It’s been a sad day for me (I’m talking on an emotional level rather than a political one). I have no idea what Brexit holds but I feel part of me has been wiped away with Theresa May’s letter to EU President Donald Tusk.
However, my day brightened when I got home to see a blackbird flying into the neighbouring pine trees with a beak full of what I imagine to be nest-building material. I wasn’t able to get my phone out in time for a photo but I did get one of a pigeon taking flight, after pausing on a nearby fence.
Last autumn I had wondered if the branches of Christmas tree might inhibit the growth of rhubarb under the acidic mulch. It seems that the birds have made sure this didn’t happen, though, for the rhubarb is showing in several places now.