Saturday, 6 May 2006

bits of this and that

Once again yesterday we ended up at the Red Lion for Lunch ~ Tom had been painting the garage doors ~ 'a lovely Fern Green' ~ Lyn had been doing the same ~ painting the side door to the garage ~ me I was Tea and Coffee 'boy' ~ so asked them if they would like to go out for lunch ~ they both agreed that was the best idea I'd had all day ~

It was a beautiful day yesterday the Sun was shining and really warm ~ When Tom went home Lyn and I were in the garden ~ Lyn was weeding and I was supervising ~ Then I made a cup of tea and we both sat on the lawn looking up at the sky ~ there were quite a few swallows far above us ~ and we were making pictures from the white clouds (this can be a lot of fun) well it was for us lol ~

Today Nin and Barney were in the garden ~ Lyn was pottering about ~ I was tea 'boy' again ~ all of a sudden Barney saw a field mouse ~ well he thought he was a cat ~ he reared up on his hind legs and was about to pounce ~ but the mouse was wiser than him for it made a sudden dart through a hole in the fence ~ poor Barney stood there for ages waiting for it to make a reappearance ~ but of course it didn't it had more sense than to come back to do battle with Barney ~

Nin just don't have time for Barneys antics ~ although he did chase after the ball we threw for them but Barney is so quick Nin never stands a chance of getting there first ~ so he just runs back to sit near us ~ and watch as Barney try to tempt us to chase him for the ball which he will not let any of us have even if we catch him ~

Looks like we are just about to have a storm the sky has gone to a very black grey colour So I must go retrieve odds and ends left out in the garden ~

Since we moved the bird table nearer to the house the Crows don't seem to be coming here anymore ~ I hope I havn't spoken too soon ~

 

18 comments:

elainey2465 said...

Awwwww Ally - we had a woodpecker in our garden - I was so excited! Havent seen him for a while though. We have grey skies today too!!! Hope your not going to get a storm - it feels that way thought doesnt it! Laine xxxx
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rayne1123 said...

everything sounds lovely...i love to sit in the grass and look at the sky  it is peacful

jeanno43 said...

I have never actually seen a woodpecker except in pictures on t.v. and in pictures, we certainly have none around here.  Hope he strikes a really good pose for you one day.  Glad you had a nice lunch out.

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jeadie05 said...

What an ldealic picture you paint as well as the one Tom and Lynn are painting !The clouds and the dogs playing ball and not catching mice lol know what you mean about being tea boy ....now its raining ha well ..sigh .............Jan xx

oddb0dkins said...

We've never had a woodpecker in our garden but last year we had a kestrel standing on the lawn eating a recent catch. We watched from the kitchen window and I couldn't get a pic as my camera was packed away at the time. We went to look afterwards and found a mess of feathers and a pile of small bones.
I love making shapes from clouds too, it's a relaxing way to spend time. B. x

labdancer51 said...

Hi Ally, How nice to have a woodpecker feed in your garden, they are such pretty birds and so colourful.  Well done for getting the photo. I must admit that the flowers from weeds are quite nice, but then they are wild flowers while we all grown cultivated.  Is that a Kilmarnock willow you`ve planted?  I`ve been meaning to plant one my self.  LOL at Barney and the field mouse, I could do with his services in catching ratty! :o)

Sandra xxxx

jlocorriere05 said...

It sounds like another wonderful day you had yesterday, today we've had rain too. Why does the weather go and spoil it al?!! Hope the pesky crows keep away!! Jeannette xx

debbiewebb4465 said...

Hi Ally ~ love the pictures! Especially of the woodpecker! How lovely to have one visit your garden :-) lol at Barney and the field mouse, bless him! Glad you enjoyed lunch out and the sunshine ~ while it lasted lol. Have a great weekend!
love Debbie~xxx~
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salonrose123 said...

Surprisingly enough the weather has been glorious here the last couple of days...that storm we had must've cleared the air a bit....here's hoping yours doesn't come to much!  LOL at Barney and the field mouse...it must've been so funny to watch.  Take care.  

funnyface0s0 said...

Hello Ally

Woody the Woodpecker looks beautiful....... its so lovely to see such wildlife in your garden isn't it........oh Barney its a mouse!!   bet that was funny to watch, has made me smile :o)     I hope we are in for some nice weather now, we certainly deserve it.
Luv Jayne x
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sexkitten198511 said...

sounds like u have all sorts of animals visting
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mtrib2 said...

I have read through all your entries I have missed and viewed the photos.    I spent 7 hours on the computer Thursday and can't keep up with the alerts.   I did some painting outdoors yesterday and this morning I did not want to move from bed because of my arthritis.   It is a cool sunny day and I need to lay on my board today and read because I can't do the activity.    My white blood cell count went below 13 so I had another test on Thursday to see if it improved over the several weeks.    So I know I am feeling down from that also.     I enjoyed your story of Barney and the mouse.    He stayed laying down next to my bed this morning as I did not try to get up until 12 but I did not sleep since 8am.    I am not feeling too well so I won't try to do much for today.     mark

mtrib2 said...

I meant to say "Salty" layed down next to my bed.    Also, the enhanced photo by Brian is great.    Wonderful colors and composition!    mark

astra1547 said...

Hi Ally...
love the pictures...have a lovely weekend!

astra

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plieck30 said...

We have been having a lot of storms lately but still not much rain at the ranch where we need it. Sounds like you had a lovely day. Paula

deegleed said...

HI ALLY. JUST TO LET YOU KNOW I VISITED. HAVE YOU VISITED THE CLOUD APPRECIATION SOCIETY WEBSITE I MENTIONED IN A PREVIOUS ENTRY TO LOOK AT THE PHOTOS OF CLOUDS? IT WILL SAVE GETTING A CRIKE IN YOUR NECK LOOKING UP AT THE SKY. DAN
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nedmoh said...

How lovely the wood pecker visiting your garden,where I used to work a woodpecker came regularly to their garden ,such a good looking bird. How nice to go to the Red Lion for lunch after Lyn and Tom had worked hard on the garage doors.........Jeanxx

gaboatman said...

Ally
Lovely pictures!  I was glad to read the mouse escaped, LOL!  I can just see Barney waiting and waiting in front of that hole waiting for the mouse to come back, LOL!
Sam