Sunday, 27 July 2014

Catching up.

I haven't posted much recently and have quite a few flower and bird photos to share.  The days have been a mixture of hot and humid weather with thunder storms and torrential rain!  Yesterday was very hot and sticky but today we have had a nice light breeze which has made things more comfortable.  Work has been ongoing in the garden and I have also been doing a spot of sewing, some wood carving and a little knitting in the evening.

The woodpecker visits most mornings and afternoons, but you have to be quick to photograph him as the minute he spots movement he is off!

A couple of blue tits enjoying the peanuts.  It has been wonderful watching these birds grow - they hatched in one of our nest boxes.

Our little robin is gradually colouring up and this has been our most interesting and fun experience this year watching him mature.

We are rather proud of this little robin who is very friendly and inquisitive.

The roses have been a delight and continue to delight with their colour and fragrance - yes fragrance, nearly all our roses were picked not just because of their colour, but also for their scent.

Our tadpoles have been turning into frogs and this has been wonderfully interesting to watch and my little 'wildlife pond' has been a resounding success.

I am pretty much eating raspberries daily - I pick them straight off the canes to eat.  No one else will eat them which delights me!

A hover fly.

More 'oranges and lemons'

Flowers on the runner beans...since this was taken we now have quite a few beans some of which will be ready to be picked very soon.

More raspberries.

One of our little frogs.

Roses in our front garden.

The lavender has spread and is in abundance and full of bees.

The pots are looking pretty.

Well a picture heavy post, but one filled with a riot of colour!


  1. wow what a beautiful colourful garden you have! Thanks for sharing.

  2. I love your garden, great photos as usual :D Need to come back and catch up on your previous posts. Hope you're well x

  3. Your roses are stunning!! I especially love the orange and yellow one. I have never seen one like it. The baby Robin is quite adorable, We have a very small bunny in among the wild mess that is my flower garden. He happily hangs out there and we see him dart around, not seeming to be bothered by us.

  4. Well things are certainly looking gorgeous at your place.

  5. You have certainly captured the beauty of summer, Lorraine! Gorgeous pictures...

  6. That's quite a tour through your garden. I do like your robin. I'm watching all my young birds grow up this summer too. No robin though.


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