Window on the world

.

A view from the train

the meandering river

where fours and eights pull;

predominant colour green

and all feels good with the world.

by Scooj

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Water vole

 

Dearest old Ratty

numbers are fast declining

from habitat loss.

 

‘Poop poop!’ said Toad seemingly

unaware of Ratty’s plight.

 

by Scooj

 

  • On the recent news that the water vole is Britain’s fastest declining mammal species mainly due to loss of suitable habitat and predation by mink. Thank heavens they are captured so beautifully in the form of Ratty in Kenneth Grahame’s ‘the Wind in the Willows’.