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A trip to the sea side

Today’s guest picture comes from my son Tony.  He took his dogs to Loch Lomond today and they seem to be enjoying the outing.

I spent the early part of the morning hoping that it would get a bit warmer and when I thought that it had, I got the fairly speedy bike out and went off to Port Carlisle for lunch. 580 more words


Making hay

Today’s guest picture comes from our daughter Annie.  She has been working hard in her allotment and has got a nice selection of seeds doing what seeds do. 1,031 more words


Another Returning Visitor

When I first started visiting my local nature reserve a lot of the regulars mentioned Redpolls and how they were a regular visitor in the colder months. 122 more words


Back again

Today’s guest picture comes from our daughter Annie who was mightily impressed by the size of both the choir and the organ when she went to a concert  yesterday. 579 more words


Gently weeping

For today’s guest picture, I have gone back into my files and found this wild eyed, tongue-sticking-out carving which my brother noticed on a visit to the Guildhall in Exeter in January. 859 more words


Winter hangs on as spring arrives in the garden

It’s an interesting time in the garden at the moment. The winter visitors are hanging on, in fact at a peak recently, while the year-round residents are starting to move into Spring attitudes, including one very exciting development… 378 more words


Polls apart

Lesser Redpoll, Chesterfield Canal

This week we want to share another first sighting for us this year – a gorgeous little finch: the lesser redpoll. A 12cm compact, dark, little finch (smaller than a sparrow), it is heavily streaked above. 384 more words