... When we woke up it wasn't raining! We went out to stalk
... in the absence of ready birdies a brother makes a useful enough target.
I spent some time sat in the tree as the Great Overseer of all birdies garden-wide
Bingley ~ was a mere baby brother watcher below
Darcy - deputy gardener
.. as Mrs H got gardening underway I kept check on progress
(got to help cos she leaves forks and things in the bags)
Then it did rain.
Mrs H took the most special chalk paintin the world (seriously) ...
... and covered the bright blue bookcase in it (with Country Grey).
On Sunday we stayed at home but Mr and Mrs H went to The Vyne, a National Trust property open extra early, they enjoyed soup and some air. Mrs H says it is such good news that the NT are opening up earlier this year; conservation and work on houses and lands can surely be witnessed and appreciated, ... she says
the wetland Hide (along with willow birds?)
and some real ones (just need binoculars)
and then the most amazing old root - a perfect star on a perfect weekend.