I am sorry that the heath got squeezed out by our virtual party yesterday – and the lines are are still very much humming! But the rain is also clattering down and the winds blowing, so I don’t feel as bad about being tied to my desk as I otherwise might!
However, yesterday I did manage to get a quick 30 minutes stride down to the boating pond where I found couple of swans, one of whom was obviously in a bit of a pet about something.
However, he (she? how do you sex a swan?….) calmed down pretty soon and got on with the serious job of cleaning. How very useful to have a triple-jointed flexi neck when you are trying to get to that annoying itch!
I extended my walk a little way down to the Men’s Pool and on the south side just managed to catch this enthusiastic burst birdsong, maybe in inspired by the fact that the sun had popped out briefly.
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Finally, on my way home, I came across one of my ‘regular’ trees but approached it from a different angle. I had never appreciated how geometrically perfect a collapse that had been!
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