Friday, September 01, 2006
Daisy Lupin's Page 123
I decided to follow this suggestion on Daisy Lupin's blog just for fun - apparently you open the nearest book at page 123, go to the 5th sentence then write out the next three sentences. This is what I got -
It is a beautiful sound and a beautiful feeling to be out in woodland with the moon shining bright and casting the shadows of branches and tree trunks. It is amazing what you can see in a wood at night, under a full moon. In Dorset Gordon loved watching the fallow deer in moonlight with his friend Dennis Furnell, and hearing that beautiful accompaniment of the tawny owl.
The book is Beningfield's Vanishing Songbirds and the sound that's mentioned is the hooting of the tawny owl. Gordon Beningfield was an artist and conservationist who sadly died a few years ago while still comparatively young. This book was co-edited by his wife and an old friend. I hope I'm not infringing any copyright with this scan of one of his paintings from the book. If I am I'll remove it of course.