Wednesday, 6 January 2010

Winterlude

In Greenwich Park today, a squirrel shuffled up to me in the snow, sniffed my boot, and began to climb up my trousers. I ended up brushing him off by the time he got above my knee. I was afraid he might be after my nuts.

One way of looking at it is to say the park squirrels are very tame. Another way of looking at it - probably equally valid - is that they have learned that the humans are very tame.

Anyhow, here's a bin-robbing robin...
And while the fauna's behaving strangely, here's some flora trying something even stranger...
This tree is growing above a first floor window of the Deptford Arms. No idea why. It's a tree of paradise, which somewhat flatters the Deptford Arms. And immediately over the road...

You can get boxes of anything here - but how can you ask for a box of COW FUKU without offending?

3 comments:

Deptford dame said...

yeah, I remarked on the Deptford Arms' tree the other day. I was surprised they didn't try and put lights on it. It's rather bizarre. But not as bizarre as the Cow Fuku/Goat Shak (Goat Shake?!) Belgium Wilk.... hmmm!

Marmoset said...

I checked on those words today - it's Goat Shaki and Belgium Wilki. (And I doubt that anyone's any the wiser for that...)

Anonymous said...

Very Interesting!
Thank You!