This week's Friday My Town Shoot-out is about being Thankful. It is Thanksgiving Day in Canada on October 10 and we are invited to show "something you have discovered in your town or something you are thankful for in your town".
Firstly, I have to be thankful for my children.
This one still lives with us in our town.
Chef at work... Cooking is a serious business...
But I decided I was also very thankful for the birds.
The birds that nest in the garden like Blue Tits.
And those that just visit for a meal like the Goldfinch families.
A Grey Heron popped in for a meal once, landing by the ponds and grabbing a frog which it threw up in the air and tried to catch again. It missed and the frog survived!
Some birds, like this Herring Gull, just fly over and don't land but their calls remind me of the sea or the seasons.
The Robins not only nest in the garden but entertain us in spring and autumn with their song.
To see what other folk are thankful for in their towns please click on this link.
(It would be nice to be thankful for a brain/memory but I can't say that at the moment. I've had what GB indelicately refers to as a brain-fart and entered my link twice. If the team have yet to delete it my apologies to anyone who is confused by it.)
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