Friday Flowers! Almost. Well, Kind of.
The intention was to post the bird photos a few days ago… But then the end of month post came up and I couldn’t really fit them in there… so they’ve had to wait.
And as much as I hate disclaimers I need to apologise for the ugly wall. It wasn’t meant to look so nasty, but with the incredibly wet summer the paint has peeled and it was never dry enough for me to get it painted. So, yeah. Now we can move on and if you squint really hard you can almost ignore its brutal glory.
Wren has been hanging around recently, normally I hear them. A lot. But as with other shy and tiny birds they’re often not so easy to spot. The snow and cold brought them out though and they seemed to really enjoy the ‘Robin Mix’ I put out for the Blackbirds, Robins and Song Thrushes. This mix included dried mealworms and I know from previous experience they will take the dried mealworms.
The Robins are perhaps the most difficult to catch; they’re just so flighty! So much for being the gardeners friend… Mine have never really shown such behaviour like following me around as I weed/plant.
Ah yes, and the dwarf Iris opened on Monday… Only to be hit by loads of snow, which once again they didn’t predict. This time it caused way more problems than last time because we were unprepared for it; the city was in gridlock, gritters and ploughs couldn’t get through to clear the roads – catch 22. Plus, it was kinda warm, so it was turning to dangerous slushy icey snow instead. Needless to say, I couldn’t get up the hill and had to park at the bottom of the road for the first time and hope no one hit me trying to get past.
By Wednesday it was all gone, phew. But Tuesday morning at work wasn’t much fun handling the endless phone calls as people panicked.
It’s now light enough for me to get photos after work in the evening! It’s still exciting walking up to the house and spotting the tiny changes; more growth on plants or new growth breaking through the mulch.