As I was sitting here on the bench yesterday (eventually) doing as I was told, the view through the window was that of four and a half boats, a pontoon pole, three spindly trees, and the roof tops of the block of retirement flats that flank the dog walk on the other side of the access road.
I’m no artist, but put pen to paper and did a rough sketch. However, transferring the image from my eye to the page wasn’t exactly, well, exact, though you could tell it contained trees.
Picture: RSPB Pied Wagtail (resident)
I watched a pair of pied wagtails flitting across the bow of the boat two berths up. It is the boat favoured by the kingfisher, though I haven’t seen him lately.
Whether these were a mating pair I don’t know, but they seemed to dance across the water in hot pursuit of each other, in an aerial ballet of intricacy and variant speed.
Here in the UK we have three types of wagtail (source)
There are lovely little birds, and I have been lucky to see them all at one stage or another.
Picture: RSPB Grey Wagtail (resident)
Picture : RSPB Yellow Wagtail (summer)
I am a retired number cruncher with a vivid imagination and wacky sense of humour which extends to short stories and poetry. I love to cook and am a bit of a dog whisperer as I get on better with them than people sometimes!
In November 2020, we lost our beloved Maggie who adopted us as a 7 week old pup in March 2005. We decided to have a photo put on canvas as we had for her predecessor Barney. We now have three pictures of our fur babies on the wall as we found a snapshot of Kizzy, my GSD when Hubby and I first met so had hers done too.
On February 24th 2022 we were blessed to find Maya, a 13 week old GSD pup who has made her own place in our hearts. You can follow our training methods, photos and her growth in my blog posts.
From 2014 to 2017 'Home' was a 41 foot narrow boat where we made strong friendships both on and off the water. We were close to nature enjoying swan and duck families for neighbours, and it was a fascinating chapter in our lives.
We now reside in a small bungalow on the Lincolnshire coast where we have forged new friendships and interests.
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