Monday, 31 July 2017

(And There Will Your Heart Be Also) - Fields of the Nephilim


Only the most tentative link between today's Headline and the
Post itself, but we only have to clock or hear the word
GOTHIC
and all our sense of reasoning heads directly to
'THE FIELDS'
The Nephilim are not only my favourite Goth Outfit but also
purveyors of some of the most innovative, ground-breaking
and exciting music we have ever had the pleasure to come across.
(And There Will Your Heart Be Also) 


We must suffer, to free our pain
Can you help us, to find our way
You're here to stay!
Stay here in paradise
I'd end this moment, to be with you
Through morphic oceans, I'd lay here with you
Only to stay, stay here in paradise
Only to stay son
Lonely, from this maelstrom free are you
From this maelstrom to be with you



 GOTHIC
It is not unusual (as Tom once said) to be distracted from our 
early morning ventures by a bird, plant or even insects outside
of the traps with yesterday involving all 3.
 CLAY TRIPLE-LINES
 RED TWIN-SPOT CARPET
followed by an important Plant here which thus far we hadn't seen this year.
For safety reasons some of the ditch system here has had to be back-filled and along
with it and unfortunately with it some of the
ORANGE BALSAM
fell to the JCB. Food plant for our 'speciality' Moth here
 BALSAM CARPET
we cannot afford to lose this from the only known breeding colony in the
County of Dorset.
 SEPTEMBER THORN
and then. treading the lily-pads what we have suspected for a while now a
juvenile
MOORHEN 
video
 A single adult bird has been present from early spring, but without a 
partner there seemed little likelihood of procreation.
Nevertheless, a second adult was seen a week or 3 ago and then
 our hopes were blessed with this 'new arrival'. 
COMMON CARDER BEE
The loss of part of the ditch has had some beneficial effect as
WILDFLOWERS
have been planted there in its stead, resulting in a 
Mister Monet 
phoning and asking if he could come and do some 'canvas spoiling' in our area!
On our return to Slight II we caught the local marauding
 SPARROWHAWK
 bang-to-rights
 trying to steal even more of our
 HOUSE SPARROWs
 what else?
The remainder of our humble effort features just some of the
many young Birds around here trying to survive by learning the
Tricks of their Trade.
This young
LAPWING
dropped in at the Gravel Pit to join c2
GREEN SANDPIPER
video
already there.
Having bred in the surrounding trees,
 MISTLE THRUSH
video
once again have done remarkably well this year,

video
finding plenty of food in the virtual sanctuary of the
Solar Panel Compounds.
Likewise, this fully grown but still juvenile
video
BLACKBIRD
is learning the ropes, but despite its size
video
still seems to be struggling a bit with what looks like some kind of larvae?
As a finale
we have noticed of late that all the 
ROWAN / MOUNTAIN ASH
berries have already turned orange and fully ripe, this is a
full month earlier than usual or what was expected!
GLOBAL WARMING!
Our Final Link
Sumerland - Fields of the Nephilim
May You Always Be There

2 comments:

  1. Goodbye, Bagsy, and farewell. You have enriched our lives. xx

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