Time to check the reference book
We have got the tree silhouettes
We have got the Magpies, they are always hanging round the meadow plus the poultry and the pig run but they have the art of flying away just before you arrive.
We have the Starlings (see yesterday) not just sitting in our trees but also the magical whoosh as the sky is filled at dusk as they pass over on their way to roost.
Catkins are always a promise of Spring to come. And blackbirds in profusion, foraging in the leaf litter and making a very big fuss at bedtime.
the Lapwings in that picture are a reminder that a once abundant species is now on the Red conservation list.
brings to mind shifting baseline syndrome if we see one heron or a snipe here we get excited.
We have spotted some things that are not in the reference book
The Winter Sheep saying “do you really expect me to get by on this winter grass then?”
The Winter Dog saying “Winter, what’s that then?”
a good selection of Winter reading material
A reminder of when Winter meant enough snow to go sledging
A Winter cushion
A Winter candle with Winter soap
A Winter fire
and of course, the Winter damson wine
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You have inspired me to clean the glass in our stove doors. I love it when it’s done!
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