Sunday, 27 September 2020

Nighttime Wanderings with Badger

I especially like the second video!

Will catch up properly with blogging with updates etc over the next couple of days hopefully.


Tuesday, 22 September 2020

Night time Wildlife

Well I have the camera working...I need to learn more about it know to see if I can improve the positioning etc.  But in the meantime it is interesting to see the wildlife visiting the garden.  I knew Mr Badger was, but I didn't realise the fox visited so often!  I have several videos the camera took throughout the night, these are the best three.


Now for my rant on the horrible new blogger interface.  

It seems I have no choice now but to use the new blogger format.  Needless to say I am not impressed with it.  Obviously the various platforms on the internet such as blogger and the dreaded FB etc... had too much time on their hands during the Covid-19 lockdowns and so have decided to update to NOT 'improved' versions, which look far too much like apps for my liking, especially as I only use my computer.  The whole format seems to be very 'dumbed down' (but then I am sure that is the ulterior motive for many things nowadays), yet at the same time not as user friendly.  Also what is with the having to agree to 'redirect notice' & 'The page you were on is trying to send you to' the when clicking on one of the blogs on your reading list.  Of course I want to go to that blog, I've clicked on the link!  This 'new improved (NOT) feature' is just a pain in the proverbial!

I have a feeling I will be using the computer and the various platforms far less than I used to, as I just don't like these new UNimprovements. (yes I know that isn't a word, but they certainly aren't improvements in my opinion!)


Monday, 21 September 2020

Monday, 31 August 2020

Pond and Insect Life

I will have to do a proper catch up post soon, but in the meantime, these two dragon flies were spotted near the pond yesterday. 

I believe this is the Yellow-Winged Darter

This largish dragonfly was busy depositing eggs.

I am not positive about this one, but I think it is the Gold-ringed Dragonfly.

A grasshopper, not sure what particular one it is.

Monday, 24 August 2020


My family have come down to spend a week with me which is lovely, although I think they brought the bad weather with them!  We had the most rain in the morning than we have had in months, and it is also very windy.  Fortunately the rain eased up in the afternoon so we were able to go for a walk down to the local bay.

My lovely daughter in law, son and hubby, along with Percy and Stanley.

Stanley wasn't too sure about the pebbles on the beach, and his coat really caught the wind.

Percy enjoyed having a good sniff of the salt air.

It is my daughter in law's birthday today, so I cooked a lovely roast dinner in my AGA - the first, and I have to say it was rather successful.  I can see many more roast dinners during the winter months for sure.

We enjoyed a fun game of Ludo in the evening and had a good laugh.  So lovely to have family here.

Saturday, 22 August 2020

Blustery Walk.

Come for a walk with me on a blustery afternoon

Through the sun dappled woods.

Down to the bay where the waves come crashing in to the shore

It is high tide 

the waves vary in size, but the noise is pretty loud.  I need to work out how to put a video up on here.

Too high to walk round my normal route.

Back home a little later...

I spy a Jersey Tiger Moth as I went out the back garden.  It was on the ivy on our retaining wall.

I have never seen one of these before.  It is so attractive, and when its wings are open it has red underwings and can be mistaken for a butterfly.

Tuesday, 18 August 2020

Tuesday Time.

What a really lovely day it has been.  Gorgeous blue sky, and nice and warm, but not too hot.

I've trimmed the clematis that was going a bit wild on the front decking and mowed the front lawn and the first level of the back lawn.  

Although the grass wasn't overly long, and very dry, the weeds were getting rather tall.  It looks so much better now.

The pond is looking colourful with the pretty pink fuchsia flowering behind it. 

The greens are very much reflected in the sunlight today.

The sea looks beautiful .

I went for a walk along the cliff top coastal path.

Love the views up here.  Sea to one side

Fields to the left.

I might try and paint this farm house nestled down in the valley at some stage.