A card through the post is something to look forward to, appreciate and remember long after the event. I am not talking about the cheap cards you buy in the discount store, but ones that have been created by an artist or maker and chosen with care to send a loving message to the recipient. Perhaps even framed afterwards.
This all came about when artist and designer Sarah Hamilton saw the quote:
“If everyone who’d complimented our beautiful gallery had bought ‘just a card‘ we’d still be open”
This is so sad and I have now resolved to buy a card whenever I see one I really like and not rush out at the last minute (just before final posting date) to buy one that will “have to do”. Will you do that to?
The swallows are here, the swifts have arrived this week and I heard my first cuckoo this morning. I get shouted at every time I go to the shed by a Great Tit fiercely defending the offspring, and the baby blackbirds get in the way when I am moving compost out of the heap. It is an easy way for them to find food. Oh what a lovely time of year it is!
Swallow – Hirundo rustica
Even the baby rabbits munching on the young hydrangea leaves within their, somewhat limited, reach are something to smile about. Well they deserve it I think. They have such a struggle with myxomatosis and the new RHD2 which is wiping out thousands of rabbits. They are such lovely creatures and get such a bad press because they eat what we are trying to grow.
There are several nests around the garden, but I am concerned about upsetting them so I leave well alone.