Sensational Sunday – Sunny Monday; Anniversary Ants; and The Fastest Moving Plant in the West.


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Sensational Sunday completely passed us by in a blur of forks and rakes. For the fifth and last time this year, I opened the back door to the smell of half dried hay this week. A wonderful scent to be … Continue reading

Fleeting Visits; Woozy Wasps, and Crossing the Threshold.


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Significant subtle shifts since the last post. Shorter days, a return to rain at some time on most days and lots of seasonal observations – some familiar and, as always, some completely novel for this blogger. (last year almost no … Continue reading

First Apple of Love, Comma, Mermaid, George Cave, and the Annual Ant Swarm


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Living and gardening here is very like my previous existence as a small animal veterinary surgeon. Hardly a week goes by even after all these years, when you don’t see something new. Or a significant variation on something seen previously. … Continue reading

Dragons; Damsels; Sex; Honey and Hitting the Right Note


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After seeing a Dragonfly in the shrubbery last week, and with a return to warmer nights, I thought I’d take the still and camcorder cameras down to our natural ponds to see what was on the wing. We always get … Continue reading