With apologies to Hilaire Belloc
It was a beautiful day today, and we spent most of it gawping at animals in the Cotswold Wildlife Park. The giant anteater made a rare appearance, and the wolves put on a display of howling. Last time one visitor asked seriously why the ostrich put up with its enclosure and didn’t just fly off, but this time they were mostly well-behaved.
with colours dull and grimy --
for if I used some brighter tones
his hide would be too shiny.