As you may have gathered from previous posts, we love nature and all sorts of animals. We have many bird feeders around the garden, but there’s one type of bird that isn’t quite as welcome… The Heron. When we opened our curtains a few days ago, we had one doing a spot of fishing inContinue reading “Feb 1st – Fishing line to SAVE fish???”
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Jan 6th – Lockdown day …
Well, I should have been playing golf today, but alas, like the rest of the country, it’s an indoor day. So what to do??? Well, there’s an old saying that ‘variety is the spice of life’ and so I cooked a bit of breakfast after walking the woofers, cleaned up and noticed lots of birdsContinue reading “Jan 6th – Lockdown day …”
November 7th – Colour
Today’s picture comes from our back garden. The colours in the acer and Euonymus Europaeus Spindle Tree are fabulous at the moment and it certainly brightens our day. Hopefully it will brighten your day also. Nature is a great reminder that our world hasn’t completely changed. We may be going through a stormy period atContinue reading “November 7th – Colour”
November 1st – Jellyfish?
Today’s picture is of a Portuguese man o’war. The Portuguese man o’ war, (Physalia physalis) is often called a jellyfish, but is actually a species of siphonophore, a group of animals that are closely related to jellyfish, an animal made up of a colony of organisms working together. While the man o’ war’s sting isContinue reading “November 1st – Jellyfish?”
October 20th – Shooting
I went hunting for deer today, stalking them and then shooting them, but I used a camera….. No guns for me!!! It was great spending time watching these lovely creatures chill in the autumn sunshine. They spotted me, but I kept still and a reasonable distance, and they seemed to sense I was no threatContinue reading “October 20th – Shooting”
October 17th – A big stick?
The hounds found a hollow in a huge tree to explore on our way yesterday. The hollow was very large, despite the tree still being alive A tree hollow is a cavity in a living tree. Tree holes can be caused when an injury to the tree, such as breakage of a limb, creates an opening through the bark and exposesContinue reading “October 17th – A big stick?”
October 15th – Autumn day….
A fantastic afternoon on the golf course with 3 mates in the autumn sunshine. Well my golf wasn’t fantastic, but the scenery was. The trees are definitely turning colour and leaves falling, making it difficult to find balls that have strayed off the fairway. Because of changes in the length of daylight and changes in temperature, leaves stop their food-makingContinue reading “October 15th – Autumn day….”
October 11th – Night-time visitor
A few weeks ago I posted about a hedgehog that came to visit our garden. Well, the following day our friends from Amazon arrived with a luxury apartment for it (slight exaggeration) and Mrs L has been putting out food. It seemed appropriate to capture the creature on film to see whether it was beingContinue reading “October 11th – Night-time visitor”
October 10th – cute visitor
I nearly ran over this little chap whilst cutting the lawn earlier. Not the smartest creature on the planet, sitting on the lawn that is occupied most of the time by Alfie and a noisy machine chomping grass. Mrs L moved it into one of the borders and it had scurried away by the timeContinue reading “October 10th – cute visitor”
October 1st – Irish Gulls…..
How do you know they were Irish I hear you ask? Well, this morning I was sat on my spin bike at the local gym, warming up prior to a class. The bikes have been moved into one of the undercover tennis courts to comply with covid safety measures, and after a few minutes IContinue reading “October 1st – Irish Gulls…..”