Wednesday, 27 July 2011

I am getting better at ..........

....... Photoshop.
Text on a picture, no problem, I just have to remember how to do it. Someone asked me the other day if I was still working, I rather think I am. There are festivals to promote and prepare stuff for, carnivals to hand out leaflets at and general running around, not to mention carving. I lead a very quiet life here by the sea.

Doing the photos at home means they get everywhere; still they are almost done, although I think I am running out of ink. Such is life.

Monday, 18 July 2011

We have had big waves........

....... now we have some surf and a few of the lads came out to play. What with strong north winds and rain it is not what it should be in July but at last a little sun and some action.

Friday, 8 July 2011

Wild life.......

...... this little fellow was bouncing around the sycamore trees looking for food. No nuts at this time of year but the sycamore seeds seem very welcome.

I have seen a rabbit in the garden which does not fill me with joy as it has been eating the buds on some pinks. No photo as any movement sends him or her running.

This is the new bee home, among the lavender, which I bought the other day. It may be a bit late for the solitary bees to lay in but worth a try. It will also house ladybirds and similar bugs over winter.

Monday, 4 July 2011

After the weekend........ of the noble locals helps to clean up the rubbish, some bits more interesting than others.

The surf looked good to me but there were not many takers so I guess it was better elsewhere. I did manage a few shots of which these are a couple.

Friday, 1 July 2011

Summer time..........

.......and the picking is easy. Living near a fruit farm is far too tempting and this year the crop is very very good.

As you will have noticed I am a bit keen on Sea Holly and have now found another one so that is three so far. I have taken the cage off the one that got eaten as it is growing strongly and forming flower buds; result.

Correction. The moth on the last post is a Six Spot Burnet. I met an expert on the beach who put me right, a charming gent who is an oldfashioned naturalist.