Sunday, February 17, 2008

On a lighter note ...

Wearying as it is to re-type letters and post them with comments I think it worthwhile if only for the sake of the continuing pleasure of living and using a piece of 'common ground'.

This view is of the south west corner of the open space, taken during recent fine weather. The trees here have grown well and give a sense of woodland beyond their numbers and setting. Last week there were Redwings Turdus iliacus in the trees to the left hand of this view accompanied by several species of smaller birds including Blue Tits Parus caeruleus and Greenfinches Carduelis chloris. In the recent past I heard and saw a Greater Spotted Woodpecker Dendrocopus major (daft name I think for a beautiful creature) in these trees.

People can get rather precious about coming into contact with the natural world; yet when it is not there I think we notice.

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