Yesterday the sun came out, I won't go so far as to say it was warm (it wasn't ) but it did make me feel like I wanted to tidy the garden. This was partly as I wanted to stay near home to hide. I have had anothe allergic episode and my eyes are like two little slits in a red cushion.
So, I gardened in sunglasses which hid the eyes but not the puffy face. It drew glances from passers by. I say passers by but they are not random, they are invariably people in walking gear on the way to the woods, usually with dogs.
I cleared a lot of clart, filled the green bin in fact. And uncovered several mouse holes in the process- see above. If you find holes think "golf ball, mouse; tennis ball, rat". So golf balls they are, or smaller actually, and incredibly neat and perfect.
Funny how most (all?) animals go for round holes and just we humans have to have angles and lines. Better than crouching I suppose, and arches are a compromise.
I mentioned we have an owl in the back garden, well yesterday there was a female sparrowhawk. She even went into the laurel hedge, and came out with a little bird. I find this a bit sad, but can't complain as it proves the garden is sustaining quite a little system. And birds of prey were my first birdy loves, which along with bats and horses consumed much interest.
The blue tits are checking out the nesting boxes. Bit early, but as I feed the birds every day it may well be that they're starting to build a nest. Crow is also still around every day, though he can fly well now. I wonder if he (she??) will ever leave or just be a permanent resident?
Better weather given for this week, but snow next weekend. Bleurgh.