Thursday, July 26, 2007

Time to leave the nest?

Geoff has taken a few lovely photographs of some barn swallows at his house.

Here's one:



He thinks it's high time they stopped sponging off their parents.

Perhaps.

They do seem greedy.

Animal watching is actually one of our favourite activities here at OD, and we're blessed with a garden that hosts an amazing variety of wildlife.

I'm convinced that a little time spent considering nature in action will tell you a great deal more about life than all the holy books ever written.

Amen.

2 comments:

Geoff Coupe said...

Thanks for the nod. I must admit that I am rather pleased with that photo - it's probably the best one I've taken this year. It is rather wonderful to be able to watch all this stuff happening in the garden. Haven't seen mating hedgehogs yet, but I live in hope...

J. Carter Wood said...

Thank _you_ for the great photo.

We have a friendly neighbourhood hedgehog, actually, who drops by every evening. But either he/she is celibate or the lovenest of choice is elsewhere...