Mark went for a bike ride this morning……it turned out to be about 50K, and he arrived home exhausted….but that is by the way.
The sun was shining, I quickly finished clearing the kitchen from having friends to dinner last night, took some washing off the line ( left out by mistake yesterday), and settled down to a cup of tea in the garden.
Jess phoned, so we chatted for half an hour, then I saw that Annie had posted on face book, so I left a comment, and before I knew it we were in a face book messaging conversation that left me really wishing we could pop round to each others houses for a quick coffee and a natter.
I made a coffee…imagining I was also making one for Annie, and took it into the garden. I read for half an hour, then weeded for half an hour, then read for half an hour.
|All quiet....no screeching jay here at the moment.|
A jay has been visiting one of the fir trees that are next to the pool house, and has taken screeching at a plastic owl we have perched in the tree to amuse the grandchildren when they come. S/he clearly believes the owl is real…..and s/he does not like it. Apart from one screeching interlude, the only sounds I could hear were much more melodic bird sounds….a nightingale sings more or less continually behind the house, and I could hear cuckoos from the forest. Some swooping swifts visited, and various finches….gold, green and chaff……popped in for a chat.
|Swift sculptures...nearly as beautiful as the real things|
It was a lovely morning. It could only have been improved by Annie joining me for that coffee….or Jess popping in…..which is exactly what she’ll be doing in 3 days time.
|hands up who wants coffee.......Annie last September.|