Saturday, July 20, 2013
Everything will perish save love and music.
The Wrens nesting in the wisteria above the front door have been joined by a family of Chaffinches . The Wrens wake first, then the Chaffinches, then an enthusiastic and vocal Bob. When Bob rises, the whole village rises with him.
Bob discovers a field mouse nest. He shuttles backwards and forwards until he's deposited its entire contents in the kitchen. That unmistakeable " look what I've brought you " look . ' The font ' does not share his delight.
Expelled from the house Bob plays with the garden sprinklers. This keeps him occupied until lunchtime. He rushes into the kitchen and lies on the tiles . A pool of water forming round him. He is towelled dry. Bob adopts his long suffering '' Keep your hair on ! It's only a drop of water " attitude while this is going on .
His afternoon is spent in the cherry orchard rediscovering his inner equilibrium. Sophie spends her day with ' the font ' in the kitchen. There is sea bream for dinner.