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Birdsong (5)

Every other day I walk with my headphones on. I don’t have the music too loud but it does separate me a little from the sonic landscape beyond. The birds have been singing louder and more beautifully. There is a blackbird who I hear along Llanbadarn Road that wins my vote hands down. His song is marvellous.

My sweet pea seeds are beginning to sprout. Isn’t that just marvellous?

And now? To work.

By Ellen Bell

Artist and writer currently living in Aberystwyth.