Right - more tangible things ....
Summer Wildlife (that's animals etc ...)
There has been some interesting wildlife making an appearance over the summer. In the past few weeks the garden has been full of butterflies - up to the start of July there were very few, but the prolonged hot weather seems to have spurred them on to make up for lost time ... here are just a few examples:
extinction. He went to hang in our 'Nook' for the evening, but at the end of the evening, after our Bed and Breakfast guests had gone to bed at about 2.00am (yes ..!) it had disappeared, so I could not take a photograph - so, here's one we pinched (the photo, not the bat):
Finally, we can't let a Blog Post go without talking about something we've constructed! Not 'large-scale' this one, but quite interesting ..... in the upper barn we found a very old and very heavy ladder - made of a narrow tree cut in half and then joined by carefully-crafted rungs. It was about five metres long and had some worm and damage in places, but remarkably little really. Along the back of the house, with the wide pathway leading to the 'Nook', a second wisteria has been growing very powerfully this year (we've mentioned it previously), and there is a large honeysuckle that is getting very tangled with new growth. As we've built the walkway from the pergola and planted this with climbing roses, the overall amount of climbing plants is considerable and is now providing wonderful shade for sitting out, eating outside etc: