Day 163

The atrocious weather here continues, I had plans for another Land of Giants shot, but that went all to ratshit as I had to take Phil to pick up his car from repair. Not a great journey, 9 miles of rush hour traffic there, and 9 miles back, so by the time we did that and then made dinner and munched it, I truly could not be arsed with anything clever. Luckily I had spotted Baby Woody hunkering down on our fence, he looked as miserable about the rain as we did.

Day 163 ~ Baby Woody

In other news poor Phil hasn’t been well since Sunday, with an unidentified lurgy, until today when the sneezing began, adding to his already settled in cough and general feeling of malaise. A bad cold we think. I am determined not to succumb to his evil bugs, but my nose is runny, my eyes are a bit stingy, I feel worn out and my legs are achy so I think I may have fallen foul of them already. Keeping quiet though, one dying swan in the household at a time is best! 🙂

Day 136

Went for a bike ride to our little wetland reserve, and spent some time photographing a swan who was having a right old clean up. I kept shooting in case he flew off and I could catch him setting off, but he didn’t. However, he did have a bit of a stretch, then went back to pruning his feathers.

Making a stand
Day 136 ~ swanning about

Day 33

The weather has been a gift really, no problem deciding what to do for a daily picture.  Firstly though, our neighbour’s fence has been wobbling severely whenever it’s been windy here ( a regular occurrence), and a couple of weeks ago he came to ask us if it would be OK for the worky tickets to be on our side of it when they came to replace it. Of course, we said yes and this morning they arrived at 8.30am and the banging woke me up.  What was surprising is that they came to do it today, because I also woke up to a winter wonderland.   Phil had to go and speak to them to let them know where the bodies are buried, Skye & Storm are next to that fence, as we didn’t want the chaps finding bones and calling the police. Phil said he was surprised to see them and the chap said ‘We’re on a schedule mate, we don’t stop for snow’.  They were finished by 3pm and did a cracking job.

Worky ticket.

Phil and I decided we would venture out as we needed supplies, having run out of milk and alcohol, and so walked to the local shop. I’m still not doing too well with the plague, so it was a bit more of an effort than I thought it would be, but we made it there and back.


My shot of the day though was the first thing I saw on opening the curtains, the sun hitting the top of the trees and everywhere looking like a scene from Frozen.

Day 33

I’m making no apologies for added extras of ‘my’ Robin 🙂

Where’s me grub?
On my own….
Not for long!

I am assuming these 2 are a breeding pair, as Robins are well known for being feisty and fighting off any other robin on their territory, but they are both together at the Happy Eater Tree quite often and quite happily.

Day 32

Still have the plague and definitely staying home, as we had a bit of snow last night and today. It won’t last long so you have to make the most of it.

Big Blobby Snow
Phil ventures out to fetch the recycle bin.
Day 32 ~ Blizzardy

and surely no-one will notice that there’s a bit of colour in this one, well I suppose they will, but it’s not part of the project, and he’s too cute not to have in the post 🙂

Robin Snowbeak.