To be precise a borlotti bean. The undulations beneath the red-streaked, green skin of the pod, show where the white beans, also streaked with red, are beginning to swell. Yesterday's bean scape was a close -up taken with the super-macro facility on the new camera.
Outside a cutlers' shop, which is closing down an elderly lady, with a walking stick emits a deep, ambiguous sigh as she contemplates a display of cut price salad bowls.
In the Grove are four crows waddling, all in the same direction, over the grass which is wet from recent rain and yielding up its succulent inhabitants. The crows look smaller than the pair that occupied the Grove last winter and I suspect that they must be its progeny. Or is it mum and dad and two juniors?