A male chaffinch (Fringilla coelebs) searching for food as dusk falls
The first wild flowers have begun growing in the garden following Winter. Sadly, no snowdrops or crocuses or daffodils yet, but several little blue and purple ones (along with dandelions, daisies and buttercups). Today we switched on the water and, thankfully, no pipe or tap had burst during the cold months. Now Spring has startedContinue reading “Spring flowers”
A flock of goldfinches (Cardeulis cardeulis) were stripping the berries in my father’s garden. Ordinarily a very brightly coloured bird, a heavy overcast managed to subdue their colouring almost completely.
Winter can be long and bleak, cold and monochrome, so it’s great when you can burn off some energy and have some fun. As there’s plenty of snow at the village house, my kids had a snowball fight. Me, I just drank coffee and avoided their icy missiles.