A record of wildlife in my garden and various trips to the Warwickshire countryside and occasionally further afield.
"To see a world in a grain of sand,
And a heaven in a wild flower,
Hold infinity in the palm of your hand
And eternity in an hour."
From "Auguries of Innocence"
by William Blake
Wednesday, 4 January 2017
Trips to Baddesley Clinton and the Theatre
I'm having some nightmare problems at the moment over my mother's house so when E asked for a lift into Solihull today I grabbed the chance as it meant I could escape to Baddesley Clinton for an hour while she met her friend for lunch.
It was cold and gloomy and the light was tricky for taking photos. The house itself is closed until the end of the month so I had a wander
round the grounds and main garden.
Canada Goose and Mallard added to the 2017 bird list :)
Not sure whether this is Tommy or Bella!
The ginger cake was delicious :)
Mahonia and Daphne in flower by the car park
I stopped off at St Giles Church, Packwood, on the way back to Solihull to check out the snowdrops but no sign of any flowers yet.
Last Friday D and I went to Birmingham Rep to see "Treasure Island". I really enjoyed the performance especially the sea shanties (although at 2 hours 40 mins including interval it was I thought a bit too long!). There was a particularly good scene with great special effects when the boat they were travelling on was hit by a storm.
Welcome to my blog. I have been interested in natural history from an early age and we have tried to create a garden attractive to wildlife. I also enjoy reading, photography, collecting fossils, visiting historic buildings and gardens and supporting Aston Villa. Please feel free to leave a comment and, if you would like to email me, my email address is ciraggedrobinsATgmail.com - remember to replace AT with @. Thank you for visiting.