It occurs to me the title could be misleading here. I assure you, I’ve not been ‘eating the cast’!
With the weather so glorious today, I went for a stroll round Heslington Lake during lunch, as I do with pretty high regularity.
While walking round the lake though, a thought process took over and led to what ended up being today’s activity. It went like this:
“There are a couple of Blue Tits in that tree…”
“When did I last climb a tree?”
“I should climb a tree this weekend…”
“I should climb a tree now…”
“I could eat my lunch hidden in a tree…”
So that’s what I did. I found a tree away from anywhere people would be passing, hauled myself a decent way into the canopy, and propped myself along a branch, leaning against the trunk, to eat in peace and a dabbled greenish light.
As a bonus to this lovely 20 minute interlude, a family of Long-tailed Tits came passing through, barely paying me any attention as they clicked, chirped and peeped their way past.
A new experience, and one I’m sure to repeat. Also a good bit of green exercise.