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Today I entered 6 categories and got prizes in 5! Yay!!
There were some lovely flowers, vegetables, crafts, baking and floral art and the childrens section had great collections of seeds, wild flowers, herbs, mini-gardens and vegetable animals!! Chewbacca makes a winning gingerbread character…

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After at least 9 years wi’ my trust fuji finepix have upgraded to 16million pixels and a 22x wide zoom… not got the hang of it all yet but here a few starters.

sunlight and beech leaves, soaring cow parsley/hemlock, fuzzy young blue tit, some o’ the gang (last count 21), happy duck in the river, wee cock sparra, scavenging dunnock and lastly a jaunty chiffchaff

sunlight through beech leavessoaring sprig of of dried cowparsley or hemlockfuzzy young bluetit on the peanut feederhappy duck sitting on a submerged stone in the riverthe gang on a  wall - last count 21a wee cock sparra in his denwee dunnock scavenging under the bird feederchiffchaff captured on a twig of philadelphus

So where on earth did all that time go? Happy new 2013 to one and all!

Went off up the hill this morning to take a photy of  the bleak owing to the dull light and foggy conditions.  Nothing too exciting to see however but found a wee bit of colour and an unexpected primrose. In fact it looks like there will be a super bank of them later on. Cheers!

The Bleak!

Decaying Hips - January

Unexpected Primrose - January

Captured earlier today, a furry acrobat nabbing as much as he can from the birds fatballs. Having failed to destroy the replacement seed feeder he/she has resorted to hanging by three toes and ripping through the green plastic nets!
The replacement seed feeder is held onto the branch by a bulldog clip and two medium sized safety pins – I defy the fuzzy critters to work that out!

I like my outdoors to be full of interest, think this covers it.

William Wallace StatuePoetic Urn

Temple of the MusesThe Muses

This is the day that is supposed to be hot. Looking out at the view first thing I saw the morning mist and decided to take myself to the Victorian water tower, before the sun really got going. Dug out my teeny radio and fixed it to the shuffle, pocketed the camera and set off with the intention of a half hour each way. As usual I got to my destination, turned round and got side tracked, disorientated and almost lost on the way back home!
Here are twelve wee pics of there and back, including some big vistas, the water tower, dry ski slope and minature railway. The big thing you are missing out on is the loud and continuous bird song. Excellent!

Friday walk oneFriday walk twoFriday walk threeFriday walk fourFriday walk fiveFriday walk sixFriday walk sevenFriday walk eight
Friday walk nineFriday walk tenFriday walk elevenFriday walk twelve

A belated Happy New 2010 to you all!
How could I resist the almost complete covering of the branches… unfortunately a very slight thaw means most of the tiny drifts balanced up high have fluttered to the ground now. But it continues to be cold, if not colder.

OK, I know I’ve been quiet for a few weeks. Nothing much happening I suppose but I was away for a few days. You may be able to work out where from the pics below? The bumble bee is probably shown a wee bit smaller than life size, he was impressive.
But now it’s back to the usual daily slippers and dressing gown, getting up at 3 in the afternoon, eating crisps and watching Murder She Wrote everyday… 😉

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Can ya tell where it is yet?

As promised I have captured the fruit of the lovely cheery blossom (April). Got in before the fat pigeons scoff the lot! Usually I just see the results glued to the roof of my car…I really should park away from the birdies main perch.

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Mmmm… fruit, almost. Revisited the jolly cherry trees this morning to check progress – small, hard and green by the looks of it. I will try and get back to them before the ripe red fruit is gobbled up by pidgeons.cherryMay30

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