Five things… Wednesday.
Doesn’t have quite the same ring to it, but Friday managed to slip away from me last week. Still, a lot of good things have happened over the past fortnight and I wanted to note them down.
1. We spied this gorgeous Sparrowhawk visiting our neighbour’s garden last weekend. We do occasionally see them in the garden, but they’re usually fleeting visits, snatched views out of the corner of your eye. This one hung around for over an hour in the drizzle. I suspect it was nice and dry under that tree canopy…
I spent far too long watching her, but it’s not often that they’re so cooperative for the camera! In the end, I had to tear myself away to get on with making dinner but I did manage to sneak away and catch another glimpse of her later on – she’d caught a sparrow, which is a little sad, but that’s nature.
4. Woodland walks. Hands down, autumn and winter are my favourite times of year to be outside.
These silver birches brought me particular joy – maybe I’ve been watching too much Lord of the Rings, but the bark patterns really looked like Tolkien’s Middle Earth maps!