Wednesday, December 31, 2008
greetings, territory, deadline
A happy New Year!
On my regular walks through the Grove, I notice that certain areas are usually occupied by the same birds, territories I suppose you would call them. There are the grey ring doves, always on the west side of the park. A pair of blackbirds seem to favour the entrance from Belview; and by the same entrance I have, two or three times, recently encountered a thrush. The crows, as I have remarked before, look on the entire park as their territory, and strut about where ever they please, as do the wood pigeons and magpies.
With a literary project in hand, I find myself working to a deadline for the first time in a good many years. It serves as an incentive to act rather than a constraint.The unaccustomed urgency is, for the most part, enjoyable.
And good health!