Friday, 5 March 2010

Spring flowers

A few images of Crocuses from the front garden at base Camp this arvo. In the late autumn and early winters of 1997 - 1999 we planted 1,000,000 spring bulbs in Blackpool; 333,000 a year for three years leading up to the Millennium. Mostly Crocus and Daffodils. Seem to remember it was a lorra lorra holes! Any way one of the larger patches of Crocuses is on wifey's way to work and she noted that "they are looking spectacular today". Nice to know they are still going strong after 10 years. Will try to get a pic if we get more sunshine tomorrow morning.

Frank had half his stitches and his drain (yuk) out today and is now allowed three 20 minute walks a day on his lead. That is enough time to do the shortened Patch 1 walk around Magpie Wood. In the pre roost build up this evening there were about two dozen Magpies, a Woodpigeon and flitting around in the Brambles beneath them a Song Thrush.
The Peregrines must have been out and about still as their roosting ledge was bare. The Starlings were on their way to the pier for the night - never, repeat, never look up with your mouth open when thousands of well fed Starlings are flying over head!
Back at Base Camp six Goldfinches were having a last blast on the feeder, top count of the day, beating the previous best by four!
Where to next? Patch1 is back in action - sort of - excellent news.
In the meantime let us know what good news you have had from your outback today.

1 comment:

Beth said...

magnificent blooms - they look straight from a garden in Alice in Wonderland