A tropical garden in Sangre Grande, Trinidad. I loved it but made the mistake of picking an extremely hot chilli with bare hands – and eating it!
Osborne House is a beautiful building and, whilst an ostentatious display of wealth, also shows an appreciation of quality craftsmanship and sustainability that might, hopefully, make a return one day.
Birds in a Barbed Bush
I went to war with this mahonia once, and I think I won. I suffered injuries but at least my car suffered scratches no more. Birds live in it, which presents a mystery: why would they do such an apparently reckless thing? It would be like me seeking comfort in a barbed wire dressing gown.
Wishful Thinking For New Year
The old year is like the rusty dead leaves momentarily reprieved by frost. They will fade away just like 2020. After a year like this, a spot of wishful thinking would seem in order.
My personal diary, Sunday, 27th December 2020. Devon. Bella has a go at blowing my fence down, and doesn’t entirely succeed.
Much to my surprise I found three baby hedgehogs in my garden, which was a wonderful sight. However, one of them was sickly and I have no idea if it survived.
I noticed this morning there was something wrong with a young wood pigeon; it couldn’t fly and could barely walk. I tried to help and then this happened…