Feeling Broody …
… did that grab your attention? not me you foolish people … the birds (and possibly the bees?) are starting nesting. How do I know? well you remember the pictures of my Rowan tree in the snow – it is hollow and every spring it is home to a family of starlings. I hadn’t given it any thought since I thought it was too soon in the year but wile I was stood in the porch this morning I could hear the garrulous starlings and when I looked there are Mr and Mrs S flying in and out of the hole in the tree. I assume they are currently renovating and making their nest cosy … they were very relaxed about a wood pigeon and a dove sitting in the tree a little later. I will have to see if I can set up and get some pictures this year.
Having spent the morning working on a special design for someone and listening to next door’s renovations continue I took the boys for a constitutional. Apart form Dog yipping at a dog and getting Pup all riled up too it was an uneventful walk apart from Pup eating something disgusting … but while we were out I did see these tiny little snowdrops at the edge of the spinney
On the way back we caught glimpses of a bird on the ploughed field that we had seen flying on the way down – when it flies it has a very distinctive shape and flight patterns and a hauntingly beautiful call – a lapwing – but I bet you cannot pick him out on here?
I left the boys snuggled at home and went back with my camera and managed to catch a few pictures of the lapwings:
I was interrupted by the arrival of a fellow Community Councillor on his way to walk his wee dug – Rab. Rab is a wirehaired jack russell and a real poppet who always has lots of kisses for me. We had a wee chat about the lapwings, Rab’s walk, my boy’s exercise and what is about to go in the fields down by the larch spinney. I had hoped there would be livestock in there again this year so Pup got used to it but it’s tatties – don’t think he needs training to ignore tatties LOL. They went on their way and I turned back and headed into Kirriemuir.
After completing my messages, feeding my boys and myself I settled down to finish the jewellery commission I have – this was the one settled on:
I did something else creative today too – but it is a surprise for someone so you will have to wait to hear about that … shhhh!
It is going to be a busy day tomorrow; food shopping, deliver a letter for Evelyn and do some Toxic solving … if he can be bothered. Job applications to do and think about my interview on Thursday … I will try and make sure I keep some time to share with all of you.