Notes from a Tree/13

From my notes: September 10, 2013.

A family out for a stroll, the day before the elderly lady’s 85th birthday.


out for a stroll

At 84, going on 85, I don’t suppose you take any prisoners.

When I told her, in answer to her query, that I was a leopard, she said,

“Well, you’re not a very good one.”

I flinched silently, and made my apologies.

She took some photographs of me, anyway – the Not Very Good Leopard – on her compact camera.

Henceforth, I rename my blog:-

Not a Very Good Leopard in Didsbury

The taller man in the middle of the photo came to the rescue, prompting his mother(?) to tell me how, when she was a little girl of eight years old, the circus came to town.  She had watched excitedly as an elephant was led off the train at East Didsbury and down the ramp to the main road.

I have searched on the internet, but was unable to find an image of that remarkable sight.  I wish I had seen it.

Here, instead, is a picture of a circus elephant for you to colour in.