Ladybird

Ladybird

Today’s picture is of a Ladybird on tone of our Rosemary plants; it was almost two Green Woodpeckers. As I sorted out the kitchen after lunch, I looked out of the window and there were two Green Woodpeckers in the orchard. I went to get the camera, but at the same time two motorbikes went down the lane and frightened them away.

I have spent much of the morning watching the London Marathon and plan to spend the afternoon knitting or catching up with my reading.

Robin

Today’s picture is of a Ladybird on tone of our Rosemary plants; it was almost two Green Woodpeckers. As I sorted out the kitchen after lunch, I looked out of the window and there were two Green Woodpeckers in the orchard. I went to get the camera, but at the same time two motorbikes went down the lane and frightened them away.

I have spent much of the morning watching the London Marathon and plan to spend the afternoon knitting or catching up with my reading.

Rather Late

It has been a lovely sunny day and I saw my first English ladybird, but it was in such a difficult position that I could not get a very good picture so it has been included as an extra. The main picture is of a lone Snowdrop, which rather belatedly, has just flowered in one of our tubs.

A trip to Homebase in Bishop’s Stortford this morning as I am still trying to sort out the problems with the kitchen that we have already paid for; not a very successful trip. Then home to do some proper work and prepare a document of the saga of the kitchen problems at Homebase.

Harlequin Ladybird

I have not seen many ladybirds this year so when I saw this one on top of my wheely bin it had to be today’s blip; unfortunately it is a Harlequin. One of our native ladybirds was also on the wheely bin, but was moving so I did not get a very good picture, but for completeness it is included.

Today seems to have disappeared although not much has been achieved on my part except for cooking Sunday roast on Saturday and sorting out some knitting.

Forsythia

 

Forsythia 1

Today I have been trying to catch-up with a backlog of work, most of which relates to the last few days. I have been rather lax, but once I have caught up with work I will be catching up with your journal.

Although I am not fond of yellow flowers, the Forsythia is not beginning to blossom, very much later this year than normal.

We had a thunderstorm last night and heavy rain during the night; today it is windy and chilly.

I found a Ladybird again sitting on a stinging nettle and have included it as my extra picture.

Ladybird

Ladybird

LadybirdI did a little work this morning, but once I knew that I could collect my husband, I drove to Addenbrookes so that I could wait on the concourse, so once released he could go straight home; we were home before noon. This afternoon I am watching the Formula One.

Once he had eaten his lunch, as the weather was good, we had a walk round the garden so that he could see the changes which ha taken place even though he had only been gone a few days.

There were several Ladybirds in the garden and I chose this one for my blip.

Another Ladybird

LadybirdI went for a walk around the garden and took some pictures, but I did not like any of them, so I decided to go indoors and have another look after lunch. As I walked back into the house, just outside the back door in one of the two tubs was this Ladybird. It is not the same one that I posted on 19 January, as that one is still in the same place. I do not think it is the one I posted on the 15 January as today’s Ladybird is more orange than red and the colours have not been adjusted. This one is sitting on a miniature rose stalk in a tub, which appears to be growing new shoots; the tub also contains Spring flowering bulbs. No need to go out again after lunch to get a picture.

It rained this morning and then brightened up and was quite mild for January, with just a little sunshine.

Reading and catching up today, ready for the week ahead.