On the wall. I suspect that this is a newly fledged blackbird making the acquaintance of a wall in The Grove.
People who look after the public - in banks and supermarkets and the like - are it seems taught to make conversation or at least to say something friendly whenever the opportunity arises. Hence in the bank today the flow of:
"Have you had a nice day so far?"
Have a nice rest-of-the-day"
The important thing is to keep on the treadmill of having a nice time. The weekend hasn't yet begun but that I can confidently predict is bound to be nice.
I think it was Lucy Kempton who in a recent post expressed her liking for bowls. I know what she means. In my case it is more than bowls; I like almost anything intended to contain: boxes, bags, jars, jugs and bottles. I think just now of the still life paintings of Georgio Morandi where bottles, vases and jugs have a majestic simplicity.