Anglesey · birds · diary · meditation · nature · ornithology · time · Wales · wildlife

jumping jacks, 9/August/17

the sound of jackdaws trickled from the canopy, you could hardly call it a song…. jackdaws don’t sing although no doubt they think they do in their tone-deaf innocence….. light lost its grip on the shadows collapsing in on itself leaving the dark propped with rookery trees….. almost as if today has surrendered to tomorrow… Continue reading jumping jacks, 9/August/17

birds · buzzards · diary · ecology · meditation · ornithology · wildlife

buzzardry, 6/August/17

the buzzard called out…. streel, streel…….. (that’s the sound a buzzard make… oh yes it is!) calling to me I’d like to think…….. they’re skilled at being heard and not seen calling as they do from way up high up in the high-up-there for which my depth perception has proved pretty damn essential otherwise I’d… Continue reading buzzardry, 6/August/17

Anglesey · birds · diary · gardening · gardens · ornithology · robin · Wales · weather · wildlife

garden guardian, 26/July/17

the Robin is the gardeners best friend, the garden guardian…. a guardener, if you will……. he, or she, spent all the time I was in the garden pulling out an old fence and pruning back things that need pruning back…… the ability to be in more than one place at once… there he was in… Continue reading garden guardian, 26/July/17

ants · anxiety · blue · conscience · depression · diary · insects · self · water · wildlife · yoga

solitary ant, 23/July/17

it feels like autumn it’s summer I’ve never done a handstand, I’ve never been able to…. I’ve never done a cartwheel, I’ve never been able too……… never did a black-flip, guess what, I’ve never been able too……. if I did them now I’d likely snap something, break in two, come off worse, black and probably… Continue reading solitary ant, 23/July/17

Anglesey · ants · diary · nature · olbas oil · pests · Summer · weather · wildlife

ants! 20/July/17

ants! not in my pants nor are my pants on fire…….. ants in my skirting!… no, that’s not a euphemism………. it was like a scene from a horror movie akin to “The House that Bled”…….. in my case, ants! not just ants but flying ants too, cheeky monkeys…. although they weren’t monkeys, they were ants,… Continue reading ants! 20/July/17

Christmas · diary · gardens · hedgehog · nature · slugs · television · wildlife

not yet christmas, 15/July/17

there was a hedgehog in the garden who hoggedly snuffled and shuffled his way through the geranium clumps…. the only surety I had that he was there at all was a trail quavering leaves as he slug-ploughed his way through its undergrowth as he made his way undeterred by man, beast or geranium………. … on… Continue reading not yet christmas, 15/July/17

anxiety · diary · flies · gardening · gardens · humans · midsummer · nature · wildlife

flies, mites and ants, 7/July/17

flies have no idea about glass, no concept of windows… but still I think they’re more clever than people…… in their own way…. on balance the number of stupid things flies do is far, far less than what people do… despite one being bumping into windows, but then again I’ve seen people do that on… Continue reading flies, mites and ants, 7/July/17