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Saturday, October 17, 2015

Over-night rain

Last night's rain was unrelenting, fulsome even. This morning, everything is freshly washed and looking perky. The boughs of blossom are hanging heavier than yesterday, but looking pleased at the extra weight of water they are carrying. The cuttings and sprouting seeds in the nursery will be rejoicing and preparing to pump up their efforts to become trees and shrubs in their own right. If the temperatures over the next few days are high or even higher than they are now, there will be an explosion of growth, and that's something I really enjoy observing :-)
Yesterday, whilst being photographed by the talented James Jubb, a wood pigeon flew, at speed, so close to my head that my hair was ruffled. I've yet to understand why they fly so close - perhaps they are just having fun.

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