Wednesday, 30 October 2013
Audrey rang to say that Vera had got my letter. And Col posted the letter and card for JL.
It is a sunny Autumn morning here, with a chill in the air. And AutumnWatch has begun. Hurray! It comes from Lancashire this year, from near Morecambe Bay. My mother's family have lived in Lancashire since the beginning of time (pretty much), and our childhood Paradise (Nabbs) was there. I enjoyed it all, but especially the flock of tame starlings.
The little family of starlings that we fed down by the Pier here many years ago has grown and prospered and does small murmurations across the Green.
The best moment in AutumnWatch was watching the starlings flock together at twilight - wheeling round and round, gathering everybody up, until, suddenly, they settle. It was one of those moments when you can see the holiness of the world so clearly - its beauty and its glory.