Thursday, May 21, 2015
I've been pottering about with some photos and it got me thinking, about how much time I spend out in the garden. Mainly in the lighter evenings, we spend nearly as much time outside as in, so I think I'll do a periodic series on here with some garden images.
This one shows one of our garden sheds. It must be a hundred years old as it appears in some very old photographs on display in our village hall. Its a bit ramshackle but it has lots of character. Near us, the Old School House is now a holiday cottage, and on a couple of occasions the visitors have asked if we would mind if they sat and sketched the shed. We give them our blessing, especially when we are out at work they can pop in without any disturbance.
The only wildlife associating with the shed, is mainly mice inside and small solitary masonry bees that use small holes to nest in. One took up residence in a screw hole in the old door handle one year. Just to the left you can see one of my nestboxes on a small oak tree. It is occupied by Tree Sparrows this year but has had Great Tits in the past.
It is quite pleasant just to sit at the door with a beer and gaze over the fields behind. Hares, Curlew, Barn Owls and many more are often present.
Til the next instalment of 'Our Garden'...