June 1st has been a lovely day, after a hot and humid May 31st. A north east breeze was blowing, and we had a delightful walk at the Pond.
All is green now, so refreshing and soothing.
There is much new life among the water fowl. I saw the nine ducklings for the first time, just a few days old.
We’ve seen two small groups of goslings in the last week or two, and today we came across the latest goose family, resting on the back shore of the Pond. Seven goslings! I think this is the mother goose who was nesting on the hill. I was transfixed. What is it about baby animals that appeals more than baby humans? Everyone seems to love them.
As I watched, the little ones gathered around their mother, and she let some of them crawl under her wing.
It was one of the sweetest things I’ve seen.
Climbing on mother’s back.
All together, mother and babies.
Just look at the one little gosling’s head sticking out from under its mother’s wing!
I had to tear myself away from this heartwarming scene as Peter was waiting. I’ll look for this goose family every time we walk around the Pond.
The early summer flowers are out at the Pond and in gardens on Pond Street.
Later, in the afternoon, I prepared a tea tray with my June plate and teacup and had a lovely tea on the chaise longue, with soft breezes wafting in the windows. It gives me great pleasure to use my china in a seasonal way, and so I only use the June china in June and enjoy it all the more when its turn comes around. June is my birth month and a special time for me every year. Welcome June!