Today I bought a single flower stem and used it to take a series of images – it’s really small and delicate but I can’t remember its name!
Final planning session today for our trip to Kakuma refugee camp –https://theroadtokakuma.wordpress.com/ – it is beginning to feel very real!
The calming force of nature!
Sometimes if I’m stressed or have things on my mind I will just sit with a coffee and watch the birds in the garden. We’ve been feeding them for several years now and some are quite tame. I love the colours and textures from the amazing multicoloured pheasants to the stunning brown and cream of the thrushes I am saving for a serious zoom lens but at the moment these will do!
Another Tommy day but today we took him to feed the ducks.. He was beyond excited when we lifted him out of the pushchair and threw the bread for the ducks! It does serve as a reminder to sometimes see things through the eyes of a child – the joy of doing something so simple!
New bird feeder has upset the goldfinches but not bothered the blue tits. Watched this little bird for ages this morning. It got one seed then flew to a different perch to eat it.
Sunday 1st March – The goldfinches are now brave enough!
These photos were taken just with my iPhone on a walk around Canon Hall this afternoon. Although they are just grab shots I think they have real potential for the ‘Tree of life’ work which is connected to our Kenya trip.
Wednesday was a day spent in a primary school in Sheffield where the year 5 classes were giving me advice about our visit to Kenya – see separate blog post here
They were so thoughtful and even suggested I might like to take a camera which did make me smile!
Wed saw a Tommy sleepover and a lovely day on Thursday.
A day in Sheffield today, coffee and wandering. I discovered a wonderful florist on Division Street called Plantology (@_plantology on twitter) it is full of unusual and wonderful flowers and sundries! I bought a bunch of anemones and a blue zebra primrose. I will certainly be revisiting.
A leisurely start to Monday morning with coffee and laptop in front of patio windows – lots of goldfinches this morning – not a spare perch to be seen!
Oh and as you can see from the header that squirrel is still a constant visitor!
Yesterday was another ‘Tommy Day’. As you can see he is growing up fast. His new walker is an attempt to help my back and keep him happy – he loves it at the minute.
Chiropractor this afternoon! Then some photos of these dried – aka dead hydrangea that I bought at a local garden centre for 29p!
Just to prove that I do occasionally have living flowers – these were a gift from a friend yesterday!