The leaves seemed to stay on the trees much later this year than previously, although that did give us the wonderful array of Autumnal colours for a longer than is sometimes the case. The October winds brought a great deal down but, as can be seen from this late November photo, many managed to cling on – nicely marking the passing of another year.
A much sadder passing was that of our second adoptive cat ‘Tiggy’. We first saw him, as a feral kitten, in July 2016. He was quickly befriended by Smokie (who had adopted us the previous year) and shown which door to come to for food. By the September he was brave enough to come through the door and very quickly became the loving and interactive cat we adored.
Those of you who have already stayed with us will know how quiet Wilney Green is and how few passing cars there are – unfortunately Tiggy chose just the wrong moment to return from one of his forages in the field opposite and his all-too short life came to an abrupt end. He is buried in the garden that was his home for just under 18 months.
The Fieldfares have arrived for their winter stay and have very much enjoyed the windfall apples that we saved for them. This picture was taken by our local wildlife photographer – her gallery can be viewed on www.dawnmonrose.co.uk.
We wish a Very Happy Christmas to all our guests, both new and returning, and look forward to seeing you again in the future.