These are fabulous and come from this book:
When I go to Llandod to do any shopping now, I always go for a walk around the lake first. I like to see the birdlife and it's a pleasant short 20 minute walk around the perimeter. Today I met this Moorhen determined to keep his/her (green!) feet dry. Looking closely, I could just see he/she had scarlet tops to his/her legs.
Other birdlife were Canada Geese, Swans and Mallards. No Muscovy Ducks this time (there were a pair of them last week) and no Grebes either.
Here are the Marsh Marigolds/Kingcups which have the lovely country name of Mollyblobs. I had some around the wildlife pond at our old house.
After sleeping so badly last week my brain is just in resting mode, though I have forced it to do some more family history research (310 family members in the tree now - that's about a week's work). I don't copy from other trees, but like to do my own research to make sure I have things linking up properly. I have piles and folders of notes from the past few decades so that helps current research. Still stuck finding the "9 children, 7 dead" family of my g. grandmother. Poor lady. She was married twice but had her earlier family between censuses.
The farmers came back yesterday and took the other damaged Sycamore down so the view is much improved and I won't have to be mowing a Sycamore forest out of the lawn again. It will be bad enough removing the hundreds which are putting out leaves all across the yard.
I hope I feel a bit more with it tomorrow - I am struggling to function.
Lack of sleep always makes me foggy headed.ReplyDelete
What a different name for that pretty yellow flower.
It's horrid isn't it? I love that name for the flower too.Delete
I must admit I have that book somewhere! The few recipes I've used in it were good. Sorry about the not sleeping - going through a bad phase here too and its awful :( Good news about the sycamore tree. Hope you sleep better soon.ReplyDelete
I got 11 hours sleep last night - slightly less foggy-headed but my legs still haven't recovered from the bending and kneeling of wallpapering last week. Isn't it a pretty name? I love the country names for things.ReplyDelete
Oh that's good about the sleep! I know exactly how it feels to be struggling to function. Ack. I hate it. Nine children, seven dead...incomprehensible to me. My grandson is buried in a very old cemetery. It is a sobering thing to walk that cemetery, contemplating your own loss which seems so very large only to note that some families in the old section dealt with that loss many times over.ReplyDelete
So sorry to hear you lost a grandson. That must be heartbreaking. There's a gravestone in the churchyard at Nevern, where the poor couple lost ALL their children - some of them making it to adulthood before perishing, and they had a big family to start with.Delete
I love the name Molly Blobs and I miss mine from my wildlife pond. 11 hours is a lot of sleep in one go so hope you feel better and more rested today. I woke with the Dawn chorus but soon went back to sleep until ten to eight (Thomas Hardy poem on Radio 3 just before 8am today) having switched my light out at 11.45. I have three excellent books on the go at the mo: Demelza by Winston Graham, The Women of Troy by Pat Barker and Tidelands by Philippa Gregory. S meanwhile is reading Hamnet by Maggie O’Farrell which he is enjoying too. Like you I think I am in retreat from the present-day which is so depressing at the moment, although I did plant 10 Charlotte potatoes on Sunday so there is some hope. Mustn’t give up hope. Sarah xReplyDelete
My body needed it as I missed about 14 hours of sleep the previous week. I have been gardening today and feel better for that. Which Thomas Hardy poem was it I missed? Glad you are revisiting the Poldark series. I am dipping into several books, one a 4th in a Teifi Valley series by Alis Hawkins. Good because I know the areas she's writing about as well as being historical.Delete
I feel very slightly more together today, but am still hiding in the past by looking at very old transactions of The Devonshire Association - looked up a link about Hennock Folklore (where my folks were after the Napoleonic Wars until their deaths.) Of course I am now a good bit further on with my reading of it!
Lack of sleep is a killer isn't it, I was terribly fuzzy headed yesterday and not that much better today, all because I had a couple of glasses of wine the other night. Alcohol after a long time without any seems to knock me for six . I hope you're feeling better by tomorrow, being able to function is pretty important in the grand scheme of things! xxReplyDelete
It has really really dragged me down. Legs have been complaining bitterly because of being stretched from being down on my hunkers last week (as well as reaching up) so I did a bit of gardening today and that helped. The hardest part is not wanting to do ANYTHING requiring an iota of energy.Delete
We have that book though I'm not sure my wife uses it. She does use a recipe for Mince Pies she found in a NT magazine. We have had a crap week, my wife caught Covid the weekend and was laid up then passed it onto me so I feel yuck. To top that I could not take my son to the Hospital to have a spinal tap, he made his was there and back on public transport and now he fells crap as well. Time for some coffeeeReplyDelete
Oh Billy, so sorry to hear this. Covid is the last thing you want, especially as an entire family. Glad your son made it to hospital and back though. Get well soon.Delete