Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Sun halo

Sitting on the deck just outside the caravan door on Saturday I saw this wonderful sun halo. While it doesn't always foretell bad weather, it certainly did on this occasion. Makes me think of Stargate!


I'm being highly entertained by the flock of sparrows that come to feed off the bird table and various feeders we have on the patio here. They are very rowdy, but also shy - they fly off even if I just move around inside the caravan.

Last week I was sitting in the van with the door open, and a house sparrow flew in and perched on the peg basket by the door. I'm not sure who was more surprised, him or me! A number of them have tried to fly in through the (closed) windows too. Fortunately they all have survived, but I guess it comes as something of a shock to them.