Here in the UK we are still having reasonable weather for this Late Spring Bank Holiday; at the moment as I write this it is cloudy but muggy and we had heavy rain overnight, which is so good for the garden that is looking quite green.
I love hot weather (and loathe the cold) and as I was sitting on the patio enjoying the sun and the garden I realised that these needed a haircut
|My Box balls|
|After a haircut and I can now see 'Duck'|
I was sorry to see this floating in the water on my bird table, having drowned.
|Zygaena Carniolica or Crepuscular Burnet|
Not a butterfly but a day flying Moth.
On a glorious Sunday morning I decided to cycle the route that I had to cancel last week due to a low battery and so for the benefit of my local readers I went to Yelden again, up the hill and down passed Melchbourne heading for Riseley. I turned off and did a loop through Swineshead, back up the slow incline and then took this photo that is so familiar to cyclists -
|Fast ride down with impetus to climb the next hill|
I felt quite pleased with myself as I did this hill both ways with not too much battery!! 21 miles completed that day. I find that I can now turn off the battery for quite long stretches so my legs are getting stronger.
I had been told that there was to be a Flower Festival at Bolnhurst Church so I went over on Bank Holiday Monday to support them.
|Some embroidery done by the Embroidery Guild|
|… more of the above|
I am 'hors de combat' at the moment as I fell off my bike yesterday and have hurt my leg, so on instructions from younger son who is a qualified trainer, I must rest it and take the odd pain killer when needed. I would rather have my teeth pulled than go to A&E as it is not broken!!
So the blog can be finished.
After giving the box balls a trim last weekend I was picking out little pieces when a bird flew out and there was this
|I think that these are Blue Tit eggs|
I went on an organised cycle ride yesterday and I was delighted to see this pair of swans and their babies. This is why I love this time of year.
It was after I had left the ride and was heading home that I fell off!! Luckily no-one around to see my downfall, but it as shaken my confidence a bit.