Sparrows on a hot shed roof
Monday, 26th May 2003, West Yorkshire
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sparrows sun themselves on the south-facing side of the shed roof. They
fluff out their feathers, half open their wings and soak up the heat.
Perhaps they're getting rid of feather mites or perhaps they just enjoy
They remind me of burgers on spread out on the grill in a fast-food restaurant.
A corner of meadow
It's going too far to call the patch beyond the veg beds a meadow
but this 'meadow area' is a little tangle of wild flowers (or weeds,
if you prefer) that I wouldn't want to get rid of. I can just go
down there, sit on my new bench and start drawing the tangle of
(from left to right) creepeing buttercup, dock and nettle
leaves, a bluebell (is it the Spanish variety? I still haven't quite
decided) and, throwing a tendril out to the bluebell, bush vetch.
flesh-fly, with red eyes and big feet, suns itself on
A frog hops past by my feet.
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