She was becoming more and more interested in birds. It was a sign of old age, she supposed, as she went into her bedroom.
The Years, Virginia Woolf.
I found this fascinating quote today in "The Years". It just popped up without warning.
I have no idea whether she actually became a birdwatcher in latter life. Does anyone know? Just drop a comment on this post.
I'm becoming older but bird watching holds no fascination to me.
I do remember the birds in the garden when I visited Monks House in Sussex. The property had a lovely vegetable garden and the rest of the grounds and orchard are preserved as they were when Virginia and Leonard lived there.