I was out walking the dog today and took him to some woods at the start of which there used to be a large farm. It’s been there since I can remember but today there was nothing. The whole place – house, outbuildings – had been demolished. Nada. Spooky really, that such a busy place was reduced to nothing so quickly. The birds, young blackbirds I think, didn’t seem to mind me too much, occasionally flying away and then returning.