This is the first day of the new year, and the first day of my participation in the new River of Stones project (Hope you are going to join too Gwilym). The idea behind it is that you really LOOK at something and produce a short piece - maybe a couple of lines. If you go to http://ariverofstones.blogspot.com you will see some examples and get the idea. I feel a bit rusty but hope to get better as the month progresses - so here's my first offering:-
Twelve blackbirds, hopping and running, fall out over the food scattered on the grass, while the industrious wren works quietly through the hedgeback.