Tuesday, March 29, 2011
grazing, territory, chain
Goose grazing in Groombridge.
When you walk though The Grove every day as I do you tend to notice certain birds occupying particular territories. In the corner near the entrance to Sutherland Road there is nearly always a male of female blackbird looking for interesting things in the grass. Sometimes both are there.
As a child I never saw the point of daisy chains. Girls made them anyway. So they were not for me. But this afternoon I do enjoy the sight of a particularly well made daisy chain, the flowers still fresh, hung along the railing in front of a neighbouring house. That the house is occupied by a family with a number of little girls is neither here nor there. It is simply a question of responding to a creative act and the pleasure it gives. A black board by the front door has chalked on it the words "Hello sunshine"!