Sunday, 31 May 2015

Come Fly With Me - Frank Sinatra

Weather-wise it's been a bit of a Wet and Windy May but
 Summer in the city where the air is still
A baby being born to the overkill
Who cares what people say
We walk down love's motorway
Ambition and love wearing boxing gloves
And singing hearts and flowers 'cus
Somewhere in My Heart
There is a star that shines for you
Silver splits the blue
Love will see it through
And somewhere in my heart
There is the will to set you free
All you've got to be is true  
Aztec Camera
Tomorrow's SUMMER!
Apart from that traditional Farmhouse Sunday Roast Dinner every now and again, (including later today) I just love a visit to Janet's Parents house just a mile or two down the road. To describe John as a 'dab-hand' in the garden would be like judging Joe Bonamassa an average ukulele player, while Joyce is always 'sprinting blocks nailed in' to capture the next life-experience! Before arriving there yesterday I had already cleared my Moth Traps but, just for the craic had and at their suggestion, put one in their garden among the blossoming trees. At PCF there was an immediate addition to the Year list as a
PRIVET HAWK-MOTH
was hanging on to the side of the trap and quickly joined by a
POPLAR HAWK-MOTH
Privet hawk Moth
COMMON MARBLED CARPET
already secured this year, but this 'Dark Morph' individual was
considered both unusual? and interesting.
SCORCHED WING
also joined the throng before meeting up with
JOHN and JOYCE
doubtless waiting in anticipation.
It would be no labour to wander their garden time after time but that day
just restricted myself to looking at this rather bizarre example of 'grafting'.
For my money and OAK stump with a HORSE CHESTNUT
welded on top? Don't let the leafs (top right) fool you they are overhanging.
Well, the start could have been better, but certainly no complaints as first out
was yet another First for the Year.

LIGHT EMERALD
highlighted in 'BLUE' as we caught our first at the Farm the very next day.
 COMMON CARPET
 a couple of
 PALE TUSSOCK
 SMALL YELLOW WAVE
 LIME-SPECK PUG
and
LIGHT BROCADE
 were the Best of the Rest, along with a 'brace' of copulating
CICADA
female top, male below.
Joyce and I were now set for a short trip up to Merritown Heath, in the hope of Dartford Warbler, but sprightly 82 year old John decided not to go as he had a couple of miles of 3-strand barbed-wire fencing to put up, a full size wind blown Oak Tree to chop to fire wood and a dozen rows of spuds to dig. I don't know what he did in the afternoon!! THREE LIFERS appeared in fairly quick succession for Joyce with the
 DARTFORD WARBLER
 being a bit distant but enhanced with use of the Swarovski 10 x 32's.
 WHITETHROAT
now feeding young, but for my guest the Show Stealer was most certainly
male
LINNET
Next on her list is Nightjar which are now 'churring' away every dusk
and on the wing soon after, which will coincide with Hugh and Janet
at the same time, and Woodcock is also on the cards.
The latest arrival on the
Parley Court Equestrian Scene.
SONG THRUSH
 By no means Lord Lichfield but thought an
 interesting sequence of mating
 STOCK DOVE
 but what prey are they using as a Bridal Bower?
 Now, does that entitle them to membership of the
 Mile High Club
My personal qualification came on a Virgin (it would have to be wouldn't it)
Airways flight Heathrow to JFK on 06/10/1980!
Memories are Made of This!
I saw the man at J.F.K.
He took your ticket yesterday
                                         In the Humdrum                    Peter Gabriel
and at long last the
ASPEN
are coming to life.
 LABYRINTH SPIDER 'LAIR'
SCARLET PIMPERNEL
another
 COMMON TOAD
video
WOOD ANTS
and
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WOOD PIGEON
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