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.


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.



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...