A very strange day. It rained overnight but then cleared early in the morning, nice blue skies. But it didn’t last as thunder and lightning took over, quite a spectacular lightning display.
I have been on a couple of little walks recently although we are now back to wind and rain, including thunderstorms. A quick walk around Fobney Lock was very quiet but I did watch a pair of Kestrels chasing each other and a Green Woodpecker took off from the path right in front of me. […]
The cold damp mornings are really good for seeing spiders’ webs as they glisten with dew. and some webs just look a big, sticky mess… and a few late Darters were trying to catch a bit of warmth on the footpath and among the shrubs by the path. When the wind blows, trees that look […]
There is lots of activity in the garden – birds, butterflies, insects etc. We have even had two short downpours so we have finally got some more spare water in the butts for when the pond needs topping up as rainwater is best. I’ll start with the everlasting tadpoles which seem very reluctant to turn […]
Just popped past the river…well, it’s now just a couple of puddles and that’s about it. The mouth of the river has totally dried up. Odd birds still bathing or trying to get food from these puddles and this little froggy looking forlornly at the dwindling water supply. He could only just get his toes […]
The weather is extremely hot so I haven’t been out much in the day but I have tried to get out early in the morning or in the early evening when it is a bit cooler. We like going to the Berkshire Downs in the early evening but while it is nice for walking, the light […]
These are just a few oddments from the garden, as well as a short video. Some of the photos are taken through the kitchen window, as usual, starting with one of the first baby Starling this year. This next photo is of bubbles in the pond which reminded me of a cartoon face,,, and two […]
Quite colourful skies this evening after the sun had bade its farewell for the day and disappeared over the horizon. It is a very peaceful time to be down by the water’s edge, regardless of how many people are milling around.
I had a very early morning walk around the lake in Twyford today. Again, it is a circular walk although you can branch off and make it longer if you have the time. The only drawback at this time of year when there has been a lot of rain is that the paths get very […]