I have learned a lot since becoming a father, but one of the things that has been most painful to learn is that men can get postpartum depression too.
I am grateful to those who can write or speak honestly about their battle with mental illness. The above post from Sameer Vasta popped up in my feed today. It isn’t easy to be open about the things that go on in our heads, but what I can say to those who do, it is so valuable. Thank you.
“I wonder,” said the Hon. Freddy Arbuthnot, “what damn silly fool invented Sunday afternoon.”
Dorothy L Sayers Clouds of Witness
The swallows have definitely left now, the odd straggler around, possibly the late brood feeding up before leaving. Heard a Little owl during the night, the first I’ve heard this autumn. Various warblers on the move as well: willow warblers, chiffchaffs, and blackcaps.
It might be my over active imagination, but golden hour seems to be continuing longer after sunrise than I’d normally expect. I wonder if there are enough particulates from the US wildfires in the atmosphere here to cause a noticeable effect?
Am making the most of watching and listening to our swallows before they depart for South Africa. I shall miss having them around.