My Weekend Meanderings
As I live in the country, I thought I’d share photos of my weekend.
Starting with the foxgloves & chives outside my kitchen window.
The bush behind the foxgloves is a honeysuckle, it seems to be a winter flowering variety.
The building you can just see to the left, in the distance, is my barn.
A bird’s nest I found in my mare’s field.
The nest is mainly constructed with fleece from sheep in the next field and my mare’s long tail or mane hairs.
The moss on the sides of the nest tells me it’s an old one.
I’d say it was blown out of the nearby trees during rough winds last week.
Fortunately, at this time of year, there wouldn’t have been any chicks or eggs.
Speaking of madam, here’s my mare Andrex.
She’s gorgeous & naughty.
I’ve had her for 8 years now, love her to bits!
This photo was taken a few weeks ago, while it was still quite chilly.
This is my cat, Green Tea.
He arrived into my life, about 4am one morning in December 2003.
My other cat work me up to let me know something was wrong.
I got up to investigate, to discovered Green Tea who made it clear he’d like to be fed.
(I know my role, and obviously, so do my cats….)
He was so tiny & underweight, I initially thought he was a kitten.
Green Tea spent the first couple of weeks with me, sleeping, eating and healing -
He was covered in battle wounds from fights with other cats on his journey to me.
This is Schminkie.
I’ve had him since he was a tiny kitten.
He was about 8 months old when Green Tea joined us.
Schminkie has only just started feeling more like himself.
He’s been ill with stress & a blocked urethra (brought on by that stress), due to a few stray tom’s turning up in our area.
Every day I see him returning to himself a little more.
Green Tea lounging on a cool patch of concrete, while he supervises myself & Schminkie.
I have no idea how large pink, ornamental poppies ended up in this area, but they grow everywhere!
Hah! You can just see Green Tea’s tail to the left, through the gateway.
The back of my house.
I live in a thatched cottage. Cute, but horribly cold in the winter.
Rubbish photo of a semi-wild rose I took, to share here.
I played with it on Photoshop, and prefer the altered image.
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