The view outside my window this morning…What happened to my lovely spring? Even the birds are shocked into silence and hiding deep inside trees and bushes. I saw fox for the first time in several days; He is actually They; there are two of them, brothers. I have lost tabs on which one I treated and which one still needs dosing up against the mange. They look identical with their bare bottoms and black legs. I do feel despondent, how sort them out now?
To cheer myself up, I shall venture down to the cellar and sort out my remaining apple stash. I am sure that the thrushes will appreciate a late winter snack and I can make myself an apple pie with the few remaining good ones.
This is my Bramley in full regalia. The apples usually last me all winter; fabulous, isn’t it!