The Local AreaPosted by Colin Wed, May 31, 2017 14:20:42
Having tried our own blog platform it is very limited and therefore we have had to go back to use Google Blogger.
The link is HERE
Local WildlifePosted by Elizabeth Mon, May 22, 2017 21:57:55
Whilst gardening today I got as close as I've ever been to a live pheasant.
She had come to eat up the over spill from the bird feeders and seemed almost oblivious to my presence.
For some of these photos, I was only a metre away from her, partially hidden by the bush in the foreground.
We assume she must have young to feed somewhere close by and that she may have visited us before.
With a bit of luck, she'll come again!
Our GardenPosted by Elizabeth Mon, May 15, 2017 17:30:18
When we moved house, not only did we inherit a garden full of beautiful plants but we were also left a table and six chair outdoor dining set, along with a three-seater swing seat.
We decided that, although the set was old, it was still solid and too good to throw out.
Last week, as a change and a rest from internal decorating, I prepared each item for painting by sanding it down thoroughly and then painting with two or three coats of Cuprinol Garden Shades in "Fresh Rosemary".
Here are the "after" photos..
By complete coincidence, Aldi were selling Weatherproof Garden Furniture Covers this week, for £4.99. They are just the job!
And before anyone asks... NO I haven't started work on swing-seat yet!
The Local AreaPosted by Elizabeth Fri, May 12, 2017 20:55:56
Sometimes in an evening I go out for a short walk and a favourite one is to the nearby stretch of coast, where the river Keer flows out into Morecambe Bay.
It's what you might class as a wild area of channels and grassy hummocks; not the sort of place to be when a high tide comes in. But for me its wildness is its beauty.
There are waders and seabirds to be seen; wild flowers, stunted by the salty air and the wind coming straight off the sea.
The approach takes us along a lane, at first parallel to the coast. The hedgerows, at this time of year, are rich in stitchwort, bluebells, red campion and primroses.
These hedges afford some protection and give you the chance to take in the views towards Warton Crag.
It's only a short walk but just the thing to blow away the cobwebs and lift the spirit. We feel very lucky to have all this and so much more on our doorstep. It's been a good move!