I did warn you I would be posting nonsense sometimes! The clip wasn't Mrs Overall but you knew what I meant yesterday :)
When we moved into our house it was a building site. The front garden had grass and two trees and the back garden a fenced in lawn and one tree, which is now dead but I have left it standing as I like the look of it and I'm sure there are lots of little creatures living on it. I have no idea what the trees in the front are, I am guessing they are type of crabapple but can't find anything like them when I google it. They are very tiny as you can see and don't grow any bigger than this. When I cut them they are very hard. Any ideas?
The first thing I did when I moved in was plant some trees, after living out in the countryside I wanted to bring a bit of nature into suburbia. After many years of deliberate neglect I have a garden I am happy with. We often have birds nesting here, and have had to rescue chicks that have fledged too soon and have been sitting in the garden tempting our cat. I found a young bat lying in the garden that had to be rescued, we also have jackdaws nesting in the chimney. Our neighbour thought he was being helpful telling us they were there and that we needed to put something on the pot to stop them. He was very surprised when I told him, yes I knew and I liked them there. We light our fire when they have finished with the nest. While they are building their nest, we have twigs falling down into the grate and when the chicks hatch we hear them chirping for food. I have seen beautiful jays in the garden, always too quick for me to take a photo, and every year we have young magpies kicking up a fuss. There is also something that digs a tunnel under the fence, we have never seen what it is.
Being stuck at home with little more to do than hobble around I really appreciate my little garden, there is always something to see. These photos are from just a few minutes grabbed before the skies turned dark this afternoon. There was a flurry of activity under the tree, earth and leaves flying everywhere as the birds were looking for worms. One got chased off onto the garden where the pickings weren't so good. Sit quietly and a whole new world opens up, a peep into natures dramas.
This little bird wasn't going to be scared off (not sure what type of bird, yes I am hopeless at these things, but I am learning)
The victor (female blackbirds?)
This one just peered over the fence at the activity
An abandoned nest from last year, it was in a old bird feeder but the magpies keep pulling it out
Something has been nibbling at the mushrooms
I take photos everyday, I'm sure the new neighbours must wonder what I am doing shuffling around the garden with a camera.
I was wondering what we were going to have for dinner this evening so I could instruct the OH when he gets home. There was a knock at the door and my neighbour dropped this in, it was really thoughtful of her. :) I am missing cooking, I can do little bits but not stand long enough for a cooking from scratch session.
Oh I nearly forgot about the zombies. I am having some really weird dreams at the moment, I'm thinking it may be the meds. Last night I was being chased by zombies!
Today I have been reminding myself to stand straight and breath deeply :)
Welcome to Claire :)