Tuesday, May 09, 2006

Young & Younger



There is something about looking in shops when they are closed. The pressure is off and one can muse and mull 'till ones heart's content. There is a tiny antique toyshop in Market Square in Whitby called 'Curios' which is crammed with all manner of childhood nonpareil. Each item with its own little history, and each radiating a feint residual joy from the pleasure they must have brought to the tiny hands and eyes of little boys and girls past - It's easy to get maudlin as the eyes refocus from the wonders within to the reflection in the shop window! The Sun is still battling it out with the north east wind, which seems determined to cling on to winter. But at least one little madam is ahead of the game - she has built her nest close to our back door and directly above the bird-feeder. Life it seems is too short, and way too beautiful, to wallow in matters past...

Update
It seems our new neighbour is a Song Thrush - and she has had a busy day...

2 comments:

jafabrit said...

Enjoyed your post.

Moribundo said...

Thanks jafabrit. The nest I mentioned now has 3 eggs. My knowledge of birds is pretty pathetic - but I'm on the case!