Tuesday, 26 May 2009

More from the cliff bottom ....

This is the the white campion which is not as common as the red one in this part of the world.
 The yellow one goes by the name of the Mouse-ear Hawkweed, one of the few of these yellow types that I can identify. 
I really must take my glasses with me, not just the camera.

Sunday, 24 May 2009

It must be summer ......

...... even if it is still May.

 The ginger cat from next door is enjoying the garden and the roses.

A calm sea is tempting the sailing boats out for a trip down the coast. 

They don't get many days to enjoy a gentle sail; the North Sea is not that kind to small boats.

Friday, 22 May 2009

A modest triumph for Mundesley ...

Again we have been awarded the Blue Flag for the beach which is good news for the swimmers and surfers. 

The tree lupin is flowering on the cliff in some profusion.

 I have no idea why it grows on the Cromer side of the beach but not on the cliffs where I normally walk and so I made a point of going to look for them.

Thursday, 21 May 2009

A bit of glamour........

.......   the Star of Bethlehem in the sunshine, not an impossible find on my walk but a beautiful sight nontheless. 

The kestrel is posing in the sun, taking a rest from feeding the youngster.
                                         And a lucky shot of some visiting terns.

Wednesday, 20 May 2009

A butterfly day...

.... no names no pack drill just lovely flutterbyes in the sunshine.
 A hot day ahead, I was out before eight this morning and had to take my coat off.

Monday, 18 May 2009

Open Studios......

...... is with us for another year, so we are on duty for the next two weeks.
 Do come and see us if you are in the area.
Meanwhile gardening can be done in the yard as everything is growing, as you can see. The potatoes are going mad since the rain and looking very healthy.

Saturday, 16 May 2009

The rain has come.....

..... to wash the salt off the windows.
 The north wind covered the windows with salt so we have been living in a fog  -  the downside of being this close to the sea.

A message to the good men of Donegal. I have one of your fishboxes and will be using it in an unauthorised manner. If you would like it back and happen to be passing Mundesley I would happy to return it.   

Tuesday, 12 May 2009

North wind is......

.. still blowing.
The sun is still shining and it is not that cold but the sea is having fun.
 This is the view from the back door.

Monday, 11 May 2009

The north wind......

....... is blowing something rotten, a proper May blow. 
We get this wind every few years and it burns the young growth and I fear for the new garden. 
It is not too cold but the fine sand and the salt in the wind do the damage. 
We will see.

Friday, 8 May 2009

A morning walk......

.... along the cliff base and these were the new flowers.

 Silverleaf,  hop trefoil and a vetch type - answers on the blog please as it is either very common, most likely, or a rarity.

Will it rain ?

..... and if it does will it please do it on the land and not in the sea.
 With a new garden we are planting and weeding like mad and now having to water all the time. We have had no rain for five or six weeks.
 I know this is the dry side of the country but this is getting a bit much.

Sunday, 3 May 2009

I have been waiting.......

.... for four years for this to happen;  Molly The Witch is in flower. Is that not a beautiful sight and well worth the wait?
 The new build has given her a little more protection from the north wind which has helped and she is now five years old.