Autumn Sights

I went out with my camera on Friday and enjoyed a morning with nature and fresh air. ๐Ÿ™‚

It was a bit frosty but lovely, crisp and beautiful when I stumbled upon this lovely sight.

It was great to look at the various colours – yellows, browns, oranges and all the different hues of colour on the trees as the sun was just starting to rise. ๐Ÿ™‚

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Weird Weather

Today (Monday the 16th October) in the UK we have had ex-hurricane “Ophelia” battering parts of Ireland, Northern Ireland and some other parts of the UK.

I live in the Southeast corner of England and we have had some strange weather conditions created by the ex-hurricane.

As you can see the photographs of the sun is extremely red and it appears very dark although it was only 3:30 or so in the afternoon when I took this.

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Garden Update

Now that we’re in Autumn or Fall things are moving on in the garden and the little jobs that I have been doing are now getting bigger.

Our autumn flowering plants are out and the honey bees and some bumblebees are loving them still.

You can see the pollen bags are full to the brim on this honey bee. ๐Ÿ™‚

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About Time for a Blog

Hello, it’s been a while since I posted and there are a lot of things that have been going on.

First things first, I must apologize for not updating you; a family member died suddenly, I was shocked and didn’t really feel like blogging, after that a close family friend had a life saving operation on her heart recently, so it’s been a bit frantic (especially for an introvert like me).

I do have some pictures for you that were taken some time ago and have been edited though.

These two photographs are of a male Kestrel near where I live. ๐Ÿ™‚

They are fabulous birds of prey and I wish that I could have managed to get a photograph of them hovering as they are looking for prey.

This squirrel was a visitor in our garden throughout the summer, I left out a supply of nuts in the tree and it didn’t seem to come to any of the feeders and pinch the birds or other mammal food that I left out. ๐Ÿ™‚

I will try in the coming weeks to get a more updated blog out about the garden; I hope everyone is enjoying the late summer/autumn?

 

Deer Park

I went to a large park a couple of weeks ago; it was back when we had temperatures over 30 degrees or roughly 93 fahrenheit (for those of you who use that form of measure of heat). Fortunately I went early in the day so I didn’t get the massive heat and I also stayed pretty much in the shade wearing my large brimmed hat and lots of sun cream. ๐Ÿ™‚

I thought I would share some pictures of the deer there.

This young female was keeping cool in the heat, although you can’t see there’s a pond just to the right of the photograph.

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Garden Update…

It’s been a couple of weeks since I last posted, but summer is here, the garden is in full swing now with vegetables growing, juvenile and adult birds coming and going on our feeders, with summer flowers in full bloom. ๐Ÿ™‚

To start off here’s a picture of a special visitor to the garden.

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Busy Garden Birds

During this time of year it’s a really busy time for our garden birds.

Laying eggs feeding chicks and then fledglings leaving and wanting to be fed by the parents….mostly!

Here’s a few pictures of our parents and juvenile birds in our garden.

The blue tit adults make about a thousand trips per-day to feed the chicks; this adult is just leaving the nest box.

I love blue tits they look like the punk rockers of the bird world. ๐Ÿ™‚

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