Monday, 18 April 2011

Coming Down to Earth?

Oh! Oh! Oh! Think I may be drifting back to Earth.

But I don't wanna.

Good news is... that the days are beautiful, mild, and sunny. So I am gardenin. Today I look up from neighbourly chats to see a male yellowhammer on top of the hawthorn opposite. A beautiful canary-yellow bird, lit up by the sun.

In the garden, things are being cleared up and new stuff planted. So once or twice we bend down to "rescue" displaced baby slow worms, placing them back in the undergrowth.

These are wonderful, smart, little creatures - about 10 cms long and half a centimeter wide. Pale bronze with a zoot-suit sharp, black stripe along their flanks. Little beauties. Google Image "Baby slow worms" to get the idea.

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