"I'm sure that was a Swallow!" I'm sorry Ivy but 'One swallow does not make a summer'.
A traditional British saying, being an allusion to
the return of migrating swallows at the start of the summer season. From a
remark by Aristotle (384 BCE - 322 BCE): "One swallow does not a summer make, nor one fine day; similarly one day
or brief time of happiness does not make a person entirely happy."
On 20th March Martin Mere bird sanctuary recorded
an early Swallow or 'Barn Swallow' if you like (which I don't) perched on wires near the
car park at 9.40am. Lancashire is to the North of us. It’s unusual to record
a Swallow before a Sand Martin and the average date for arrival in Lancashire is
the 25th March though the trend is getting earlier. This Swallow misjudged things.
Despite the snow, Ivy puss decided to explore again.
"Let's have a little wander..."
“It’s much nicer looking out than being out.”
“What was that? Either an Ostrich landed on the
conservatory roof or a chunk of snow fell off the rooftop.”
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