Today when I went walking this morning, I saw a solitary heron in a couple of fields away from us. A classic pose, the long neck tall and reaching to the sky, and the long skinny legs. There is something ethereal about herons, they are not quite of this world, standing in silence by the river waiting for a fish to surface, they are made for a Japanese scroll in their grayness. Early in the morning also the fields have lots of baby rabbits, white tails flicking in the air as they ran hither and thither in confusion - Beatrix Potter eat your heart out...
This morning we went to a coffee morning in the church, well attended, loads of raffle prizes, I spent my money on a fruit loaf and a big white teddy bear (don't ask) just fancied him, and the person who had brought him in said he could sit on my rocking chair, which he is at the moment.
Yesterday we went to Thirsk, I bought some patchwork squares but we were going for a friend to look for a dog for her. No luck on that front, there hardly seemed any dogs there at the Blue Cross, which is good news really.
The Guardian has coined good names for those 'in or out' of the EU leavers and remainers, in this house we cancel each other out, but listening to Obama's speech left a lot to be desired, such as a modern history lesson, did he really think that his Winston Churchill story would have any relevance?
It is all rather sordid this picking holes in every person and speech, leaving Jo Public in a state of absolute confusion as to why we should stay in or leave.
In fact life is much happier when you contemplate the solitary heron in a field, was he resting in the morning sun, or waiting for me to leave the side of the river so that he could fish. Yesterday travelling towards Thirsk we saw a Canadian goose, waddling along the road with four beautiful goslings behind, rather dangerous, but hopefully they found the safety of a field. Life is truly burgeoning at the moment, for all the horror stories in the human world, the animal world carries on with spring as does the plant world.