Thursday, May 28, 2020
Fields of flax
Angus is up early talking to men in dark suits . Hong Kong, the frugal four and Israels relationship with China our cheerful morning topics. A slightly quizzical ' good morning ' from Sophie who , while I've been talking, has drunk from the water barrel , chased the C-A-T that sleeps on the wood pile and managed to get grass seeds caught in the fur on her ears. Quite a list of achievements considering its only just gone six.
At this time of the morning no one in the village is stirring ..
... but the Moorhen family are out and about on the water lily leaves. Angus just manages to catch a snap of a blurry fast moving mother shepherding her little ones into the safety of the shrubs by the pond. Mother moorhen seems surprised that anyone would be up and about before the frogs start croaking.
The flax fields on either side of the lane coming into flower. Although not as 'electric 'as the sunflowers the flax fields have a calm beauty. Another three or four days and they'll be in full flower.
Today a return trip to the Volvo garage for the repairs that required a part ' to be ordered '.