Friday, 20 April 2018

Sun


The weather is a glorious blue and every window except our bedroom window is wide open,
It's easy for the dogs to go a tumbling from the bedroom window, especially when Pippa goes past with her arsey bitch Meg in tow.
I saw villager W out for a walk and she told me the sad tale how her canary was killed by a sparrow hawk whilst in it's cage in the garden.
I think she told me that his name was Bud.
Bud is a fine name for a pet, I think
Everywhere you look , everyone has to deal with a drama of sorts.
Little ones and big ones .
The nice weather always helps with coping with both me thinks
Especially when there is a light breeze carrying the faint smell of mown grass, woodsmoke and hyacinth through the cottage.

47 comments:

  1. What a beautiful and peaceful vista! I am envious as I now live in a city neighborhood :( While in his cage?? How sad. Yes, I am very thankful that the weather is getting better, but just when I think winter is over, another bizarre wave of cold blows through...

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  2. Gorgeous! Picturesque! Enchanting! You love in a charming and special place! The flowers add a cheery and welcoming touch. What a beautify day!

    Wow. That is some raptor to get a canary in a cage! I'm sad for the owner yet I'm also awed by the hunting skills of the sparrow hawk. Rest in Peace, Bud. You can fly and sing freely now without ever worrying about being hunted in heaven.

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  3. Seems poor W must've been traumatized by the killing of her pet. Sad tale. As Gilda Radner's character Rosanna used to say: It's Always Something!

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  4. It looks like a beautiful day in the neighborhood. We had one last weekend. They have been very rare. Enjoy!

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  5. What a gorgeous day. We have had snow, even yesterday morning! Then it got up in the 50's. It's been a very crazy Spring. I can't wait to open our windows.

    Cindy

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  6. What a splendid view!

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  7. Enjoy the sunshine, I love this time of year; the spring flowers, lambs skipping in fields, vitamin D.

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  8. A moment to remember when you move elsewhere.

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  9. Sounds perfect!

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  10. That view would go along way in healing a broken heart or just a down day ..

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  11. Green and greening and windows wide open.

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  12. Poor old Bud, guess that cage wasn't safe after all.

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  13. Love that beautiful green vista. You couldn't share some of that heat with us snow bound Canadians could you?

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  14. Barbara Anne2:58 pm

    RIP Bud and hugs to W.

    I suggest enlarging your lovely landscape photo to window size for hanging in your new home, wherever that may be.

    Wishing you well. :)

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  15. Putting a poor bird in a cage then leaving it outside would seem like a recipe for grief ...

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  16. After the ice storm last weekend, I couldn't agree more. A blue sky and sun always make you feel better. We might get to 12C this weekend. I can hardly wait.

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  17. Beautiful scene from the window. Sad tale about Bud. I hope you're not having to deal with a drama today?

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  18. Perfect picture/post John . . .
    I posted a similar post today titled, “Seep Deep Inside. . .”
    Fresh blue sky, sunshine, spring time air . . .
    Snickers stretched right out in the driveway sun . . .
    Loving it!

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  19. Oh the sparrowhawks! I used to work at a nature center. On snowy afternoon a Dad came in with his little girl. They were watching the bird feeder when a kestrel came roaring in and nailed a bright red cardinal. The child began crying for the pretty bird. I went into naturalist mode, trying to explain the kestrel needed to eat. She protested she'd never eat a bird. Dad went into pure Dad mode saying she did too. "Kentucky Fried Chicken," he said. "Honey, you love the wings." That is how you send a 5 year old from tears into a complete melt-down.

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    1. . . . and into vegetarianism . . . oh my

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  20. We need to mow grass, and it may be dry enough tomorrow.

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  21. Oh John, that last sentence conjures up such a pleasant image for such a lovely day.

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  22. This post just makes me drool as we await the start of warmer days...

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  23. Good weather makes everything that little bit easier

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  25. I'm glad you're getting some fine weather at last.

    I can imagine Bud's owner and the grief and pain she must feel. Most pet owners would feel the same.

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    1. Echoing jenny_o. Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD) is a perfectly acronymed (if that is a word) term.

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  26. A Sparrow Hawk? Through a cage? Sounds like someone getting sucked through an airline window at 35,000 feet.

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    1. Are you saying the woman did NOT get sucked [partway?] out?

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  27. We're going to miss these evocative, lovely posts, John.

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    1. John isn't giving up blogging.

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    2. But he is leaving the village for the city, hard to find charm in dirty sidewalks and harried workers.

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    3. Nothing is written in stone believe me

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    4. Debi.9:17 pm

      Are you having second thoughts about leaving John?..I know its really difficult when it comes to it...xx

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    5. In a different way as you may think

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  28. A bit of sun does wonders.
    Now I know a lot of country folk don't like foxes, the ones I'm referring are urban foxes.
    Just before Easter I spotted two fox cubs in the garden, no problem. Last weekend as it turned warmer and eveybody cut their lawns,the neighbour finds a dead cub, later, we do. Feeling very sad at this stage as the vixen is a good healthy fox.
    The sun came out on Sunday down here and we saw two cubs, so happy, she must have had four to start with!

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  29. What a pretty view! It looks like it won't be long before you'll be busy mowing your lawn.

    Bud is a good name, and I note you shy away from the Flopsy/Mopsy names with your clan. Our first dog as kids was Buster but I think a brown-pencil-coloured dog is better named Derwent.

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  30. your posts so often read like poetry. this one does.
    all windows here have screens. only California has open windows like your beautiful picture. no screens. no bugs or insects come in there apparently. rest in peace littlest Bud.

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  31. What a beautiful day you had. We finally had a day with sun and the temperature went above 0 degrees! I was about to comment about your lack of screens in your window, and saw that the person above already did. You really don't have any insects getting into your house? I'd love that. -Jenn

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  32. One determined Raptor - poor bird, and sad for the owner too. Friends had a mega-expensive hen run with all six sides wire meshed to proof them agains rats (burrowing) and hawks (flying) and everything in-between. Dick used to joke that the eggs were worth hundreds of dollars each, if you took account of all the costs of those hens.!

    You need a viewing while the sun is shining, the price will go through the roof!

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  33. Poor canary, but free from a caged life I suppose. We have had two Sparrowhawks, one catching and devouring a sparrow in our garden, the noise was awful. The other eating a caught mouse.

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  34. A day later but here in Montreal the glorious sunshine has made an appearance. Winter boots, coats and mitts (still being worn at the start of the week) have been replaced by light coloured jackets, people are smiling, raking their lawns. Dogs are wagging their tails - ecstatic at the proliferation of spring smells!

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  35. Don't talk to me of feckin' dramas. I've had more than my fair share this week!!Blue skies, shmoo skies!

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  36. Wonderful picture. Hope your new abode has an equally good view. I will keep visiting your blog and will be interested to see where you settle. Take care.

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