26th March 2008
Grey murky day with light pervading rain throughout most of it. But despite the weather the whole world is moving further into spring. Each morning the yard is alive with Robins, Chaffinches, Mistle Thrush, Blackbird and the ever friendlier squirrels. They are fast losing any sense of fear and gambol along the walls with their tails twitching or sit looking into the room with those sharp, wise eyes. In another place they’d be a pest but here they can bring only joy. I think part of the reason for the loss of fear amongst the wildlife is the dwindling number of cats and dogs around. People generally keep fewer pets these days. Just another facet of a rapidly changing society.
Hope you enjoyed the pictures from the other day...isn’t Lancashire beautiful in places. People living in these areas of outstanding beauty are really so very lucky. Apart from the scenery I think one of the real blessings would be the peace and quiet of a rural location. I might get a good night’s sleep then and I could have another dog. Have a good day.