Manchester Meander

City Jackdaw

I nipped into town yesterday, to find that the normally naked, winter trees had these things blooming upon them.

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And what a difference they made, too, on an otherwise drab, grey afternoon. They were hanging on trees  all over the city as part of the forthcoming Chinese New Year celebrations.

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Over in Piccadilly Gardens I stumbled across this sleepy hound, made on the spot with sand by some budding entrepreneurial artist, collecting coppers in an upturned cap. There was a comical moment when a passing dog was straining at the leash to get near. I guess this creation passed the test. I can’t even get a sandcastle to stand up.

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Amidst the throng of different people going about their business, it was good to see this guy among us, keeping us all safe.

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I’m not sure if he was an avenger, or some kind of transformer, but I wanted also…

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