Well, the feathers are growing apace!
Which is good because November is upon us with its threat of frosts and snow.
November is often much colder here than the first half of January and certainly than December. One just gets into wintry mode in November, having resigned oneself to cold, frost and even snow, so that by the end of November the Christmas spirit has grown as an antidote.
Then, suddenly, in December, it gets wet and foggy and Christmas itself is usually grey and dank, only rarely cold and sunny: which is a real let down.
Of course, once all the special food, relaxation and time to scrunch down with some good films has passed, and we are all back into the work routine, then the real weather hits with a vengeance so transport and everyday life becomes a difficult treadmill.
However, back to the subject in hand. We are getting ready for the cold weather and growing our nice, white, protective feather coat, with down filling.
Also, we are growing like a weed.
However, one part of us is reluctant to change.
I am referring to our very handsome mohecan.
Oh yes, and one other part is slow to mature: our shaggy bottom.
It is simply gorgeous and I can barely keep my hands off. I’ve always had a ‘thing’ for feathery bottoms.
Can’t be doing with hairy ones, but give me a feathery one and I’m done for. Its some kind of puffball effect:)