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Thursday, 21 July 2011
Mind the doors, please!
This female Chaffinch is the latest victim of our new plate-glass doors.
She was a bit groggy for a while, but eventually took to the skies again, and is no-doubt now telling all her chums about her adventure.
Had she been human, she would probably be spending the next few months in hospital, but being a mere birdie she just rested up a while, received a few kind words, then was gone.
Another 2 bizarre bird stories: A couple of days back a screaming Greater Spotted Woodpecker shot into the sitting room and was flying around like a bird possessed. I eventually had to catch it with one of the children's butterfly nets before releasing it outside. I think our Freddie (the cat) was behind its panic, I noticed that the poor thing had a drop of blood on its chest. Oh dear, I hope it's all right.
Then yesterday we were all up at the barn when a fledgling baby Redstart literally flew into my open hands. We all played with him for a while, then his mum came to fetch him home. All together now.... Ahhhhhh.
We went with friends to the Scallop festival in Whitianga; a charming
seaside town in the Coromandal District.
Had a great time...5000 people, lots of wine...
4 years ago
The difference between an optimist and a pessimist, is that the optimist enjoys himself whilst waiting for the inevitable! I AM that optimist!
This is a daily, optimistic, 'photos and comments' blog. I make no judgements (only occasionally), just notes. If you wish to comment in any way at all, please feel free. Everything and everyone is very welcome.
I was born just south of London, but for the past 45 years I've lived in S W France. I am a painter by profession, and writer by desire. Lady Magnon and I live in an ancient cottage, in a tiny village, in perfectly tranquil countryside. We have a vegetable garden called 'Haddock's' (this may crop up from time to time), a Border Collie/Black Lab' cross called Bok, a cat called Freddie, plenty of fruit trees, and a view that takes the breath away. I try to treat our planet with respect, and encourage others to do likewise (without preaching).
Contentment is a glass of red, a plate of charcuterie, and a slice of good country bread. Perfect!