Anita has volunteered to take charge today, as my head still feels as if it is full of porridge…
A Pane of Glass…
Through my window, I watch the three hazelnut trees across the road from my house. In the autumn, the leaves change colour and fall and the old bird’s nest comes into view. In the spring, the pigeons fight over it, bringing new twigs. Soon the green leaves will cover it over, but I can still see the pigeons sitting on the nest waiting for their young.
Magpies love to walk along the wall behind them and sparrows cling to the wall, searching for insects. Starlings dance in the sky in front of my window in a murmuration of joy.
Along the road to my right are two almond trees. I cannot see them from my window until the blossoms begin to fall, blowing past my window. Nature’s own wedding confetti.
It is peaceful until school starts again and hundreds of children pass by, laughing and playing, pushing each other into the bush by my tree.
I watch the planes and helicopters on their way to mysterious places, along with the ducks that fly over on their way to the pond.
I watch neighbours awaiting the birth of a child, seen the new pram, watched the child toddling, and then wearing a school uniform for the first time.
The postman who always waves to me on his way past… all life lives outside my window…
© Anita Dawes 2018