Since moving to Kent we’ve set our trail camera up. We’ve seen the neighbourhood cats visiting. Big furry grey cat, tuxedo cat, tortoiseshell cat and all black cat. More exciting is this healthy looking fox, having a sniff round the garden.
On Monday 22nd June John noticed a pigeon on the house roof which Jane again spotted when it came down into the garden. It was a racing pigeon which looked a bit tired so we gave it some food. We wondered about catching it but before we could, it flew into a hedge in next door’s garden.
He had a gold ring on the right leg GB19-F11253 We didn’t see him again, so hope he is now back where he belongs.
Update – 28th June. He’s been back regularly and doesn’t seem to want to go home.
The whole country, no, the whole world is on lock down for our protection from this insidious virus; the busy lives we all lead restricted to four walls, unless shopping, exercising or working.
We have experienced a long wet dull winter, both John and I have struggled with drawn out health issues, longing for a warmer, brighter and healthier spring, our eagerly awaited European holiday already cancelled.
Fortunately we enjoy each others company, we already spend hours on the internet, I also enjoy reading and knitting. We both love the garden, John cuts the grass and does the heavy jobs, I do the planting and flowers, we both enjoy the wildlife we can attract especially, birds, insects, amphibians and mammals, we are happily surprised at the variety of creatures we can attract.
Today I had a walk around the garden, breathing in the warm fresh air, listening to the birdsong and droning of bees around the skimmia japonica flowers, just enjoying the heat of the sun on my skin. Here are some of the images I captured with my camera.
It is an uncertain time, but there is always beauty in nature.