Recovery continues: today I ventured outside to tackle the
I planted some allium bulbs, which have been hanging around the house for some weeks. It seems terribly late, but I hope to salvage something from them. When I’d finished, my fingers felt as if they’d turned to steel!
The photographs were taken at Alnwick Castle Gardens last year. A wonderful place for ideas and inspiration!
The flu seems to be receding a little. I managed a trip out to the shops and replenished my stocks of bird seed for the garden feeders. The goldfinches will be happy for a while with this nyjer seed! Here’s a picture of a goldfinch from a few days ago, when it was snowing:
I’ve also heard that goldfinches like sunflower hearts, so I thought I’d try some of that too. Within minutes, they attracted a siskin. The photos aren’t amazing, but I thought I’d include them anyway as I like the patterns on its feathers so much.
Some more from a few days ago:
Finding my feet again after a fearsome flu-type virus.
Hoping for a happy and peaceful New Year – for everyone!
… today feels more like this.
Which is fine: it’s autumn!
Some vibrant autumn berries.
Yew: waxy, beguiling, poisonous.
Cotoneaster: waxwing temptation, I hope.
Holly: shy, early, forgotten.
Honeysuckle: sticky, showy, scary!
Late afternoon sun captured and stored by Rudbeckia.