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Fathers Day and a little sadness


By bjs


Sadness on two counts Firstly both my sons were away although they did leave sufficient for me to drown my sorrows on the second count.
That being that my lovely tree Fern is no longer with me after 11 years .When it was uncovered in early may the new fronds in the crown had already formed but alas they are dry and hollow, moral seems to be that the trunk should have been protected as well as the crown .
I received a card from Jamie my best boy so as no one wanted to take me out for lunch myself and best boy went for a walk with the camera in a rough meadow area a mile or so from home.
We had Herons flying overhead and a green woodpecker darting around looking for food for its family.
Below are a few of the pictures taken along the way.

The pretty moths are Burnet Moths they were every where feeding

Lots of summer colour all around its another garden
On returning home I was aware of a commotion in the sky to the rear of the house.
In the sky above there was Buzzard being harassed by about 10 Seagulls and it was circling and rising on the thermals going ever higher until it was a little more than a dot in the sky by this time all the Seagulls had given up and gone home.Although we see quite a few Buzzards i have never seen one rise vertical in this manner before.
I saw something new but still wearing my black arm band.
May as well leave it on shall need it after the next England match i expect.
I have added these last 2 photos taken last year as a final farewell.some one asked if I will plant another,I am not sure.

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Enjoyed the pictures Bjs, sorry you didnt see your sons, but thats the way it goes sometimes these days. I didnt see my daughters on mothers day either. Had cards and phone calls of course but its not the same is it. At least you have some company.

21 Jun, 2010


What a sad day for you Bjs, but a delight to walk with Jamie across the beautiful meadow lovely pictures love those moths so pretty. I think phones have made people more lonely, I have my children close at hand yet hardly see them, once a week on a Sunday my son and wife has started to invite me for a Sunday dinner. They have their own lives and thats how society has become now sadly. Its a sad shame to lose your fern after 11 years, what kind was it, could you replace it.? I ve ticked I like as I love your walk.

21 Jun, 2010


Your walk obviously cheered you up and you did have your best boy for company, lovely photo`s, I`m a wimp when it comes to moths but have to admit those in the pic are very pretty..
We have Red Kites near us and one comes over daily searching for food, I keep trying to get a photo but no luck so far, if it comes down low the local crows chase it off, fascinating to watch as it can be quite an aggressive show...
As to that other matter,I threatened to take our flag down today and hubby nearly had a fit, he`s still living the dream bless him..

21 Jun, 2010


i agree mothes , but pic ,wow i say .

21 Jun, 2010


Beautiful pictures, Bj :-)
I hope your head wasn't hurting after all that drowning of sorrows !!!! ;-)

22 Jun, 2010


Nice photos of some wild plants. I love them.
Now I saw a seagul attacking a crow yesterday. They often attack other birds, but I've also seen crows attacking a buzzard :o( Why don't they leave eachother alone ? They have the whole sky so there's plenty of room. And I would have thought seaguls and crows and buzzards eat different food anyway, so what's their problem ? :(

22 Jun, 2010


lovely pics Bjs and sorry about your tree fern to, bet your gutted to say the least, glad you had your best pal for company ;o))

22 Jun, 2010


Ah such a shame about your tree least you have some pics......those moths are beautiful....shame you didn't see your boys on Father's Day.....there will be other "father's days"!.....not just one specific day a year.......thats the American influence!!!!!

22 Jun, 2010


had not thought about the american influence although i know they started it.
What about that Bernie in Oz i bet she had another bank holiday.They had one for the queens birthday.

22 Jun, 2010

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