My blog is mostly about wildlife, particularly birds, walking, days out, all growing things and anything else that comes to mind.
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Saturday, 31 December 2016

Chartwell - in the mist

I checked the weather and traffic conditions.. the mist was meant to be clearing and motorways looked clear so set off for Chartwell.

Roads were fine!!  Mist.. doing rather too well.

The feeders next to the visitor centre, were very well attended


At this time of the year when the plants have died back a bit... the streams and waterfalls are more easily visible..

Robins were everywhere... good time of the year for them..

Huge number of Greylag Geese

Fido and Audley approved of the request for visitors NOT to feed the Black Swans..

and three white ducks...

Greylag Geese..

Sir Winston & Lady Churchill..

Sir Winston with Fido & Audley..

Fido & Audley sat on the notice board and...

then a Robin arrived..

and wanted to be in the picture too..  all was well until the Robin pecked Audley in the side!!!.. and then flew off...

Not a huge fan of Cheese Scones... but today I tried one and it was a goody...

Drove back in the mist and now... the sun is out and patches of blue sky!!!  hey ho... :)

Friday, 30 December 2016

A very foggy Nymans Gardens

I really don't like this time of the year.  Christmas is over.. seems a very long time to my first holiday of next year. lack of daylight... etc etc etc. and today .. it was very foggy.

Needed to get out so headed off to Nymans.. I expected the car park to be empty.. in fact the opposite.. volunteers were guiding visitors to parking bays..  think everyone needed fresh air despite the fog.. lots of families.

Had a spot of 'lunch' first .. not the best scone that Nyman's have produced  sadly..

Lots of Robins about.. some in pairs..

One of the drier spots that Billie and Frank found..

Photography today was ... 'challenging' ..

and the scent of Mahonia...

and of Christmas Box..

and Daphne..

I was glad to get out....
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