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
Friday, 15 May 2020
As I am sure everyone else is experiencing the days continue to merge into one. Each much the same as the day before! With the slight relaxation in the lockdown it appears it is now possible to drive somewhere and go for a walk. I really am hoping to do this soon - not to a park or anywhere there might be a lot of people but to a quiet country lane somewhere. To be honest, although B and D go for a local walk most days, I have only been in the garden and once or twice taken the car for a short run to make sure the batter doesn't go flat, so it will be very strange to actually go a little further field.
So for now it is more from the garden and house.
Sowthistle growing in a pot - I am not sure if this is prickly or smooth sowthistle. However, its days may be numbered as it is in the plantpot I need to clear to plant herbs!
Fly - Green Bottle?? - on Azalea flowers. More bees are appearing but it is not easy to get a photo that is not blurred!
Caddis Fly after being released from the moth trap last week - I haven't put the trap out again as temperatures overnight have been low.
B re-potted the Christmas Tree last year and it is now putting out lots of lovely new growth.
The Red Campion border - it looks more impressive in real life than it does in a photo.
Honeysuckle is in bud - I usually miss this as it tends to flower when we are on our June holiday which won't be happening this year!
I am SO hoping this Cardoon will flower this year.
E made these little iced fairy cakes - luckily I already had the little unicorn decorations in the cupboard.
I've made a couple of Picnic Fruit Loaves. I did have a slight mishap with one as when I opened the oven after 45 minutes to cover the top with foil to stop them burning one of the tins (which is a weird shape and only has a small base) had fallen sideways and half the mixture had fallen to the bottom of the oven! I have to admit I scooped it up and put it back in the tin! It did taste a bit dry but was edible!
I think nurseries may be starting to open but I didn't know this last week when I ordered some herbs and lavenders from the National Herb Centre. They arrived on Wednesday and will be planted out hopefully this weekend.
A tiny posy of flowers I picked from the garden.
I am still continuing with the little journal but not drawing every day!!
I hope everyone is staying safe and well. Take care everyone.
All photos taken by me with the Panasonic Lumix FZ330
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