Awful weather - typical Brits talk
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The first picture hows one of the Kousa trees with a heavy load of ripe fruit.
Much of the fruit on the 'Milky Way' was unripe
And heading north but west at the weekend I got a little treat.
The event got a bit crowded, so I walked down by the river along the track that leads to the riverside fields. I wanted somewhere off the track to eat my sarnie and turned towards the river. There was that very distinctive call, as one kingfisher flew up-stream to replace the one sitting on a rock just by the little "beach" to which I was headed. No hope of getting a photo as any movement would have scared it off. The plumage was so bright from three angles but face-on the bird's breast merged with the dry grasses next to the path.
Watched it fish a bit and then it flew further upstream. Saw its mate further down later.
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Soon afterwards the rain came down again so I scurried toward home and spotted a jay perched on the railings by the river. I was just sneaking up on it to get a better photo when someone came round the corner toward me and it flew up into the maple branches so this was the best I managed.
Scallops. A host of legends surround this, one of the loveliest of seafoods, except when overcooked. My favourite true story concerns the young lady scallop preparation worker, interviewed by the 'New Yorker' Magazine. When asked for her honest opinion of the shellfish she said "They don't have much personality".
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Your MiL's garden looks amazing 😊 - wish ours was looking as good right now!
Yesterday the hoped for - and forecast - dry, sunny day didn't materialise but it was too late for DH who'd made plans for a day off, working on the old extension frontage....so now we're all tarped up ahead of tomorrow's threatened stormy weather. We'll probably get a heatwave instead, lol!
I've been making the most of today's sunshine by clearing the runner bean remnants away and prepping to plant a few retrieved bulbs...if only I could recall what they are 🙄
Our virginia creeper in the walled courtyard is looking fab - something cheering to look at whilst I'm taking a break from my labours in the recently completed covered seating area....