Linda – so pleased you had a good visit to the Glaslyn Ospreys, seeing both the birds there, and good Osprey conversation with volunteer and staff member. I hope you are having a good evening with your Son.
Trish – which river is that which has burst its banks?
Diane – thanks for the alert to Blog about Rothes. What is it about these LG youngsters? Can’t link it with tagging them as chicks, because Rothiemurchus was also tagged young (same year) and he has made it back as far as Devon this week. I wonder where he will decide to settle – I seem to remember a long tour of N England and various parts of Scotland last year! If only they had tagged Garten – she was a born survivor, that one, and I still hope her ring will identify her back in Scotland this year!
Ospreys Rule OK, but Goldfinches come a close second!
george g and Alicat, lovely pics of your dogs.
Alan, just seen that you are off to Wales next week, we are going there also next week - to a cottage nr. Llanbister not too far away from Llandrindod Wells. Hope to go and visit the Dyfi Project whilst there.
Lindy , glad you had an amazing encounter with the ospreys at Glaslyn.
Watched Planet Live again tonight and we saw more film of the bear cubs, Juliet and hers and Jewel and her two I think. Amazing work going on out there and how close Dr. Lyn Rogers can now get to "his" bears.
Just watching an osprey cam at Island Beach and very windy at present. Nest getting blown quite a bit.
hope im not too late just want to wish both Alan and margo lovely holidays
Margo: For some reason, I thought you were leaving a bit later. I hope I haven't missed you. Have a TERRIFIC, WONDERFUL trip!!!
Have you noticed that stairs are getting steeper. groceries are heavier.And, everything is farther away. Yesterday I walked to the corner and I was dumbfounded to discover how long our street has become!
And, you know, people are less considerate now, especially the young ones. They speak in whispers all the time! If you ask them to speak up they just keep repeating themselves, endlessly mouthing the same silent message until they're red in the face! What do the think I am a lip reader?
I also think they are much younger than I was at the same age. On the other hand, people my own age are so much older than I am. I ran into an old friend the other day and she has aged so much that she didn't even recognize me.
I got to thinking about the poor dear while I was combing my hair this morning, and in doing so, I glanced at my own reflection. Well, REALLY NOW - even mirrors are not made the way they used to be!
Another thing, everyone drives so Fast these days! You're risking life and limb if you happen to pull onto the motorway in front of them. All I can say is, their brakes must wear out awfully fast, the way I see them screech and swerve in my rear view mirror.
Clothing manufacturers are less civilized these days. Why else would they suddenly start labelling a size 10 or 12 dress as 18 or 20? Do they think no one notices? The people who make bathroom scales are pulling the same prank. Do they think I actually 'believe' the number I see on that dial? HA! I would never let myself weigh that much! Just who do these people think they're fooling?
I'd like to call up someone in authority to report what's going on - but the telephone company is in on the conspiracy too: they've printed the phone books in such small type that no one could ever find a number in there!
PS: Something has happened to my computer's fonts - they are smaller than they once were.
Evening all: OH and I started our window-cleaning circuit today, starting with the patio doors and the kitchen windows - eeek! You don't realize how dirty they've become until you seem them sparkly clean.
dibnlib: Love the story of your Mum's friend who threw the litter back in the car - brilliant!
Sandra: Somebody needs a squirrel proof feeder in their garden. :-)
Lindybird: Lovely shots of Wales. Wonder how much those houses go for. My OH has often expressed relief that I'm a bargain hunter! Your Glaslyn trip sounds very enjoyable and always so nice to have such nice guides/staff to chat to and learn from. Would be interesting to hear about your son's Turkey trip.
Alan: In case I miss you tomorrow; have a lovely time - I've ordered wonderful weather for you.
Lynette/Margo: Not sure when you guys are going away, but I wanted to be sure to tell you to have a good time (have also ordered fab weather for you both!) :-)
Alicat: Easy to see that Bobbie quite the well dressed pet.
George: Diesel very smart to watch those birds - can't trust them! :-)
OG: A gentle rain (from heaven perchance?) You see! You do gardening AND bake Blueberry Muffins - yum!
Diane: Thanks for the heads up on Rothes - but how can they know what happened for sure. On the Rothes thread, Wattle suggests that the transmitter fell off, which sounds entirely possible. Also, I was wondering what kind of predators go after ospreys in that part of the world.
AQ: Had a good laugh at your smiles - especially the one about the phone book. :-)
Thanks ALL for pix and any posts I've not acknowledged.
OK, must organize a few things and check on the cams.
Oh Dear - I'm all behind again - have to go do stuff but just popped in to wish ALAN, MARGO & LYNETTE lovely holidays next week.
OG it's the river Nidd and it was over it's banks at Killinghall but there were a whole load of flood alerts being read out on the local radio yesterday afternoon. We had a brief respite yesterday evening but it's raining again now so don't know what it will be like when I go to work soon. though the river was over there it's well below the main road at that point. The part of the road I encountered that was flooded was from a stream a couple of miles from there off the main road.
OH still having lots of pains but in his shoulder and arm now. I'm comforted by the fact that movement aggravates it so that would seem to reinforce the muscular problem.
Off to book an appointment for Mia at the vets' now. She seems to have itchy ears. Absolutely nothing to see as far down as I can see but I want to make sure there's no inflammation lower down before I start the cleanser/ wash stuff.
Oh my gosh, look at the size of this Nottingham baby, it is huge!! Look at the size of its feet!! lol :-)
If nothing goes right, go left! :-)
Damp start, but sun has just come through! OH set off for his train – J drove him to Annan station.
AQ – lots of smiles there – but oh so sadly familiar!
Annette – good to see you “sounding” more yourself again!
Linda – take care with all the rushing around!
Trish – I know that main road – used to live west of Harrogate, and went that way to Ripon area many times. Lovely part of the country! Sorry your OH is still getting pain, and I hope Mia’s ears are not infected, so you can get on with cleaning them for her.
Sandra – that Nottingham chick is e n o r m o u s – can’t lift its belly off the floor – and, as you say, huge feet!
Well, time to get busy – but not doing much as I seem to have caught J’s cold - and my own earache! Don't think I'll be on the computer much as J will be using mine to produce a three-fold Publisher document - he's got the spacing wrong for the folds - don't know why he couldn't use a template!
Good afternoon all and after the most dreadful day yesterday when we had torrential rain all day, the sun is out, although it feels cooler and there is quite a wind again. Just keeping my fingers crossed now that the "high" they are talking about will last while my sister and I are away. For the first time in nearly 3 days Billie has at last gone out for some fresh air and do what cats do, roll around, sniff everything to make sure there have been no other cats and chasing them off if she sees one. This is definitely her home and garden and she will not tolerate any other cat on the property. OH is on his way to London to a gig and won't be back until mid-morning tomorrow so some "me time" to do what I want, eat when I want and also start my packing. All ready to pack now so might as well get on with it. Off for a haircut tomorrow and on Sunday we are going out for Sunday lunch as it is our anniversary.
OG so sorry to read you have caught J's cold and have earache as well. Do take care of yourself, don't want you being ill for weeks as you were the last time. There is one thing for sure the weather could not get any worse although having said that it is a much better day to day with a reasonable forecast for the weekend.
Lindybird thanks for your good wishes for my break away with my sister. Lovely Glaslyn report and it is wonderful to see ospreys live. I will never forget being absolutely lost for words when I saw EJ, Odin and the chicks when I was at LG last year. I am hoping that ospreys will take up the osprey platforms down near Weymouth eventually as it would only be a relatively short drive to see them.
dibnlib we are off to Budleogh Salteron in Devon. A very pretty part of Devon. Have an apartment booked with a sea view so it is going to be very relaing and will be nice to spend time with my sister. We will take a trip to the Donkey Sanctuay which is close by and also go to Buckfast Abbey. My sister went there last year and said it is very beautiful. We also hope to take advantage of the heated indoor swimming pool as we both like to swim but rarely do so.
diane you have not missed me I don't go until Monday, thanks for your good wishes.
AQ thanks for the Friday Smiles, must say they are all very appropriate for me. Hope you mobility is improving more each day.
Annette good job you can't see my windows. After all the rain we have had they are absolutely disgusting. OH is taking a few days off while I am away to keep Billie company and will try and do them weather permitting of course. Billie gets very lonely when she is on her own so he offered to take some holiday to be with her.
trish 2 bad news about the flodding but I am not surprised after all the rain that has fallen. Sorry you OH is still in some pain and hope it will improve soon for him. Hope Mia's ear problem can be sorted out.
Sandra that peregrine chick gets bigger every day and those are lovely captures.
Alan see some areas are no longer drought areas, amazing when they have been saying this would not happen. Some areas still in that position but for now there will be quite a few people who can use their hosepipes again, that is if they need to. We have sun today after days and days of rain and forecast to last for a few days. Hope you get have a good week away and get to see some ospreys and also the weather will be better.
Lynette hope the weather will be decent for you tool.
Not sure if I will post anymore before I go away, as will be out for a while tomorrow and Sunday so take care all and look after yourselves.
Alan: Just noticed that the UK Environmental Agency has declared the drought ended in certain areas - no doubt to preface winds from the Sahara and temps topping 100F for months on end.
Off to paint doors; back later.
Annette : It's not ended in our region so expect more rain. Good job I am off to Wales for a week where it always rains.
SANDRA Well, he will have difficulty getting shoes to fit!!!
LYNETTE Hope you too have a wonderful time
Another chilly day here. Went for a swim before going into town to do voluntary work. Unfortunately I forgot my goggles and I will not put my under without them so it puts a bit of a strain on my neck. OH used the rowing machine and is pleased with his progress.
AQ Smiled at the smiles, but oh how true!