Wednesday, 25 May 2011

I went for a stroll......

...... in the Old Vicarage Gardens at East Ruston this afternoon and saw a lot of colour and interesting plants.

The beach is less colourful but none the worst for that. It is not only deer eating plants on the beach, it is also caterpillars. What with no rain and now being eaten, it`s a hard life for a plant.

Tonight I am eating venison. I wonder why?

Monday, 23 May 2011

I asked the Herring Gulls but they did not know....

My Sea Holly has been eaten and I am very upset. I have been watching this plant for the last two years and this year I thought it might flower. No hope now .

A small deer was seen on our lane so I will blame it rather than the rabbits but who knows. Not a trace of the leaves was left.

Wednesday, 18 May 2011

Grey sky but we have got our Blue Flag.

You would think with all those clouds it might rain, but no. I think the clouds have forgotten how to.

The Horned Poppy is doing well and is in bud, the flowers will not be long before they come out.

Having found one rabbit sitting still they seem to be
everywhere. They don't eat the plants I like so I am happy to see them.

Saturday, 14 May 2011

Flowers that bloom in the spring........

Everything is beginning to flower at once so there is much to photograph. The white one is Star of Bethlehem which I thought I had lost, as the cliff had slumped in that area, but it is still there at a lower level.

I love weeds and this is a Scarlet Pimpernel; it may be small but is very pretty.

Have you ever wondered why the grass is short on the cliff ? Here is your answer. I do see them quite often but they seldom sit still.

Monday, 9 May 2011

The sand martins are back......

They have taken over their usual nesting site and are settling in and picking up dry seaweed to make it comfortable. Not the best pics but they do move very fast.

Today I went to find the deckchair which was decorated by the students of Stromness but it has not arrived yet. I presume it is coming as deck cargo down the North Sea which has been a little choppy of late but it will, no doubt, turn up soon.

Talking of the festival, I am on the committee of the Cromer and Sheringham Arts Festival which will take place in October half-term and we are having to do a bit of fund raising as money for the arts is a bit short this year. If there is anyone out there who is interested in helping please go to http// or to Knifepainter [who is on blogs I like] for more details.

Sunday, 8 May 2011

They promised RAIN.

We got a few drops this morning, and I mean a few drops, blazing sunshine for the rest of the day. And the garden is desiccated; and after the northerly wind I had to wash the car; this is all too much.
What more can I say, except that I have poured a large scotch and am admiring my tan.

Sunday, 1 May 2011

There are waves and there is surf.

These were manly waves with a strong easterly behind them.
It was hard work to get out there and the waves were difficult to catch; much endeavour for not much reward.

One tired surfer going home for breakfast, the boys do get up early!