June 15th, 2017

Out On A Limb

You've got to admire people who go out on a limb and lead extreme lives so the rest of us don't have to.

Anita Pallenberg for instance.

Talking about going out on a limb I just watched a young sparrow fledge. When I first caught sight of it it was backed against the trunk of a holly tree in a little ball of fluff with its friends and relations coming and going around it. Then, gradually, it edged out along a branch, stopping to stretch its wings and preen, growing sleeker by the minute until, when it was three quarters of the way towards nowhere in particular it spread its wings fully- flew...