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Unusual bees

This week’s photo challenge from the Daily Post is Unusual.

I recently became aware of some wild bees in the garden. They were carrying pieces of leaf (one at a time) and dragging them into a hole in a piece of wood. 74 more words


Bog Lane. 16 July

The walk starts with the River Brathay to the right, and heads along Bog Lane, passing the Holy Trinity church to the left.

At Skelwith Fold we briefly took the road towards Skelwith Bridge, with some great views into Langdale, before turning left at the next road and picking-up the path towards Holmeshead Farm. 112 more words


Customer Care...Customers Care...

Despite the storm…the damage to the shop…Thursday was a great day…the number of people who stopped by to see how we were doing…find out when we would be open again…it was amazing. 61 more words

Scything in North Cumbria

I was back up to Cumbria this week to teach a Learn to Scythe course for a group of friends in Glassonby near Penrith. I used to live up here so it was great to be back and the views of Cross Fell were fantastic. 50 more words


Many Hands...

8am, Thursday morning I start making telephone calls, electricians, landlords, tool hire companies…and you know when sometimes everything falls in to place…and you end up with unexpected results…well this was one of those times! 287 more words

Storms Don't Last Forever...

Thursday morning I decide to head to Barrow shop…get some paperwork done while it’s quiet.

As I approach I notice the windows are steamed up…’Strange’, I thought. 77 more words

Damp days in search of desmids …

Seatoller, in Borrowdale, is the wettest place in England, so we should not have been surprised by the persistent drizzle that accompanied us as we set off hunting for desmids last week.  980 more words