This week has been spent clearing the leaves from this little fella's home. He only had about 2'' of water above all the debris!
Monday, October 12, 2009
There is a wooden seat undeneath it where I sit for a morning coffee break sometimes, hidden from passers by by the tall hedge whish surrounds my garden, Lilac down one side, a mixture of ash, cherry, berberis and bramble along the front and Buddlea, alive with butterflies during the summer, on the third side.. I always describe my garden to people as the one with the foliage.
Ivy and Dog rose scramble up the trunk of my Ash tree and the air beneath is filled with the scent of Ivy flowers at the moment. When I returned home this afternoon the air was full of the sound of Sparrows squabbling amongst the Ivy on the trunk.
My Ash tree is a roosting place for a number of Jackdaws, crows and/or Rooks. The odd Magpie has been known to visit it aswell, but the Seagulls prefer the rooftops. The Jacdaws nest in one of the unused chiminies on my roof, so far they seem to respect the fact that I need to use one of them! A number of smaller birds flit through the branches and wait for the birdseed to be scattered and tease the cats from the safety of the canopy.
I love my Ash tree, unfortunately my neighbours aren't quite so fond of it!