29th July – 4th August 2019
This week has been a mix of joy and sadness.
Lets begin with the good, the Goldfinches, Nuthatch and the Vole that had visited the bird feeder for the first time last week have returned to my delight. I was worried I’d never see them in the garden again. (No photo of the Vole, it was too quick for me this time.
I did manage this week to capture a lovely moment between a House Sparrow and their young. It doesn’t matter how many times I photograph the same species I always get something different. They are never dull.
Then to the sadness, I received some horrible news this week that a family friend had passed away suddenly and without warning. It has been devastating and a huge shock to all those who knew them. Life really has a cruel way of putting things into perspective.
My first photo I am sharing is that of a Robin, I dedicate this photo to our friend.
Growing up I was told of a superstition where Robins were a symbol connected to grief. They are meant to carry the souls of those we have loved and lost. If one were to visit you, it was meant to be your loved one; trying to reassure you that they are OK. I cannot admit that I am a big believer of such things, I can only hope that there is some truth to it.