Driving into the local small town to do some shopping we were stopped at traffic lights where some new building is going on. A scene from Africa presented: it looked like a gang of vultures gathering over some corpse but actually it was a large group of jackdaws causing a commotion in the very top of a Cedar tree, apparently jockeying for nesting sites in prime position. They were on the very top of the tree which caused friend’s husband to mention that it should be a good summer if the birds were nesting high.
The lights turned green and we continued. Further on, the church has a large car park which is available to shoppers so we pulled in there. At the side is a burgeoning Camellia with red flowers just coming into bloom: imagine my surprise when I saw some very strange, red-stemmed fruit on the same bush.
We ran our errands and headed towards home: driving up the high street, we watched as a horse and cart came spanking up the road and pulled into a bus stop and parked while a chap ran into a shop. A little later we saw them again as they pulled out of the supermarket car park, having done their shop and collected other members of the family along the way, plus baby-buggy!! Clearly Mum and sister had been in the supermarket shopping while the lads did stuff in the town. They all negotiated the complicated traffic situation caused by the new build, and set off again at speed.
Just another morning in town!
Some years ago when I learned to drive horses I considered going into do my local supermarket shopping with my trap: it seemed the ‘greenest’ way. Now I feel I should have done so.