As I sit, with the sound of near-freezing rain striking the study window, the aroma of home-made leek and potato soup (with leeks fresh dug this morning) rises up to temp me.
Between showers I have been treated to displays of visiting birds (which is more than can be said for the Big Garden Bird Watch at the weekend, when it seems the birds had, literally, taken flight). There has been a Nuthatch, several Long-Tailed Tits, Blue Tits, Great Tits, Bull Finch, Gold Finch, Blackbirds, Dunnock and Sparrows, all in the space of quarter of an hour or so.
Even on a pretty awful day for gardening, the garden has given both food and pleasure.
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