......that the day I forget to put the memory card in the camera, is the day I have three buzzards circling 30 feet over my head and a flock of Golden Plover mooching without fear twenty feet away. Absolutely infuriating. This morning at 7.30am however, I did have the card in and the sun was low and the frost quite hard.
Yesterday when I got home late morning, the whole of our little peninsula appeared to be shrouded in mist. However, when I opened the car door, I realised, coughing and spluttering, that it was in fact smoke. Smoke from more swailing perhaps? After lunch, we set out to determine its origin. From the wind direction, I suspected it might be down towards the river. the skies were brooding:
Devil's Matchsticks have been sadly absent for a couple of months but I found this lovely patch nestling in a crevice:
Jack rolled in fox poo and had to have a bath when we got home:
Moss is flowering:
I got closer....
And at last, the culprit; two huge charred areas:
I made sure Jack got VERY wet in the hope it would wash off the poo; it didn't obviously:
A dog with two tails?
M has added yet more to the bird feeding station. The birds are not sure about it yet. It was an attempt to catch the stuff the Nuthatches keep chucking out of the seed feeder that ends up in a ground sludge. Time will tell.
The strange hangy thing was a bargain from Lidl in Okehampton at the weekend and is going down well:
A couple more bird pics:
Something the other day possessed me to open an Instagram account. I don't really even understand how it works, but I seem to have two followers. No idea how. It's just an easy way to post phone photos instantly and I'm getting a bit addicted when out and about. If you want to have a look, go to Instagram.com. My account is called Wiggy55. Wiggy was my lovely old cat by the way.
Jack is driving me mad. He's turning into a digger. Today he tried to dig up three hedge plants, made three holes in the lawn and dug up one of my baby white Foxglove plants. I am NOT happy. So until next time, here he is, looking innocent. Grrrrrr.