My Calendar(Haiku) - November
It rained and it rained and it rained ... cold wet November rain; the garden and fields around, boggy at the best of times, are waterlogged - pooling with water. And still it rained ...
low and silent
jack snipe flush from
I guess there’s not many places you can see these birds from your back garden. They like feeding in the marshy headlands next to our fence.
In the next field a mixed party of Starling, Redwing and Fieldfare are roving about, rising en-masse seemingly without provocation, before settling in another part of the field.
The whole area around home is dominated by the Iron Age hill-fort - Dinas Dinorwic. The hill-fort sits on one of the summits of a long ridge running NE-SW. On the NW the ground falls away steeply to rough grazing and marshy fields (and our house) through which flows a small tributary of the River Seiont; and on the SE the ground falls away less steeply to the marshy valley in which the River Cegin rises.