Tuesday, 30 December 2014

A Tale of Two or Three Birds...

On Christmas Day I had a special gift to unwrap. Those of you who read our last posting, A Celebration of Life will understand that this is another example of Christine's thoughtfulness. During her last days she was worried about getting my Christmas present to me! Although she didn't live to give it to me personally, it was all wrapped and ready with a beautiful card...

Needless to say, I love it!

Interestingly, when I mentioned this gift via 'social media', my cousin's wife put up this photo of a similar ornament she had recently received..
.... she lives on the other side of the world, in Tasmania!

Coincidentally, what Chris didn't know was that I'd been carving a bird out of a block of tuffeau, a soft limestone common to our area of France..

And speaking of birds, this jay helped finish off the peanuts which the grey squirrels had tipped out of the bird feeder. After eyeing things up from the safety of the trees it took its chance and came down to feast on the nuts.

Usually such shy birds, this one obviously decided this was too good an opportunity to miss. And who can blame it!?

Birds, eh!?


GaynorB said...

You must have been very touched to have received the gift that Christine had chosen for you and will cherish all that the beautiful little bird represents.

We love your carving. What a wonderfully talented lady you are!

Abbé Henri Proust said...

Thanks for your blogging through 2014 - pray continue in 2015, as you have many followers, some, like us, who know the region well and keep in touch with daily events there via our blogging friends.

Happy new year tomorrow!