Raspberries in December

After an hour’s digging this morning, it was time to hit the sales in Leeds. Well, to get a new kettle, to be precise. This gave me the opportunity to have a wander through the sustainability garden at work, which seems very fruitful for the time of year.

I was a little surprised to see there were still raspberries on the canes. That said, when I tried them I could see why they were uneaten. Notwithstanding, seeing the arrangement gave me food for thought.

I wonder though if the flock of pigeons on a roof

further along the road had any notion that there might be something in the garden for them. What were they all doing there, anyway?

Whatever the answer is, we were tickled by the sight of them. At home, the pigeons also continue to give me such pleasure, as they perch in the leylandii two doors down. The blackbirds, too, have caused some amusement as they hang around in the hope of finding worms in my excavations. Sadly, I couldn’t get any photos of my own feathered friends.

About Helen

I have always been interesting in living a more environmentally friendly lifestyle and used to do what I could. Now, I have come to realise that we have reached such a point in terms of environmental degradation that it is more important - perhaps - to focus on building resilience. I therefore do as much as I can to reuse, grow my own and encourage a supportive community, for example. I also keep reading and learning all the time.
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6 Responses to Raspberries in December

  1. Our birds are mostly eschewing the crab apples. This year they can afford to be choosy

  2. Hope you had a wonderful Christmas and wishing you all the best for 2019 x

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