Saturday. Summer is here. Really here. You can hear the cicadas starting up at 4.30am and just going on and on into the night. But that's OK, I had a plan...spend some time today in the National Library working on my current research project.
The library is a favourite spot of mine, though not of many colleagues who find its methods a little arcane and restrictive. Yes, it might take a little longer to find something, but you know it is going to be there.
And the plan worked. It wasn't too busy and just enough air conditioning to keep the mind and body ticking over. I found some good material...and now it is over to the reading and writing. Focus.
...which is what I was having a little bit of trouble with first thing today while waiting for the late, late bus. No matter what I tried, I just couldn't get the mantis focussed, but it turned out alright.
|Praying for the bus|
|The Library, and that's Parliament House opposite|
|Parliament House, detail|
|The sculpture, 'Pause' (Tsuda Hiroko, 1984) in the library grounds|
|back on the campaign trail|
|Torigoe and supporters|
|Drawing in the accordion fan vote (I guess...)|
|Signs, of the times|
|Torigoe takes all the microphones|
Called in to the local on the way home for a meal with friends...and then back home. To the heat. And reading and writing while waiting for tomorrow's result. Very focussed.
[Camera : iPhone 6S, 10.57am; Lumix TZ-85, 3.23pm-3.24pm, 3.59pm-4.13pm; 30 July 2016]