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Daily Archives: November 28, 2013

Thanksgiving, Toddler Talk and Garden Birds

1   Happy Thanksgiving to my dear family in Atlanta and in Hawaii, to our good friend Shelagh in Vermont and to all my lovely blogging friends in America.  May you all have love and laughter in your lives.

Happy Thanksgiving

Happy Thanksgiving

2   Such a lovely phone call this morning from two and a half year old Grand-Baby T who sang the following to us to the tune of  Frère Jaques

Father Christmas, Father Christmas,
He’s got stuck, he’s got stuck;
High up in the chimney, high up in the chimney
What bad luck! What bad luck!

Try it!

3   The birds were very busy in the garden this morning – all kinds of tits, our wren, lots of Goldfinches and the usual Magpies, Blackbirds and pigeons. The Goldfinches were stripping the Verbena Bonariensis of its seeds. A Heron flew over yesterday which was a treat.

Goldfinches and a Coal Tit

Goldfinches and a Coal Tit, taken from the kitchen, through the window on maximum zoom

I’m watching Comet ISON with great interest. This update just came through from my dear Sister in Hawaii and it’s all looking just a bit iffy at the moment as if it might not survive its close encounter with the sun.

 
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