Native birds visit our garden every day. At this time of year we hang out seeds and nuts and coconut shells filled with a home-made mixture. This morning as the wind howled,the rain lashed down, and the bird feeders swung at alarming angles there was only a very wet bedraggled robin trying to find shelter and food. It made me appreciate how lucky to have a dry home full of food!
|One of our visiting robins taken in sunnier times.|
We only have had one visit from one of these grey squirrels when it landed on the conservatory roof it made such a racket that everyone came running to see what it was, so I never got a chance to photograph it!
|This one was quite happy to observe us from a distance!|
This winter seems to be so long, cold and wet, there are only rare glimpses of blue skies so we make the most of them when we can. As we reached our front door after the walk on the beach below, it started to hail!.
|Waves crashing below Burton cliffs|
On a more positive note, it is good to see the days beginning to rapidly lengthen again and we have seen this past week the first sky larks reappearing in the neighbouring fields.
Last June, encouraged by Louise from 30 Days Wild and Ramblings of a Roaching I took part in 30 days Wild- the pictures were all take from around where we live -just look at all these seaweeds we found on the beach!
It is just so easy to forgot how beautiful it is in the height of summer, isn't it?
|Droplets of rain on the meadows.|
Last week we were lucky enough to win £250 on the Health Lottery - that's the largest amount we have ever won! As we have been having problems with our existing camera since I accidentally dropped it into a thick muddy puddle we decided to treat ourselves to a new camera! When you take so many pictures it takes a while to get used to the new one and J has decided that it is much better than his mobile phone so we are now having to share it again!
|Two for the price of one!|
Wishing you a good week, until next time.