she isn't but he is rather splendid (and no way from his size and majestic stance is he a she).
In these rather trying times such small things can give one a lift and I have needed it today because I have to admit that this very hot weather just does not agree with me at all. I have found it very difficult to keep going today and think with hindsight I should have been like Rachel and 'gone to earth' more. A good book and a quiet room is what is needed, and speaking of a good book I have another one to recommend, especially if you are a musician. It is 'Grace Notes',another book by Bernard Maclaverty and was shortlisted for The Booker Prize in 1997, so not a recent publication, but readily availably on Amazon. I don't know when I have enjoyed a book more.
It is a beautiful evening, the heat has gone out of the sun, the air is clear and it will later be a beautiful starry night. Sleep well.