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Butterfly, Blossom and Grand-Baby B

Today we have seen several butterflies in the sunshine – Brimstone Yellows, one Orange Tipped White, both too flitty to catch on camera, and this Peacock butterfly, lovely on the little purple flowers.

Up the lane there are several Crab Apple trees just dripping with blossom.

Our morning was spent building an enormous wooden swing and climbing frame, a second birthday present from her other Grandparents, for Grand-baby B who was very excited, brought out her own tool kit and helped with the nuts and bolts. The seat became a shelter from the sun and a lovely hiding place. Once it was all assembled, B swung for two and a half hours, laughing and saying, “B swinging!” “B’s playground!” and “Big one!” to go higher and higher. One very happy little girl!






Clematis Fairy, Fine Shadows and Peacock Butterfly

1   I used to love  finding fairies in the garden when I was a little girl and never being told that they were Clematis seed heads floating on the breeze. Today I found one in a bucket of water and was delighted with the subsequent unexpected photo.

Dandelion Fairy

Clematis Fairy

2    The very last flower on the Pelargonium was caught in the sunshine today with the anthers making such a delicate shadow.

Mrs Johnson's Blue Pelargonium

Mrs Johnson’s Blue Pelargonium

3   Of many photos taken trying to catch the fluttering butterfly, I eventually managed one as it took nectar from the lovely Heliotrope, otherwise known as Cherry Pie because of its delicious fragrance.

Peacock butterfly

Peacock butterfly


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Beasties, Birthday, and A Butterfly

1 Thank you so much to everyone who offered advice about the fate of our lovely Crocuses. What a Beautiful Community indeed!

I went off for my piano lesson this morning and the patch was intact. When I returned an hour later, the beasties had been there again and uprooted another dozen and in broad daylight! We’ve protected the replanted ones with an upturned hanging basket and a child’s windmill! We think there are deep beak holes in the spaces and wonder – do Jackdaws do this kind of damage? If it happens again, I’m going to have to lie in wait to discover the culprits, be they mice or rats or squirrels or birds!

In the hedgerow near my piano lesson

In the hedgerow near my piano lesson

Daffodils and gorse on the street side

Daffodils and gorse on the street side

2 Our eldest daughter was 40 yesterday and is coming home tonight for a Birthday dinner ( Smoked salmon and prawn stacks, Venison Casserole with creamy mash and cabbage with bacon followed by Chocolate Torte) No 3 daughter is able to join us and we will Skype with the other two over the course of the evening.

Posy for the table, using rescued Crocuses and Primroses

Posy for the table, using rescued Crocuses and Primroses

3 This afternoon I went out to collect the above small posy for the dinner table, I found this beautiful Peacock butterfly on the Muscari. Fortunately, my camera is always in my hand!

Peacock butterfly

Peacock butterfly


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