Owing to another sunshine filled day, watering needed to be undertaken and in doing so, I managed to startle a wren and a robin, a rabbit, one male pheasant and two female pheasants.   (Which reminds me that last night we saw seven deer grazing.)

I was in New Zealand when Foot and Mouth struck the UK and I only really saw news clips and heard about it via friends and family.  My understanding is that without people and dogs venturing into the countryside, wildlife flourished.

I’m inclined to think it might already be happening again.
It also seemed fitting to see this.

The Maori ‘Koru’ symbol is based on an unfurling fern and is said to represent the ideas of returning to the point of origin, of new beginnings and of hope.