29th June 2020 – Coronavirus I AM STILL IN LOCKDOWN, LOTS ARE NOT! Day 98 in the UK

I AM STILL IN Coronavirus LOCKDOWN, looks like lots are not! – Day 98

Remote control for camera.
Bought this recently for remote control of the camera. Should be good for long exposure photography, timelapse and astrophotography. At least, that’s the plan. the smaller black box locks onto the top of the camera and can press a button on the other so that the shutter is released.

I AM STILL Staying at home – STILL Protecting the NHS – STILL saving lives

I AM STILL Keeping safe

The online dictionary definition of a recently much used word is as follows:

Safe means protected from or not exposed to danger or risk; not likely to be harmed or lost.

“eggs remain in the damp sand, safe from marine predators”
Similar: protected from harm/danger, shielded, sheltered, guarded, defended, secure, safe and sound, out of harm’s way, all right
Opposite: unsafe, insecure, at risk

I appreciate very little in life is risk free, crossing the road, changing a light bulb, getting dinner out of the oven. These are accepted risks and no one goes around saying it is safe to cross the road without significant training and getting people to have a realistic sense of the risk. So we know these things are potential unsafe and we have mitigation to cope with them.

So the government, and everyone else, should be educating us about the level of risk and the mitigation required, especially for children going to School. Now I also appreciate that few young people have died of Covid-19, perhaps the risk for these people is very low, but still there. It is their ability to carry the disease, perhaps without knowing it, to older members of their families that is the real concern. This becomes increasingly possible as the government relentlessly reduces the mitigations that have got us this far, albeit with over 60,000. There is now talk of English Schools dropping the 1m social distances for a September return.

So less talk of safe, and more talk about the level of risk and mitigation so that people can make an informed choices.

Our lives in the blog:

  1. The Foundations of Yoga‘. Today we did the ‘Standing Wide-Legged Forward Fold’ in which Adriene is able to touch head to the floor. I don’t think I was ever that flexible and I am certainly not now!
  2. Overcast and windy today on the power walk, some branches down. Still loved being the woods though, lots of atmosphere.
  3. Talking of windy I too this picture of a storm over Manchester taken from Pot Shrigley some time ago. Still like it. Also I thought i’d give you a rest from the wedding pictures!
    Pott Shrigley storm.
    This is looking down on the storm over Pott Shrigley and the Lancashire Plain. Lovely the windswept tree in the foreground. Looks very dramatic in black and white.
    Stormy day at Pott Shrigley.
    This is a place is also just above Pott Shrigley, love that name! Storm clouds brewing.
    Storm over Southport.
    oona was gigging in Southport so I took my camera for a walk along the pier. Looking back i could see the whole of this storm including it’s ‘anvil head’.
  4. Write this blog.

More time spent today with Oona. I am making a video from some recording Oona did. Will post  alink when Oona has posted it.


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