There's a belief in folklore that birds start to pair up and look for a place to nest around the time of St Valentine's Day. I've written more about that over at the Moon Books Blog, but with the thought in mind I decided to share photos of two beautiful murals in my local town, each depicting different birds.
The other photo shows a mural on the side of a cafe in Maple Road, also in Penge. I think it's a sparrowhawk with a big bunch of yellow roses. The mural there is relatively new as earlier pictures of the cafe online show a different bird mural on that wall. I took both photos yesterday on my way to take a box of donations to my local charity shop. I've been decluttering and tidying my bedroom. Bedroom decluttering is another traditional pre-Valentine's Day custom I suspect.
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