The weather has been fluctuating for several weeks
between rain and sunshine.
The trees have leaves again
so we cannot see the distant Welsh hills.
Small grey squirrels come to eat
the bread I have broken for them and for the birds.
It is very cold today.
Our beautiful tulips have shed their petals.
The weather here has become very cold
yet the trees bear fresh leaves.
The foxes come for food,
waiting patiently in the early morning
and when the day dims at night.
They too need food to feed their cubs.
The dull day hides the Welsh Hills.
Trees sway in the wind and birds chirp
in the trees sheltering our garden.
We are fortunate indeed
to have a garden which shelters us.
I received a card today from a friend.
On the envelope there was a stamp with
a portrait of a cat by Leonardo da Vinci.
Da Vinci?s face is very interesting,
with a certain intensity.
Laburnum Walk in our garden.
The weather has become very hot
and we seek shade in the garden to cool us down.
Ducks and drakes fly overhead
and a couple usually land in our lower pool.
In the distance there is the sound
of lawn - mowers.
A gentle breeze moves the leaves
on the sun-drenched trees.
Even our cat called
hides in the shade.
The hot days have passed
and the branches of trees are now
peacefully swaying in the wind.
The weather is inconsistent,
rather like us !
But each change can be a blessing.
Young squirrels come down
from their trees and forage for food.
Are we perhaps the equivalent
of a form of
self-service for them ?
Some perch on the the wooden benches
sheltered under trees....
WISHING YOU EVERY BLESSING
FROM ALL OF US AT
CURZON PARK ABBEY.