Canine Companions

A day or two before the Emsworth family joined us for Easter, whilst out walking with Scooby, Ian found a pheasant that he gave to their dog who has brought it with him. I have been very remiss in not mentioning it before, but it is probably why Eric and Scooby ignore each other in the garden, whereContinue reading “Canine Companions”

No Contest

Yesterday’s airborne avian shadow was a jackdaw perched on a TV aerial some distance away. As the evening sun lowered in the West, Flo continued her bird photography. The collared dove took its turn at the feeding tray, until its mate dislodged it. Settling in the weeping birch it pondered a pigeon, practiced its trapezeContinue reading “No Contest”

Now And Then

Because of my severely restricted mobility my rambling currently is confined literally to ‘[My] Own Back Yard’, and metaphorically through my photographic archives. This morning I ambled along the back drive taking a few more shots of the North Breeze jungle next door. This chair rests behind the hedge we have pruned, revealing the dilapidatedContinue reading “Now And Then”

Durmast House Gardens

Those of you who have followed the movement of Jackie’s mice will be interested to learn that one has now left the windowsill and mounted our Easter decoration, no doubt hoping to feed on the eggs of varying sizes suspended from a painted twig Jackie has placed in Becky’s vase. When their gardens are opened by membersContinue reading “Durmast House Gardens”