Sunday was a bit of a wildlife day. After an initial bout of the dreaded midge, a swarm you could eat I hasten to add! That had me covered up with a stalkers camouflage head veil and is nitrile gloves just to mix cement to finish off the small outside jobs on the offshot
I don’t know what it is about cement but it seems to to attract the midgie in vast numbers especially when you come to rub pointing off.
After lunch we took a stroll with paige and nan the collie to raid the wild rhubarb that grows in an old sheep stell
These ancient plants grow massive during the summer months and the seed heads can reach eight feet in height. The secret spot is around a mile away from the house. If you zoom in you can see the republic on the hilltop.
On the way back down the well used badger track
I set my phone camera to take macro shots although the breeze was a little stiff I still managed to grab a few half decent shots.
I think this is star of Bethlehem
And this is ladys finger
But this is the shining glory
Common orchid. And just to top it all out pops one of the escapes from the farm
Then it was back home, Blanche the rhubarb for the freezer, varnish the new cills, then watch quantum of solace that was recorded from last monday
All in all a pleasantly relaxing Sunday.
Today and tomorrow are cloud factory days so hope to catch up soon.
Categories: Northumberland (the peoples republic of)