"On he shuffles, quietly mumbling
Figures, facts and formulae -
Bats are busy in the belfry
In the bonnet hums a bee,
At the Reading Room he settles
Pince-nez on his bottle nose,
Reads and scribbles. reads and scribbles,
Till the day draws to a close,"
from A Ticket for the Reading Room
by William Plomer
Yesterday I took the dogs for a walk and ran into this flock of Grey or Hungarian Partridges on a neighbour's lawn. We used to see them in this area all the time but I have rarely seen them in the past few years so it was great to encounter these.
from the St Albert Gazette http://www.stalbertgazette.com/The-running-of-the-Huns-20130821
"We are always getting ready to live, but never living."
Ralph Waldo Emerson