Wednesday, 28 April 2010
.................... you have to get up early to catch the sky. This was taken from the back door; it might have been better from the beach, but I was not dressed. It was just after five o'clock and I have not altered the colours, it really did look like this.
Tuesday, 27 April 2010
Not enough surf? No problem, get a paddle and ride the small waves. It is warm this morning so the wet suit is at half mast, you just have to get the tan.
Friday, 23 April 2010
These oystercatchers are in step on the sand looking for food.
The Dandelion may be a weed in gardens but it really is a very handsome flower.
Wednesday, 21 April 2010
Tuesday, 20 April 2010
It may not look very dignified but a forklift truck is the only way to make the descent.
The huts have been away on their holidays for the winter and have returned to enjoy the Mundesley sunshine.
As you can see, it is a lovely sunny morning but with a brisk north- westerly so I did not stay long.
Monday, 19 April 2010
The sunset last night had a gentle hue for the first time in some time ...... is this the ash?
The sunrise also was quite colourful this morning but that is not so unusual at this time of year. A bit of colour in the sky is perhaps the only good thing to come out of this volcano.
Saturday, 17 April 2010
This little annual was looking very fresh in the morning sun.
An empty sky, no planes, it all seemed rather strange.
It's not that I can hear the sound of planes, because of the sea, but no traces in the sky was odd.
Tuesday, 13 April 2010
These are not your ordinary garden snails but the banded snails that live in the grass on the cliff. They have pretty shells and I understand surveys are done to check their numbers. The thrush did not know this so it ate them.
The Buckthorn is coming into leaf and looking rather handsome.
A Mayweed is taking over a small patch of bare cliff. There are many of these after the mud slides we had over the winter.
I shall watch with interest to see what grows on them.
Saturday, 10 April 2010
The sea is looking beautiful and is a flat calm, as the fishermen say.
Friday, 9 April 2010
Sitting in the sun looking at the sea, not a bad occupation on a lovely day. I think I might do the same...........
The Allium triquetrum [three-cornered leek] is in flower at last, rather later than usual.
Tuesday, 6 April 2010
A pair of mallard ducks came to visit. They were in the stream until I went out with the camera, they then dashed up the bank to greet me. The drake found the gravel a bit hard on his feet and with no food on offer they headed back to the water. They live on the mill pond just over the road from me and come to feed in the stream most years.
Monday, 5 April 2010
The good folk of Mundesley turned out to pick up rubbish from the beach this afternoon and I joined in the fun.
We filled several bags with the plastic waste, mainly bottles and polystyrene.
Saturday, 3 April 2010
These jackdaws live on the cliff and are around most of the time but have proved quite difficult catch on camera.
This morning they were digging in the sandy cliff for reasons best known to themselves and making a lot of noise.
The heavy showers were briefly interrupted by scraps of sun so I did not stay out long.
Thursday, 1 April 2010
After the rain yesterday I have blue skies and sunshine this morning.
The sea was roaring in and being very lively and crashing into the sea defences.