Spring and a Bud or Two


IS’NT it Wonderful when the first sight of Buds finally appear.

After a very wet year so far, the sun has cast her spell. These are the first and  the colours are truly amazing.

THE LAKE top of my garden is very quiet at present. Ducks and Moorhens are both nesting. Also had the arrival of a pair of Geese. So as the Month passes it will indeed get very busy. I shall post some pictures when the big moments arrives.

Bye for now stay well and Enjoy the Spring or the Season you are in.



Autumn Leaves chilly eve’s


This time of year the Wildlife seems dwindle , hiding away somewhere safe and warm. Or fly off to warmer climates.   Aww my little Robin is still around and the Blackbird. I wasn’t going to bother feeding Robin, until I saw him peering through my window, on my tired old washing line.

With all the rain here the grass always is damp , Lucy ( my Lurcher ) does not like it at all.

In fact she will stand at door and refuse to go out… When she does she always takes her ball in her mouth, seems to have calming effect. But when she drops it is hard to pin point amongst all the yellow leaves Ha!


My lovely Christmas Caci she is indeed in full Bloome.



The Lake is pretty much as this picture will tell you, a few Ducks do come and go.

Only two Ducklings survived this year , but that is life they will mate and maybe have their baby’s here.

The Local pub re-opened just across the road, is that good I say    yes!

They do great Lunches and evening meals. In fact it has very good reviews.

Halloween was a great hit , as they brought with them their gear from previous Pub.

Packed to the brim  to say the least , but not many Locals for the particular Gig.

Anyhow it is so good to see the Bunting outside and the Lights on   YAY!


Farewell for now and take Care


Evening Blackbirds

This is a lovely time of year for Birdsong, they are so busy. Nest building and trying chat up a mate ..

9 30pm walking my Lucy (Lurcher) The sound of the birds was spell bounding. Swallows were busy high in the sky and even  came close to Lucy as they sped by her head. Not entirely sure what that meant.

The Woodpecker came by and fed on my peanuts , always a pleasure to see them. The pretty little Goldfinch has hung about for while longer than usual, I think maybe they settled to build a nest here . With so many Trees all thick and green there’s plenty to choose from. Oh that’s wonderful !

A cheeky large breed Duck has popped over from next doors Pond. I think he is three times bigger than the Mallards on the Lake . Must be short of females I since have discovered. So invited himself over , has been here for 4 weeks now. Two years ago a family of Mallards produced a pair  had more white than the normal Ducklings. These two survived and seem to be a bit larger and tougher. MMM  me thinks I know now who the father is.  Oh and most of the rest of the family did . Often see him sitting close to two Drakes as if he knew they were his off Springs. Ha !

Taking a break see upload the pictures shortly ..Catch you Later have a lovely Day.




What Dwells Inside

I don’t often write a poem but this one is from my Heart. Telling you of the feelings one feels inside , after losing my precious companion.
What Dwells Inside
The Thrashing Seashore roars relentlessly ..
Sweeping higher and higher as it retreat’s.
Eye’s wide open taking it all in the feeling of un-calm sweeps me.
Gushing and Swirling round and round , her poor mind is no longer sound.
For the Loss of her dear companion
The feeling of Emptiness prevails.
The Waves inside her still battering away.
She can not forget that fateful day.
As she walks in the path they used everyday there beside her is an empty space.
As her hand reaches down by her side to touch to feel.
Her dear companion has risen to another place.
Time passes by and memories run deep.
Like a calm sea and sunset settling down to sleep.
The Waves are calm as the tide subsides.
Remembering all the Love and Friendship they shared.
As he strolled by her side.
In Memory of My Beloved Wile-e

Simply Beautiful

painting greyhound

I simply adore this Painting it so reminds me of my darling Wile-e .

Poem’s are not my thing but I did write a poem here a few years ago.

I went back to find it in my Archives  I shall re post it again soon.


The Lake

When I first moved to Cornwall about 17 years ago , I wrote this post that early Spring.

The experience I had with the Wildlife , that first Summer.

Thought I would share it with you once a again.

We arrived in Cornwall in 1999 a bleak and cold November. We were all still very excited about the prospect of living in the country. The air was fresh and we weren’t  very far from the sea.

The garden had three Fir trees and plenty of mature shrubs and bushes. Around 2 acres in all. Walking up the bank from the back of the house was a Lake, with a large island set in the middle. Very beautiful I thought with a few ducks swimming around. The water level was quite high at the time.

The Lake took on a life of its own that Spring , two Canadian Geese flew in looked around and stayed to have a family. It was a wonderful sight to see , these four little bundles of fluff. Swimming very close to mum and dad. Those little Goslings stole my heart.

As they grew they became quite  friendly and I was able to feed them from my hand, as the proud parents looked on. I could see they trusted me , and we became friends over the coming months.

About the time they were about to leave , the male went into the next field and called them. It took a while but he succeeded in the end, and so off they went.

Well after a few days I though that was probably the last time I would ever see them again. But one evening about 7 pm  I happen to hear them fly over the house. I  rushed out to see them land back on the Lake. I took some bread from my kitchen , hoping they would be my friend for the last time.

Sitting on the bank they came over to me and I fed them once more from my hand. They were very gentle and trusting , and even the big male.

The next morning they had gone and I never saw them again.

This story will stay with me for ever , as that was the first and last time a pair of Geese actually nested up there.

The pictures here are the Ducks that nested up there the following Spring.


Time Fly’s


June Showers

Baby Swallows and Mum

This month of June is nearly come to a close has been a wet wet! one to say the least.

My pink and yellow roses have been battered some what. But my lovely Iceberg Roses fare much better. They have a slight fragrance , I love these just under my entrance that use to be a gate. But in the past the wind took it down, really haven’t thought about replacing it. These lovely Roses have indeed made up for that space a hundred times over.

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As you can see there is a cloudy sky over head.

Wildlife my Ducks on the Lake at the top of my garden have flown off to find mates. Leaving only a family of Moorhens. I noticed a water voile this morning scooting off when I approached the water edge. Also a Toad feeding had just popped up from the deep of the water. Gave me a smile to see such activities going on up there. So not such

an empty place after all. This Lake gives a great sense of calm , and I know everyone needs that feeling at times. Summer days when the sun shines I sit on the bench at the top of the garden which faces the Lake. Lucy my Lurcher always joins me and sits close by.

Summer sun has been in short supply and yet the warm air pleases me . The birds feeding from my bird feeders and feeding their young. The visit from that lovely WoodPecker such beautiful colors. This  is my Wildlife Haven , here’s a few pictures . Enjoy your Summer.

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UK set shiver

Hello hope this post finds you all well.

I have just read the headlines in todays News, what! colder weather coming.

The weekend was beautiful the days we all languish, and the warmth of the Sun on our faces. Lucy and I had lots of fun in the garden. I was determined to spend as much time outside, just having fun. Sitting by the Lake top of the garden it is so relaxing .

I did tidy up a few old pots and freshen them up  my Lobelia and various small flowers for the Bees.

Here is a picture of my two favourite Shrubs this time of year. They always come thru March April , such a welcome colour to add some cheer.

I do hope  this chilly spell doesn’t last too long. Last week I purchased two jumpers for just walking about the garden to do little jobs. Well I got that right ha!

Till next time .

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Is it Spring or is it Summer

It’s been a very wet Season November to February , so looking forward to dry weather.

Good Friday what a beautiful day walking around the garden sitting in the sun. Gardening was on my mind, but do you know I just couldn’t get started. You see the weather forecast predicted wet few days ahead with strong winds.  It was correct of course , so garden has been put back on the burner for another dry spell.

No sign of new life on the Lake at the top of my garden as yet.

I did notice a lovely flurry of wild birds on days. It always  pleases me to see them, the Yellow Hammer is such a lovely bird with its bright colored head. I never take anything for granted , so every sighting of a new bird and I’m overjoyed.

My lady friend has moved away but only 18 miles down the road. When she is settled I will be paying her a visit. Maybe take a couple of photo shots of the area. My other Lady friend had a nasty fall just before Christmas. I was so worried for her, at 92 years old or any age it is surely a bad thing. But she recovered very well , I saw her 2 weeks after the event and she still had a bruise on her face.  It made me smile to see her , back to her sunny self.

I just don’t know where the time goes these days. But I have been enjoying just pottering around  doing my favourite things.  Reading never have the time , but have got going again.

Look forward to Summer months and longer days. Enjoy these the best you can and grab every day and make the most of it.

Bye for now and take care.

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The Frog Spawn up by the Lake