Tag Archives: Photography

Wildlife Wednesday – A slice of life at the Marjoram Cafe

I have Sweet Marjoram growing in several places in the garden and I am particularly fond of its golden form: Origanum vulgare ‘Aureum’, which looks good for months on end. It glows cheerfully from the time it pushes out the … Continue reading

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Six on Saturday – In just one word: Courgettes!

25/07/2020 OK, I know am not alone, but I’ve got a courgette mountain. I put half the current pile outside the gate this morning, with a sign to let people know that they are free to good homes (or indeed … Continue reading

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Wildlife Wednesday – 15 mins amongst the butterflies

Taking 15 minutes amongst the butterflies daily …What could be a nicer way of spending some time outside just now than watching and counting butterflies? Yes, the annual survey of these wonders (launched by the Butterfly Conservation organisation in 2010) … Continue reading

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Hello Wimpole, my old friend …

I’ve come to tend to you again. Yay! With the re-opening of some National Trust parks and gardens, a phased return of volunteers has begun at Wimpole Estate. Cautiously and where it is safe to do so (i.e. no indoor … Continue reading

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Wordless Wednesday – A Woodpecker and a Chaffinch walk into a bar …

 

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Wildlife Wednesday – Knapweed Magnetism

Over the years I have noticed that knapweed is as attractive as thistles to winged insects. It has similar shaped flowers and is a similar colour, but thank goodness it is a lot less prickly than thistles. So I’ve happily … Continue reading

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Six on Saturday – Flower spikes and Hoverflies

We’ve had a stressful week with a poorly dog and daily visits to the vet (arthritis and pancreatitis apparently). Hopefully Sadie is in the recovery phase now, but I will be glad when I stop having to visit that front … Continue reading

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Wordless Wednesday – A bright new visitor

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Wordless Wednesday – Blue, blue, electric blue …

 

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Wordless Wednesday – Bees love poppies

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