It may be a bit random but two particular images come to mind about life in the glorious village of Adlestrop. The dogs and the birds. Remember Edward Thomas' poem, Adlestrop:
"Yes, I remember Adlestrop -
The name because one afternoon
Of heat the express-train drew up there
Unwontedly. It was late June.
The steam hissed. Someone cleared his throat.
No one left and no one came
On the bare platform. What I saw
Was Adlestrop – only the name
And willows, willow-herb, and grass,
And meadowsweet, and haycocks dry,
No whit less still and lonely fair
Than the high cloudlets in the sky.
And for that minute a blackbird sang
Close by, and round him, mistier,
Farther and farther, all the birds
Of Oxfordshire and Gloucestershire."
So here is one of each.
Macy Gray after an excellent afternoon's digging to Australia. What fun!
And, the goldfinches on the niger feeder - a third was hanging on nearby hoping a vacancy would open up! What beautiful creatures.
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The Old Post Office: 26th Jan 2013 14:49:00
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