I thought of the nature table we used to have at primary school, in simpler days before league tables and the complete assessment of every single aspect of each child. (Can you tell I am going back to school tomorrow?!)
We had things such as birds nests and conkers-things we had collected and contributed as and when we wanted to. I still collect things from walks-especially beach walks, but not exclusively. Some of them remain around for years in small collections which get forgotten and then rediscovered. They make me happy.
I am quite amazed that the nest has suvived all the high winds we have had recently. It has been there all summer and looks quite fragile. The passion flowers are on top of the shed-so I got the ladder out to take a look. They rush up there to get the sun so we don't normally see them.
The last picture of the shed is just to remind me how tidy it is now. I WILL keep it like that for the year.