Breaking the ice…

It’s been so cold here today that the many trips I had to make down to the bottom of the garden to break the ice on the bird bath seemed like a bit of a chore, but it was so worth it when I saw this…

Birds need water so much at this time of year – please remember to break the ice on water sources in your garden if you possibly can. Our feathered friends really appreciate it.

A Christmas Day visitor

I’m one of those who finds Christmas a tough time of year. There’s so much pressure and expectation to be jolly built up around the holiday season to begin with, then add to that family issues and by the time Christmas Day rolls around I am normally pretty much at the end of my patience with it all.

This year though my spirits were lifted by a visitor to the bird feeders on Christmas afternoon. Seeing this lovely chap instantly lifted my mood.