Today :D Feel free to gloat ;)
Thursday, 25 April 2013
Panorama from the steps down into my field. I took this so that I could label it up and show the twitchers where the bee eaters are in relation to every thing else. Intending to take a photo of what looked like it was going to be a glorious sunset for my 365. But I had a "bit of a turn" :lol: and woke up at about 11.30 :shrug So, you'll have to make do with this ;)
Tuesday, 23 April 2013
So, last night I was watching the bee eaters from my kitchen window, swooping about over my field, when suddenly I saw one go down on to the bank between my field and my neighbours. Carried on watcing it and didn't see it come up again.
A quick google and they live in burrows :D So, this morning I took a short stroll and look what I've got :D
Am now completely worried that I'm turning into a "twitcher" and have developed a very unhealthy interest in camoflauge netting :D
Saturday, 20 April 2013
Short of actually building some sort of hide and camping out for hours on end with the camera on a tripod, I really don't think that I'm going to be able to get much better than this - unless it's by pure luck of course :)
The apricot tree got a good pruning one year, resprouted and then just died, I've left if planted there as my intention was to buy some sort of climbing plant to climb up it - must put that on my shopping list. The pulley wheel? Well, it needs to live somewhere :D
Friday, 19 April 2013
As you can see, small dog is still with us, I took this just as a comparison, so that you can see just how teeny tiny she is.
Once she has mastered the art of opening beer cans, I'll teach her how to use a corkscrew and maybe even how to iron ;)
Whilst the girlies are with their dad, I've been attempting to do some gardening. I'm finding it tough going though - it's so much easier if you've someone to help you - not that they're much help, but you know what I mean. The bouganvilla that got a quick trimming.
I bought some Pelargoniums the other day - finaly got them repotted - I rather like these as they can miss a day or two's watering in the summer and not suffer too much - and are so bright and cheerfull.
As an added bonus, you also get this feeble excuse for a photograph, actually in small like this it doesn't look too bad. The Bee Eaters have arrived and this one was halfway down the field. Typically, I had one not 20 meters away from me when I didn't have my camera in my hand, by the time I had returned with it, it had gone. Will this be the year that I finally get a shot of a Bee Eater?