Tuesday, 24 June 2014

Watery delights

These are just some of the photos that I've taken near our new pond.

With thanks to Ispot, this is a Broad-bodied Chaser Dragonfly (Libellula depressa). It was hovering over this twig and dipping it's abdomen down onto it. Laying eggs!

Another Broad-bodied Chaser Dragonfly. There were quite a few of these darting  across the water.

A saw one lone swallow and these busy House Martins. Difficult to get them in focus from a distance.They seen to be gathering mud. for  their nest building.

This is the first damselfly that I've seen in the wood. They need water to complete their life cycle.

                                      This male blackbird was enjoying a quick dip.

Tuesday, 17 June 2014

Just a few scarecrows from the First World War.

 With thanks to Elmsett School's textile bank for lending me the clothes, but not the hat!
 The school's scarecrow is reading a copy of Michael Murpogo's Private Peaceful. No problems with finding suitable clothing for this.
 The Elmsettf and Aldham  Newsletter team sent this village postie.
 These three children waiting to be evacuated to a safer home were the BEST IN SHOW. Well done the Seeley family!
Edith, the nurse was patiently waiting for the next patient, but was so tired that she fell asleep by the end of the afternoon and had to be helped to a spot where she could lean against  tree! (with help from the Parkinson family)
For a number of people, this was the first time that they had looked round the wood since they helped with planting the trees and we received  lots compliments from villagers and newcomers.Some more Buckle's Wood bags were sold-  an added bonus.

Sunday, 1 June 2014


Had a wander in the wood to see if the pond was still brimful following the rain last week --and it was!

Then, a lovely surprise. On the way home,  I paused again at the pond I snapped this little creature which came up for air and and then disappeared into the murky water. A Water Boatman, perhaps.