Sunday, 14 August 2011

Sunday safari.

The juvenile Green Woodpecker is very vulnerable.
 There are too many Magpies in the garden at the moment.   Beware, little one.
 The copse is a wonderful place for birds to hide.   Overgrown, and more than a little out of control, it gives much needed shelter to wildlife.     We all need shelter :)
Butterflies have been few....I have missed them.      Meadow brown seemed to have increased in numbers.     They hatch between June and August.     The Suffolk poet John Clare seemed to describe them in his Shepherd's Calender for June 'Where their old visitors in russet brown, the haytime butterflies dance up and down.'
Wasps are eating the plums.   I do not mind, there are plenty to go around.   I am happy to share.
Sharing is good......I am a first born child, we take care of siblings that follow us.   Sharing is good for the soul.
Pretty bee.   I do so love the bees.
I wonder if the honey bee has come from the village.     We have several bee keepers.    I shall be a keeper of bees one day.   I will wait until the grand children are a little older.
The humble bumble will always have a place in my heart.    Such sweet and gentle creatures.
My mother tells me  when I was small, I would sit in my Grandparents cottage garden and watch them for ages.   I have always had a connection with Dumbledores.......bless the bees.

Happy Sunday safari.


Lisa at Greenbow said...

Happy Sunday Safari Cheryl. It has been so dry here that there doesn't seem to be much bug action in the garden. Of course there are bugs about. I saw a Monarch fly through yesterday. No stopping for pictures though. Sweet Bees. Your new camera is helping you do a great job with photos. That sweet young Green Woodpecker. The collared dove is making it's home here in our town too. Such a beautiful dove.

Cheryl said...

Hi Lisa,

The weather is affecting 'bug life' of that I am sure.

I am still learning with the new lens but tku, you are so encouraging.

Collared dove are the sweetest of birds.....I love their song.

eileeninmd said...

Wonderful nature photos. I love the green woodpecker..

Country Mouse Studio said...

I went back through old posts I'd missed and was as refreshed as if I'd just gone for a walk outdoors. You have such lovely photos and thoughts it's refreshing

Q said...

Dear Cheryl,
Oh my it is good to see your Bumbles....
I too love the bees and can watch them for hours. We want to become bee keepers...on our list.
Always a treat to see your butterflies.
This Brown is charming.
New lens??? you are doing wonderfully with it.
The juvenile Green Woodpecker is a great capture.
Thank you for a fun Safari...
It is always delightful to walk with you.

Cheryl said...


Thank you for your kind words.
I am pleased that you enjoyed your time with me.

Cheryl said...

Dear Sherry,

Tku, the bees always make me feel that I am doing something right with the garden. They give me hope and make me feel that all is right with the world.

The image of the green WP was taken though the window so it is not a very clear image, but at least it is a record of his visit.

Wendy said...

I've never heard of a green woodpecker! It's nice you posted a picture of one. I love visiting your garden and seeing all kinds of wildlife. The dove is pretty too.

The detail on that bee's wings is crystal clear and so nice to see as if up close.

I think you will make an excellent bee keeper, your love for the bees will encourage them to flourish.

We've had lots of rain lately, which is so good for our gardens. July was too hot and dry.