When I moved to Hampstead Lane one of excitements was the thought that, should I feel so inclined, I could walk 8 minutes down the road to the lovely Kenwood café for breakfast. But I arrived in February to discover that the café was closed for refurbishment and, about the time that it was due to reopen, lockdown happened. So how happy was I when I walked past the café garden on Friday evening, to see action!! Only take away for now, but as from 1st August– breakfast!!
It was a beautiful evening with evening sun slanting across the lawns by the house…
…and the lawns running down from the house to the lake…
… and the meadows to the west of the house.
And, right down at the bottom of this meadow as I was about to head into the woods, I saw a bunny! Although we have loads of birds on the heath and a pretty healthy population of squirrels, we very rarely see rabbits. Indeed the only place I have seen them – and that was only one and about two years ago – was in the Kenwood woods. So this was a bit of a treat – and I am sorry there is so little of him, but better than nothing.
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The second video is a bit of an oddity – and I would suggest that if your musical sensibilities are delicate, you give it a miss! I heard this good gentleman from outside and woods and – followed the sound. And why not…….
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