Month: May 2016

  • It’s hardly ‘woodland’

    Something caught my attention as it flew past the window. I only spotted it out of the corner of my eye, so I wasn’t too sure what it was, but thankfully it decided to land on one of the plants in the garden for a bit of sunbathing! It chose the most colour co-ordinated plant […]

  • A picturesque view

    Looking out of the window, there’s a lot of trees & bushes on the hill in the distance. Nothing unusual about that, apart from the colour of them – these aren’t green, but have a silvery white look to them. Curious to know what they are, I asked a relative, who dug out a book on hedgerows […]

  • May Showers….

    If April showers bring May flowers, what do May thunderstorms bring? Yesterday started off nice and sunny, but the afternoon was a complete washout. What began as just a spit and spot of drizzle, turned into torrential rain and thunder – not the best weather to be out on foot! Despite the thunder, I didn’t spot any […]

  • Luxury Lush Pud

    Luxury Lush Pud

    Ok, I know it’s not exactly seasonal, but I used my Luxury Lush Pud this week, and had to blog about it! As you drop it into the bath, it starts fizzing immediately – the aroma of Tonka and Lavender (which incidentally is shared with Twilight) makes for a very relaxing bath, while not being overpowering. I’m not a fan […]

  • 30 Days Wild – starting soon!

    There’s only a few days left in May, which means that 30 Days Wild will start very soon! Organised by The Wildlife Trusts, the aim is to get people doing something wild every day in June. When you sign up, you get sent a pack (either in the post or by email) which includes a pack of […]

  • Keeping a watchful eye

    I don’t know what the appeal is of this particular tree, but there isn’t a point in the day when there’s not a crow perching near the top of it. Well, I call it a ‘crow’ but there’s also a larger crow-like bird which I’m guessing is a Rook, that likes to sit there as well. Despite their similarities, […]

  • Aerobatics

      Looking out of the window today, I spotted a few small birds flying over the trees. Instead of just flying in a straight line like the crows do, these were swooping, diving, circling and generally putting on an aerobatic display. It was incredibly difficult to get a photo of them, so this is one I […]

  • Wild Webcam Watching

    I spent a while watching the Peregrine Falcon webcam today – set up by the Hawk and Owl Trust as part of their Urban Peregrine Project, this particular webcam is focussed on a nest box on St John’s Church in the centre of Bath. There are currently three falcon chicks, who look totally different to the adult birds […]

  • Early Moon Rise

    I still find it strange to see the moon in daylight hours, but according to Metcheck, there’s plenty of daylight hour moon rises to come, as we get closer to the next full moon. Today’s moon is apparently a Waxing Crescent – don’t ask me to explain why it’s called that, but it’s the kind of moon […]

  • Shouting Youngsters

    There was a strange shouting noise coming from outside today – it sounded like a bird that hadn’t quite learnt how to shout “properly”! There were quite a few Starlings about, and this little guy, that I’m assuming is a youngster – old enough to peck at the grass, but not old enough to quite […]