Cassie caught a Rat yesterday, and let it go in the kitchen, rat quickly disappears under the cooker. Strewth, we had to dismantle the units to get it out, and that took quite a long time.
Eventually we managed to chase it out of the house.
This morning Cassie comes in after breakfast holding rat in her chops again. This time it’s dead… so thankfully not a repeat of yesterday’s fun and games.
I hope this isn’t going to be a regular event…..
Another Ice-solar halo. Early evening at about 6.30, looking straight up, the sun is low and toward the bottom of the photo.
More rain yesterday, but supposed to be brightening up, except for Sunday which looks pretty grim according to the BBC weather forecast.
The predicted pressure charts for next week, seem to point to an improvement, with high pressure over southern europe extending over the British Isles. High pressure over the mid-atlantic also building and hopefully pushing the jetstream to the north…. Whoo-hoo….! Fingers tightly crossed….
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We’ve been painting the back of the house over the past week, which has been a hit and miss affair due to the changeable weather. I can’t climb ladders anymore because of my balance problems, I get up a few rungs and my world starts to spin, so Fliss has braved the heights to do the high bits. As a result I have been at the bottom of the ladder gazing up on many occasions during this last week.
There have been some beautiful feathery skies, and I have seen many sun halos, but last night as the sun was preparing to set, I saw my first Sun Dogs…. It lasted quite a longtime 10-15 minutes, and the more I looked the deeper the hues of colour became.
We have nearly finished painting, and I will be very pleased to see the back of that ladder, it has pulled my shoulder out on several occasions when we have been struggling to put it up, causing a loss of control… eek! .. luckily we haven’t put it through any windows.
I have to say that the Biscuit container doesn’t contain biscuits anymore…
Just pens and a few empty envelopes.
Cas likes to sit next to the computer, she takes things easy these days. She doesn’t chase the mouse cursor anymore, which makes using the computer slightly easier for me.
But her latest sleeping place does take the biscuit…..
A-ha not so shy tonight….
The lilies are doing well as is the canadian pond weed. I’m not sure what that spiky green water plant is. The pond has been clearing quite well, I think the barley straw is working it’s magic.
The Lobelia looks as if it might flower in the next few days. The flower is supposed to be a stunning red. They have just survived a slug onslaught in these last few wet weeks.
Cassie is still eating the phalaris, and catching the odd beetle, fly, or on wet days, the odd worm or two.
We have some new fish in our pond, six small goldfish, to keep the two shubunkins company.
One of the fish in the photo has been named Gorbachev, my son’s idea and observation. Can you guess which one….
There were some wonderful cloud scapes yesterday morning. Cloudspotters delight…