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May 14 Unpleasant Pheasant! May 14, 2013

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How beautiful pheasant feathers are…all their iridescent colours …..but why are they mixed in with plant leaves?  Well….last evening that lovely pheasant that was in our garden decided to come in the back door  of our house and head for the lounge.  When he couldn’t find the way out he tried to get out through the locked window knocking off all the plant pots and plates on the window sill!

I was out and Jim brilliantly cleared up all the mess  !


This morning Jim has amazingly sifted through all the broken china bits and with the magic of  super glue and the patience of Job has managed to piece together my precious plates. So all’s well that ends well!

A few cracks and holes but it's back on the windowsill

A few cracks and holes but it’s back on the windowsill



Any  ideas what I can do with a bowl full of beautiful pheasant feathers!


6 Responses to “May 14 Unpleasant Pheasant!”

  1. Marie Says:

    Oh dear! was my first reaction, what a calamity as I did not know what I was going to read next. I thought that something terrible had happenend to the poor pheasant. Although having broken plates was a terrible nuisance, I am glad that the pheasant came to no harm. Your Jim is one in a million tell him Take care Marie

    • lletty Says:

      The pheasant is fine! Not sure if it is going to fly anywhere though. Jim had to chase it around the lounge to get it out and caught it by its tail feathers and then it scratched him before he put it out the front door. It ran quickly up the field and safely under the hedge. If it came back to the house Jim could try super gluing the feathers back on! See you Thursday…looking forward to that.

  2. Wendy Powell-Jones Says:

    There’s a lesson here somewhere!

    • lletty Says:

      The lesson is …don’t leave your back door open! Honestly the only time the cats actually went outside yesterday was when the pheasant got in! I’m sure they’d have scared it out. Looking forward to seeing you Thursday. I’m back on watercolours!

  3. Hello Marianne,
    Oh dear. What a discovery to make when you got home. I suggest you keep some of the downy feathers to make a pollinating brush for all your vegetables, when they flower later in the year – it doesn’t look like you’ve quite enough for a feather duster. And if we ever smash any china, we’ll know where to bring it for repairs.
    Thanks for a warm welcome from you all last night,
    Best wishes
    Julian and Fiona

    • lletty Says:

      What a splendid idea…a pollinating brush- I’d never have thought of that! ! Thank you again for the wonderful talk/film that you gave last evening. I’m spending this rainy day cooking and also planning some new planting in my garden to increase insect and wildlife- your ‘The Botany of Desire’ has really got me thinking! Marianne

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