45 minutes with the Snippers clippers and what a difference. These are the before pictures:
He wasn't happy.........
Do you remember the muddy patch the house martins left on my neighbour's wall last year? Well, they're back and seem to be finishing the job. Bit late in the season but perhaps they're building it for next year having had their brood. I'll keep you posted. This was a couple of days ago:
These were today; good progress:
A bit shy to start with:
But soon back to work:
I know this is out of focus but I had to show you the multi-bug business going on here with the Large Red Damselfly being joined by these two friends playing piggy back:
I saw this young blackbird yesterday, preening in the sun:
Mmmm - much better:
Obligatory Meadow Pipits:
Another enormous and disturbing looking meal!
Spiders' webs covered in morning dew. That's a LOT of spiders:
Sheep are trying to keep cool in the dusty bowls, previously muddy puddles:
Couldn't resist those Sword Thistles in the sunshine:
Today we went down to the river to swim. It was glorious:
We weren't the only ones swimming:
Bracken wasn't much help pulling him out:
The light was exquisite on the parched heather:
Some people turned up with their dog. It turned into a mad chase and the dogs are out for the count tonight.
Like a very stretched out version of Jack:
Today is the first day of the summer holidays and it's started well. Tomorrow we're off to the seaside if it's nice. Last night I had a dream that I found a kitten in the washing machine being strangled by a belt. I saved it but then kept finding kittens in peril all over the strange and labyrinthine house in which I was staying. Freud would have a field day with that. Have a great weekend and until next time, here are the dogs again.