Sweet Robin redbreast in the vegetable garden at Knights Hayes Court.
We didn't mean to find ourselves at Knights Hayes Court near Tiverton on Saturday lunch time.
I planned to get to Dunster Castle near Minehead in Somerset. But when it said ROAD CLOSED AHEAD at Cove and no clear diversion sign, we took a left turn anyway, off into winding narrow lanes, did a huge circular detour and ended up at exactly the spot where the road was CLOSED at Cove.
As Knights Hayes Court was so close it seemed the obvious solution. And I'm so glad we took a tour around the peaceful walled vegetable garden there - still very bare and wintery but with last year's greens still going strong.
If we hadn't we'd have missed this sweet Robin chirruping on a fruit cage pole. He was so friendly....let me get closer and closer with the camera...... and even flew down right to the concrete path at my feet and then hopped off into one of the newly tilled beds looking for worms. He felt like a glowing reward for all that driving round in circles.
Today this Matt Kahn quote spoke to me because I was feeling bad about being impatient and irritated and withdrawn and resentful at the weekend....thinking that meant the end of love instead of just another chance to love myself.....and Robin...... more not less...to the moon and back.....even though I'm wired up and tense and tearful more not less of the time.... this is also the reality of love.
Phew. I'm glad we've got that sorted out as Robin would say....