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Posted: 09/03/2014 at 21:13

We've just got noisy frogs chirruping away.  I was a bit surprised to see one heading for the backdoor, complete with male piggyback.Maybe she fancied the jacuzzi.

The first one I've seen this year - 2014

Posted: 09/03/2014 at 19:00

I dont know where the brimstones have come from. I don't usually see them. The food plant is buckthorn and there is none around here


Posted: 09/03/2014 at 18:59

The name and county of residence of the winner(s) will be available online at within two months of the closing date of the promotion.


Posted: 09/03/2014 at 18:44

Hot here all day.

Lots of gardening done, FYM spread, weeds removed. The garden has come to life. Yellow butterfly (brimstone?), peacock, small tortoiseshell, commas. Lily beetle squashed. The lilies aren't even up yet!!!

Two robins fighting over the patch I had just dug. A wren in the greenhouse.

A new wheelbarrow OH fetched from Wickes. 

Now for a nice glass of wine, and put my feet up. Have a good evening folks.

The first one I've seen this year - 2014

Posted: 09/03/2014 at 15:44

They're all out today. Lily beetle squashed. Yellow butterfly(brimstone?),a pair of commas,small tortoiseshell,peacock. Also big bumblebees. And lots of sunshine. And I found an owl pellet under the oak.



Posted: 09/03/2014 at 08:32

Good morning everyone. Blue skies here. Lots to do in garden. See you later.

Camera Corner

Posted: 08/03/2014 at 23:17

Personally , I wouldn't buy secondhand because the digital cameras are updated so quickly.  Also, unless you can try before you buy, you might get something with scratched lens or has been dropped etc.

Camera Corner

Posted: 08/03/2014 at 22:42

We have a range of cameras , but the underwater photos are taken on a sony compact in a sony  marine housing. although it is an old model (only 12 mp) the nearest to it is this.

.  For macro shots I recommend canon and canon lenses but they are not in your budget.

Camera Corner

Posted: 08/03/2014 at 22:36

 Big spotty fish. Christmas Island. Indian ocean.

I'm the one with the yellow stripey fins.


Posted: 08/03/2014 at 22:22

tree icon, pick photo, upload,wait until it finishes uploading (may take some time) and then save. You then press submit.

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Snakes in the kitchen? NOOOOOOOO!!!!! 
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Photos of fasciated flowers/stems/seed pods. 
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This year is the first time I have seen ladybirds mating. Then I found another lot the same day.I recorded them as well. Well, I would soone... 
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