My cleaner came to do the final clean before Christmas - rather early as my guests don't arrive until Saturday, but it's my day for cleaning so I have to live with that.
A pair of blackbirds have been landing on my holly bush frequently today and I have a feeling they will not leave many berries once they start eating. At the moment there are lots this year - it's been a real picture.
Some of the trees around here are covered balls of mistletoe mainly, but not only, on apple trees. Some of the trees are really tall and I'm not sure what they are, but mistletoe certainly thrives on them in huge clusters. This photograph was taken last year when there were floods after the snow melted - it is not a lake, it is a field!