sheepThe birds seem very quiet this time of year. Mr P says  it is a classic time for many birds to lose their feathers so they tend to skulk around a bit and don’t really feel they have much to sing about as they look a bit raggedy and flying aint much fun…not sure if he is making all that up, but it sounds good. The wood pigeons and and crows seem fairly unphased and continue to coo and crow. The most wonderful sound that filled my weekend was  the sheep. Such a great sound, and so varied in pitch. I have a mind to go crawling round with my sound recorder …oh I did ….here is a tiny sheep clip  of their baa-ing  that were right outside our abode. I wish I could have taken them back to London with me..but I am  not sure if the neighbours would have liked it much and I would run out of grass in about 3 seconds and they would all die of starvation, unless I took them to the park, and they would get run over getting there….

SONG OF THE DAY -Christine McVie -Songbird

I love Christine McVie’s voice and this is a lovely performance of this song. A favourite of mine.

In his dark and gloomy time we have to find as many reasons as possible to have a little smile or a chuckle. When it is the darkest and gloomiest I am still amazed that the smallest things can make my heart sing – sometimes it’s just a very small little song, but who says it is all about size?. Today, it was the bird singing  as it got light…even though it woke me up. Just this week I have heard them after a long period of silence..they know it’s all startin to come alive..the sap is rising.

I sung with a bunch of great people last night and some more this afternoon -all just for no other reason than loving to sing.

It was a clear sky today there was a shiny  full  moon in the sky tonight. There is food in the oven..There is darkness and despair, but there is light and hope and song. So in an attitude of graditude, I say thank you.


Today a very special artist. The Blackbird!

Blackbird Singing ( click to play)