Thursday, 14 July 2011

More Skiathos Wildlife

The thing that I am most afraid of are moths, moths and butterflies, if they come near me I'm like a woman possessed, lol.  but when I saw this beautiful creature gliding around so elegantly I was memorised, it looked so graceful.  It settled long enough for me to get a couple of half decent photos.  I did have a zoom lens with me which meant i didn't have to get too close, if it had ever come within an inch of me you would have heard me screaming back in the UK !!



If anyone knows what it is please leave a message.

Wednesday, 13 July 2011

Skiathos Cats

It's been a while since i shared any photos, i hope to put that right over the next week or so.

We spent a week on the Greek Island of Skiathos at the beginning of July, anyone who has been to Greece will know about the many cats that roam around just waiting to be fed.  Goodness know how these poor things survive.


The photo above and below are the same cute kitten, there was a little family living at Kastro, a very remote part of the island.


Above and below, another cute little fella from the same litter at Kastro

This little mother was watching her babies climb and play on the bank opposite.  These were at a monastery, and at least had water to drink, there were food bowls out too, so these were lucky cats!

Thursday, 2 June 2011

In The Garden

A bit more colour around now
Hostas coming into flower

 Lovely fuzzy flowers (on an unknown shrub)

 Another unknown (i tend to plant things and forget what they are!!)
Lovely flowers and leaves though, and it's big, about 5-6 feet.
 This one i think is a Hebe, the flowers look white on here but they are more a very pale lilac.

Monday, 30 May 2011

Over the garden fence

In typical Bank Holiday fashion it rained for most of the day here in the UK.
Finally late evening the sky cleared enough to let a bit of light through.

Saturday, 21 May 2011

Bewdley

A visit to a lovely Georgian town made a nice change today.
In my days of motorcycles i used to go to this place quite a lot, it was a magnet for the leather clad people of my youth,

Thursday, 19 May 2011

White


We have 4 of these shrubs in our garden, three of them are between four and five feet tall, I cut one back in the spring and it hasn't flowered but is still very very green and bushy, the rest are covered in a mass of lovely little white flowers. A welcome relief from all the green in my garden!
 I never really took the time before to notice how lovely they are. 

Sunday, 15 May 2011

Blooming Lovely!

The bud i shared previously has blossomed nicely

 The complete shrub
And i remembered that it is a Rohododendron
A very pale pinky lilac

Tuesday, 10 May 2011

Sunday, 8 May 2011

Budding


This is in my garden, just coming to life but the name of it escapes me
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Wednesday, 4 May 2011

It's a Wrap!

Cutting down some ivy in the garden i came across this
See how the spider has got the wasp all wrapped up?
Amazing!

Tuesday, 3 May 2011

Saturday, 30 April 2011

Masquerade

I think the main souvenir from Venice is a mask, seemed like every other shop was selling them.
Very colourful, but not my cup of tea.



Tuesday, 12 April 2011

Books

Two new books found their way into my trolly at the supermarket tonight.  They were on offer, so that's ok ;-)

Monday, 11 April 2011

Clouds

Big white fluffy ones :-)
Today the weather had trouble making up it's mind, we had a bit of sunshine, a bit of rain, a bit of hail (??) a bit of wind and finally a bit more sunshine.
Wonder what tomorrow will bring?

Saturday, 9 April 2011

Sleeping Cats

Millie

I changed Stevie's bed covers today, when i went back to make the bed up Millie had snuggled herself down on the duvet.  The sun was streaming through the window and she looked so comfortable.
I will make the bed up later when she gets up :-)

Friday, 8 April 2011

Blue Skies & Daffs

 We have been blessed with beautiful weather here in the UK for most of the week as you can see from that lovely blue sky :-)

Wednesday, 6 April 2011

One of My Lovelies

                      Molly




Readers of my other blog will know that last year Molly was our local Cats Protection League 2011 calendar winner, - see, I'm still really proud of her :-)
Do we have a winner for 2012
I think so,
but then to me, both of my feline children are beautiful :-)

Thursday, 17 March 2011

Duck & Cart


I haven't given up, just busy with other things right now. 
I will upload when i have time.
Hope there are still people out there still interested in looking!

3 more from Weymouth for now.




Thanks for looking :-)

Thursday, 3 March 2011

Candid Camera

I love candid photos, i just have to develop my nerve to take more, lol



Tuesday, 1 March 2011

Sheltering in Weymouth

All along the sea front in Weymouth are these wonderful shelters




Reminiscent of a bygone age...beautiful

Saturday, 12 February 2011

8&9/365 Primulas & Gypsy in the Sunshine

It was such a lovely day today, me and my DD #1 visited some garden centres, they were all filled lovely colourful Primulas, i loved these red and yellow ones.

 Later we visited my mother, this is her lovely cat Gypsy enjoying the sunshine on the window ledge.