Today has been lovely sunny and warm but that is due to change, big style. Tomorrow we could get 40 mph winds from the west. Pity it hadnt been from any other direction but west is good for nothing on the North East coast. After getting some jobs done we have been catching some sun and taking some photos in the garden and around the village. Its a pity there was very little wildlife to pose.
I cut my small meadow patch down this morning, and will leave the cuttings for a few days. It hasnt been as good this year as previous years, I think because I didnt cut it hard enough early on and stopped cutting too soon. This left grass to choke out a lot of the flowers. I'll try harder next spring.
On the wildlife front, 3 or 4 Meadow Pipits moved south, the first passage ones of autumn, a few butterflies visited but didnt linger - 2 Small Tortoiseshell, 1 Red Admiral, Meadow Brown, 3 Large White, 1 Small White, 2 Green veined White and thats about it really...
|Our village from the west.|
|The view from our kitchen.|
|The way in.|
|Behind Long Row ( which isnt so long)|
|Our hardcore drive is now a lawn thanks to my lack of weedkiller use.|
|The garden today in the sun, a rare commodity this year.|
|A raggy Meadow Brown.|
|Bunty maintains border control at all times. There have been 3 rabbits living in the garden recently...|
|A Wasp steals the table, bit by bit...|
|My strimmed meadow patch.|