Rainy day visitors

Whilst quite thankfully able to choose to stay in today, these fellows can’t. This beautiful baby Eastern Koel braves the endless rain to feast on the last of the season’s cherry tomatoes. Prolific this year, most of them (the tiny toms!), have been slow roasted in the oven (120C for 4-6 hours) then bottled with whole garlic cloves, organic extra virgin olive oil and oregano – all ready for a winter of scrumptious pasta bakes and moussaka.

Juvenile Eastern Koel - above feasting on cherry tomatoes

This delicate swamp frog (I know, because we are lucky to have Michael Fox, THE ‘Frog Man’ living in our street), is loving the endless wet weather. Talking to The Frog Man is inspiring – for that matter, don’t you think talking to anyone about their passion is inspiring… regardless of what it is? Even frogs? I think Eckhart Tolle puts it best:

“Joy does not come from what you do, it flows into what you do and thus into this world from deep within you… That’s why anything you enjoy doing connects you with the power behind all creation.”

Some things revel in the rain.