Thursday, June 1, 2017

Thursday 1st June

We are living through interesting times.  Theresa May started out with much confidence that she was going to win a strong conservative election but has seen the gap between the labour party represented by Corbyn and herself slump to 3%.  Corbyn has powered away in the popularity votes, at least on the ground, where will we be in another 10 days? Another hung parliament, not what May was aiming for. Still Yougov figures may be inaccurate.

Almost lost Lucy down a foxhole yesterday we would have had to have half of Yorkshire's farming community to get her portly figure out!.  I sat on the ground hanging on to her back legs, till I managed to grab her collar and hauled her out.  She as always was remarkably unflustered by it all.  


The roses are making their appearance and I am so happy that I chose the warm church wall for them to cling to.  The swallows are starting to make tentative nests against the walls of the church and the house opposite we seem to have quite a few this summer, not all doom and gloom in the natural world.  

The song thrush darts about feeding her young, there seems plenty of them, and there has been a welcome upsurge of bees round the flowers.  I watched the swallows gathering mud (not much of that around in this dry weather) from a large muddy pool that always graces the corner of Salton Lane.

Went for a pub lunch yesterday at Hutton-le-Hole, very hot weather, Paul had whitebait, those little fishes that look into your eyes as you eat them, even though they are encrusted with batter;).
Everyone was enjoying the weather, walking about mostly with their dogs.





We have a vast expanse of stones for our drive, but these little  darlings always pop up here and there in them.


6 comments:

  1. I should plant foxglove...? Your yard is lovely. I a really drawn to old stone walls.

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    1. Foxgloves are beautiful and I love all the 'bell' flowers for the bees. Sometimes if they can't get to a flower's pollen they nibble the base of the flower and strike an entry there.

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  2. Love your photographs, they epitomise a perfect English summer Thelma. I also love the way pansies seed where they wish. And what is more = wherever they choose is always a perfect place.

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    1. Yes you are right Pat, we are having a perfect English summer, fine weather now and then, heaven help us that the sun should shine every day! Pansies, or the little violas are very pretty, happy in the dry environment of the stones, though we also have sycamore seeds forever popping up, all hand pulled.

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  3. I always smile when I see pansies all around my gardens where they haven't been planted. It's nature's way of spreading those little happy faces around to bring us joy.

    Politics seldom, if ever, bring us joy.

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    1. True we love these little flowers for their 'faces' but it is a good moment when something unexpected comes up in the garden.

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