To mark the passing of another 30 days, I have changed my 'Video Clips of the Month' (down there at the bottom of the right-hand column). Hope that some of them strike a chord with someone, somewhere, &c, as all of them did with me.
I should have been picking over today's haul of blackberries but I completely forgot. I think I am suffering from shock.
Earlier this evening, a dead squirrel fell out of a tree and landed with a splat on the pavement twelve inches in front of me. Had I been a single pace further on, it would have landed on my head.
It all happened so quickly, but I am sure it was dead before it fell. I'd have thought squirrels would sort of, well, 'squirrel' themselves away somewhere quietly when they felt a spot of death coming on. But this one must simply have keeled over on its branch and down it plopped.
It's not the fact that it was so sadly deceased (ahhh, the poor wee thing), nor the fact that it made rather a nasty mess on the conker-strewn tarmac which makes me shudder still - it's the fact that it nearly landed on my head!
Luckily, that was way back then in September and now it's October. Phew!
WILLOW WARBLER FLOCK
6 days ago