Wednesday, October 3, 2007
The sky cried all day and the birds flew to the bird feeder and gathered chattering in the thorn trees around the house. Bright sparrows, black sloes. Crows in the ash tree flapped like black flags in the gentle breeze.
Maurice prowled around the village, Elmo slept in the kitchen, Martha kept watch from Hannah's bed and Pixie found the leopard coat.
She painted quietly all day in her room.
At night the stars shone down again as the clouds cleared away for a pink cloud sunset in a dark blue sky.