I have been able to dig out summery clothes that haven’t seen the light of day for decades. Best of all they still fit. I discovered though, I don’t possess a pair of shorts….the one year I could wear them with impunity! Time to be imaginative… find a lightweight item with two legs that can be cut, or, simply roll up the legs of a pair of suitable trousers.
My washing up left hand rubber glove split on a finger. Unusually, the one odd washing up glove in the spares bag was also left handed. The two are not a pair but they work well together; what more could you want. (Note to self, buy a spare pair as back-up).
Courtesy of birds probably, we have one flourishing Digitalis. It’s the usual cerise-coloured one. It has popped up in a corner that is difficult to mow. The corner could usefully be used for some spontaneous growth other than grass.
Our bird life visitors are small ones, mostly Blackbirds and Sparrows. There is a ‘marauding’ Crow who likes to strut ownership of the patch as well. This year, there are fewer Dunnocks than usual. Today, I saw a very podgy waddling pigeon/dove on our garden wall. I noticed it hanging around last week. It is not your usual agile bird, it does a lot of plopping and flopping. This bird is going to have to do bit more flying around to get fit. From a distance it could be mistaken for a bird of prey, but only by shape.
Keen Eco gardeners have planted up a wild flower patch on a cliff, (foothill level) on a path leading to a lighthouse. The overflowing plants were stunning. they are there to attract bees, butterflies and other wildlife. It is so difficult to get a picture of busy bees, even just one, is almost impossible to get in the frame.
……Look – no hands
I digitally captured the only bee Buzzing around the patch!
Out at sea there was a fairly large group of Eider ducks. They were moulting their primary feathers. They are safer from predators staying on the water while they are waiting for their new primary feathers to develop. It was one of those moments I wished I had my DSLR camera with me to take close-up pictures. There was a haar out at sea which added to the challenge of getting a clear picture. (My phone did its level best).
Two different pictures at a distance. It gives you a visual sense of the grouping.