to spend some time wandering around in the Rose Garden and see what it looks like today. There is a feature on the iPhone camera where I can lift the rose from the picture and frame it in a nice blur, but I haven't quite figured out how to do it. In time you will be seeing my progress, but not today. Later on this afternoon I'll be heading to my local pharmacy to receive my updated Covid booster shot, which will be my third booster. I read somewhere that we might be getting an annual shot to keep our immunity in a healthy range, especially for us elders.
It's been less than a week since Queen Elizabeth II died, and the news has been nonstop coverage from Scotland and the rest of the UK. She was quite a remarkable person, but even so, I didn't expect to be so moved by it all. But I am. I found this touching cartoon online, which makes me cry every time I look at it.
I really hope that this is a possible future couple, and that it might one day be SG and me. So now you know that the title of this post has to do with camera "clicks" and chicken "clucks." And through it all, lots of love and warm wishes all around.