Any Ideas What This Might Be…?

My friend sent me this mysterious photo, taken through the window into her garden – no photoshopping involved – and asked me what I thought it was. The first thing that sprung to mind was that it looked just like a Patronus straight out of Harry Potter.

She finally told me what it is, but I’ll give you a chance to guess before I reveal the answer in the comments later 😉

Below the poll is some thoughtful music to play while you’re thinking…


Saddle Up for The Territories West

Incredibly proud of my eldest son today, who has just released his fifth album aged just 20 years old. He’s a musical storyteller, and goes all wild west with this one. If you’re looking for music to write your Western-themed novel to, try this one …

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Satisfying Sentence: Man of War

Some song lyrics are just irresistible, and this one always jumps out at me as being so dramatically macabre. The gloriously unexpected combination of cake and the death of enemies is strangely quirky and satisfying.

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Photo Credit: Megan (Jo’s friend)


  1. Time for the answer! Thanks for all the votes and guesses, most of which for ‘something else’.

    The photo captures the imprint of a bird that flew into the dusty window!

    Luckily the bird was unharmed, despite the look on its squashed face 🙂


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