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Independence Day?

Posted: 25/06/2016 at 20:38

Philippa - do you mean he's up ***t creek without a paddle?....

Quite so fidget. I also had to laugh at the ludicrous knee jerk reaction of some wumman with a one year old son who got her knickers in a twist because he was being subjected to this decision about his future that he had no say in....

Don't remember anyone giving a toss about my thoughts ( or those of my peers )  on the subject back in the seventies - and I was a lot older than one.

Welcome to the real world love....

Camera Talk

Posted: 25/06/2016 at 20:23

Those are beautiful GD. I particularly like the ladybird, and the moth (?) He's stunning  

A few from today at Benvane in Balquidder. I've posted lots of views from many of the hills all around here, so I've picked a few different pix instead   

My camera batteries were also running out....

Looking west down Loch Voil from the road between Balquidder and Ballinore (where the hill is) with some of the Crianlarich hills in the distance

Coos in the river and Stob Binnien's flat top poking up through the bealach in the middle

 Stopped for a little break and managed to catch a meadow pipit singing and pootling about on a rock. They're usually too quick off the mark!

Another view of Binnein and some of the other Crianlarich hills - I like the shapes and contrasts the hills make

and you can't have a hill without the inevitable sheep  


Posted: 25/06/2016 at 19:48

Normally after flowering Frankie, as you can tidy the spent flowerheads and also take a little bit off the foliage. You do have to be careful about cutting back too far into older growth, as they often just die back completely  

Mock orange?

Posted: 25/06/2016 at 19:12

I like the Syringa thing too! My Mum used to called purple beech 'copper beech',  and as a child, I could never understand that, because I could see that the green stuff (and we had a huge hedge if it in the garden) was copper in winter. The purple stuff is  a funny caramel colour initially, so perhaps that's what she meant.

 Every time I see purple beech in late spring, it reminds me of her  

Creature ID

Posted: 25/06/2016 at 19:03

They do like to tuck themselves into dark little nooks and crannies  

It just shows that you don't need a pond to get all kinds of wildlife coming in 

Creature ID

Posted: 25/06/2016 at 18:29

Or Gherkins, Ladybird...

Great to have him in your garden Denno, isn't it? 

Funny how people will often like frogs, but not toads.    They're all lovely, and a real asset  

Mock orange?

Posted: 25/06/2016 at 18:25

I've always found that confusing. I've often heard Choisya called Mock Orange too.  My brain can't cope with it all ...    

Nice little find though Hattie. They do have a lovely scent-especially on a warm evening   


Posted: 25/06/2016 at 18:19

They do philippa  

It's got very dark here, and it's chucking it down. Of course, I had to stand at the front door for twenty minutes doing a Government survey (my house is the one they picked at random ) and the sun was out, blue skies - the works. Soon as he goes away....typical  

I'd already fobbed 'em off twice before so I couldn't really refuse!

I had to resort to hoovering   The new carpet is so fluffy - it needs hoovered umpteen times to get all the little bits off 


Posted: 25/06/2016 at 17:45

No thunder here Joyce - yet!  Very 'like it' though. I love a good thunderstorm  

Don't envy you that Rescue fidget   Mind you, I  can't swim....  

Spectacular, if somewhat edgy memories for you though!  The orca sighting must have been particularly special. 

Think my BIL prefers warmer waters too - they go to the Maldives most years and he spends the whole time diving. My niece is qualified to teach, and was working at The Place in Koh Tao, Thailand until a couple of years ago. She met her boyfriend there - he's  a cave diver. 


Posted: 25/06/2016 at 16:33


They look so daft when they're at that stage, don't they?

It's gone off here too, but I don't think it's far away - those nice downpours of big, 'ploppy' raindrops. That's the correct meteorological term by the way  

I have a couple of plants to put in so might do that.  I intended doing it yesterday, but  instead I repaired the corner of one of my timber 'boxes' that the builders damaged.    

I wasn't going to be able to do a bit of planing /sanding to sort it, so I cut a new piece out, attached it and gave it a coat of paint. Of course, it had to be the bit that's slotted round the big post that supports the screen...  Just as well I had a spare bit of timber.

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