Saint Peter's crossed keys offer hope of unlocked gates is anyone home?
n.b. The keys on the shield of this iron gatewayarch are a familiar symbol for those raised in the Roman church. Interesting bit of iconography, when you think about it. Keys mean various things, security, imprisonment, exclusion, safety.
In this context, they are a clear statement of insiders and outsiders, gatekeepers and offices of power.
Me? I quite enjoy being outside, in the fresh air.
sparrow hawk attack cacophony of squealing rookery alerted
n.b. The most remarkable sight of a sparrow hawk trying to drag a jackdaw to a plucking post. The prey nearly the same size as the hawk, makes things awkward, unbalancing the flight and managing to drop to the ground in the pub garden. The sparrow hawk does not tarry, seen off noisily by the other corvids raised from the surrounding trees by the alarm.