The hot summer days which we are supposed to be having in Hawkes Bay are not materialising this summer although we did have one on Christmas Day for which I am very thankful. Because of the poor weather I've spent time at The Cottage getting on with things and have noticed something very important to me: birdsong. There are a lot of birds in the vicinity of The Cottage but on the long hot summer days the birds tend to be silent and the sound of the cicadas take over. In the weather that we are having at the moment it's like a permanent dawn chorus. I love it. And I am very thankful for it and the fact that I have the ears to hear it.
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