Tag Archives: food

3rd December 2013 – woodpecker

Pecking not at wood but frozen ground, its crimson head searches for food in this sparse season. Flying up to its natural home, it is immediately hidden by the autumn leaves still clinging on to life.

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16th September 2013 – ferret

Yellow and brown, it looks soft as silk. Carefully harnessed by a lead, it scurries busily along the shopping street, following scents and looking for food. Its owner follows, burly belly just showing beneath a bulging t-shirt.

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12th July 2013 – swifts

They dart around above our heads in the cool of the evening, searching for food. Suddenly, they form a flock. They shoot noisily over us, tracing a wide circle. They revel in the joy of flight and companionship, before separating … Continue reading

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3rd July 2013 – baby bird

It flits fearlessly down at our feet, looking for food. Soft downy feathers with a speckled pattern just showing. Quick as a flash, it darts to the wall, grabbing and swallowing an insect almost before we notice its movement.

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18th June 2013 – soup

It sits in the saucepan, white and pulsing with the first simmering bubbles of heat. As its scent rises to my nostrils, I think of the fresh, buttered bread I will dip into it.

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20th May 2013 – robin

He hops unexpectedly into my path, his dulling, Christmas-red breast catching my eye. In his beak is a small insect, his next contribution to his growing brood. Winter is over and Summer is here.

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15th May 2013 – dish

I place the brown, ceramic dish of food I have cooked in the centre of the table. It sits, steaming and glistening. It contains all my hopes of a delicious meal which we will enjoy with our friends.

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27th April 2013 – worms

Without worms, no soil. Without soil, no plants. Without plants, no food. Slimy, small, seemingly insignificant; I watch them munching and burrowing, as I learn their true worth.

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26th April 2013 – pyjama party

The small room reverberates with laughter. A table is stacked high with food brought to share. We sit together, sharing food, games and stories into the night.

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29th March 2013 – Easter

The family gather at our dining table. Its rickety, wooden everyday-ness is transformed. Love and laughter bloom, and food is shared. Spring is here, despite the cold outside.

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