Saturday, June 25, 2005

Ouragan, Blackbirds, Haloumi

Noting that Ouragan, the French word for hurricane, sounds like someone saying hurricane with a stage French accent.

Last year and the year before a pair of blackbirds produced a second brood in the wisteria above our front door. On both occasions cats and magpies arrived to threaten the fledgelings. This year there is no nest in ours, but there is in the wisteria opposite.The nestlings fledged in both years during the men's final of Wimbledon. Today, watching the parents busy with the young: roll on the finals.

Haloumi cheese grilling on a stall in the Farmers' Market.

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