Waiting is a pause, a pause before the action. That is this week’s Photo Challenge. I often seem to take pictures of people before an event, while they are waiting for something to happen. The body language of a human being “on pause” is interesting and amusing. Birders are by nature quite patient; I have learned some of this from bird-watching. These people are waiting for something – or someone – someone to arrive, or for a decision to be made. And the bird? Well, there had to be a bird somewhere didn’t there? This heron in Grenada, one leg bent, seems to be thinking, “Well, what next?”
These two young men, at a tech startup competition in Kingston, were waiting to make their “pitch.”
Every year Food for the Poor Jamaica has a band camp, where young people learn instruments (and, I think they get to keep them!) I went to a closing ceremony for a camp in Ellerslie Pen, near Spanish Town. The children kept themselves amused. They were great, with a slightly nervous anticipation.
Members of BirdLife Jamaica, simply hanging around during a birdwatching trip. It’s nice to take a break and have a leisurely chat before embarking on a new bird-watching binge!
When you arrive early for an event (especially in Jamaica) you have to be prepared to wait. These “early birds” at last year’s International Coastal Cleanup Day had the luxury of a pleasant chat, before the hard work began.
I think this Yellow-Crowned Night Heron on a small beach in Grenada was actually waiting for me to move…or better still, go away.
Here we are, waiting for the Canadian High Commissioner to arrive for a visit to a brand new Parenting Centre in Jacques Road, Kingston.