Saturday was one of those mornings at home when all the little birds were out in force – sparrows, tits and robins – flitting around in the dappled sunlight under the box tree. There must be plenty of seed heads in the garden for them to enjoy, and I was pleased to see that the grass is recovering after the neglect of a busy August, and that this year’s frogs are starting to look for winter hideouts
The chickens have finished the last few blackberries in the front garden. We haven’t eaten many of the berries ourselves, as the girls love them so much and it’s so much fun to watch them indulge in a healthy delicacy. They’ll enjoy some warm mash in the mornings this autumn as the temperature drops
Percy is happier now that it is not so hot. He picks his way over the pebbles at the pond’s edge to lap up the water, a proper tiger who doesn’t mind getting his feet wet. Charlotte and I watch him when he’s asleep on the sofa, snoring and dreaming, even though it makes us feel slightly stalker-like
The brick shed now has a new window and paintwork, though I still have the rotten door to replace. Baz says the cheerful green gloss on the windowsill (‘Garden’ by Little Green) reminds him of Granny Dale, his maternal great grandma who would from time to time choose to paint everything the same colour, an outrageously loud pink or a bright green like this. I think I would have liked her
Any more dry weekends will be used for mowing and tidying the garden, painting the windowsills and the front door and fixing guttering etc. There’s just nothing better than a borrowed autumn day spent getting the house and garden ready for winter …
5 thoughts on “‘Little bird’ mornings”
That Percy looks like a real ‘grumpy cat’! Fun to read about you cleaning up after the summer and preparing for the cold weather. I have to get out in the garden this weekend!
Percy looks magnificent – very laid back!
‘Magnificent’ is exactly the right word for Percy. He is the perfect mix of teddy bear and guru
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Yes, I love Autumn, but it’s been rushing into winter this last week.
Percy’s the best. He’s not technically ‘our’ cat as he is a free spirit, but we have a kind of timeshare agreement on him!
I love Percy – so chilled. Isn’t autumn a lovely season?