Simply …

It’s been a challenging week. I’ve not felt well, work has been hectic, and the rain and wind have been battering the garden in equal measure. But this morning ‘the sun came out and dried up all the rain, and incy wincy spider’ … well, there are plenty of those about. So, my 15 minutes of green today didn’t involve weeding or pruning, walking or cycling. It was simply … 15 minutes of green.

Simply November sunshine
November sunshine

Watch and listen

I spent 15 minutes of green revelling in the mirror stillness of the pond, the warmth of the sunshine and the vibrant hues of leaves of varying shapes and shades. I listened to melodious birdsong, and delighted in watching a small tortoiseshell searching for a place to settle and blue tits flitting between bird table and nuts.

An added bonus

And then, an added bonus. The distinctive secretive scurrying of a wren (Troglodytes troglodytes) as it searched among the rocks around the pond for insects and spiders. Dumpy yet delicate. I wouldn’t have spotted this fabulous little bird if I hadn’t taken the time to simply stop and watch the goings on around the garden.

Wendy the wren

Take 15 minutes to simply be

So, for 15 minutes, I forgot the head cold and the mountain of work waiting for me on my PC. What a perfect morning.

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