A triumph of life

Well, we come to the end of an extra-ordinary month. And whilst we’ve been trapped in our homes, nature has been busily getting on with what it normally does all around.

This has provided some wry amusement. For example, one pigeon showed me the itinerary of its menu round the garden. Of course, I didn’t have my phone to hand as it wandered first to the hairy bittercress and then had a nibble on a dandelion leaf before hopping over the path for the real smorgasbord of greener.

The yarrow wasn’t apparently much to its taste but it took a few mouthfuls of fennel and red-veined sorrel. And then topped up in more fennel as well as more dandelion. Fortunately, the nearby globe artichoke must be too well-established or perhaps the wrong colour to be an attraction.

Resting after a lovely feast on the ground.

Wildlife has been one entertainment. Another has been the changing landscape in the front garden. At last the crocuses have shown themselves but what about this?

The tulip on the left has found a gap in the plastic, put down in a dismal attempt to kill off the lawn which refuses to die. I’m not pleased about the grass but having forgotten where exactly the tulips had been planted it is a pleasure to find this unexpected gift from nature.

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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10 Responses to A triumph of life

  1. Murtagh's Meadow says:

    How lovely to get the unexpected tulip. Stay safe and well

    • Helen says:

      Thank you. And you, too.

      A security guard, marshalling people in and out of a supermarket today thanked me for taking the time to talk to him

  2. Everything is around us if we look

  3. I enjoyed this post, unexpected tulip and all. What an interesting path your pigeon took, and I like how your eyes followed him on his journey. I could “see” it!

  4. I’m with Cynthia about the pigeon’s journey.

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