Category: Summer

The Swifts have Gone.

The Swifts go have gone home to South Africa, although would you call the place they bring up their young home or the place they spend most of the year. They are only here for three short months each year, some say

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Corvedale Drive

Driving down Corvedale today, at the end of July, the fields were golden with ripening crops which will soon be harvested, leaving the ground bare waiting to be ploughed. The woodlands in contrast were dark and brooding, clothed in bottle green, almost

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Kingfishers on the Onny

I walk every day with the dogs along the Onny River. I have over the years regularly seen Kingfishers when we have been out walking. This year I have not seen them until this recently (first week of September). I had stopped

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Dark Skies Discovery Sites Church Stretton

A Dark Skies Discovery Site is a place where the Milky Way (not the chocolate bar) is visible in the night sky with the naked eye. There are four Dark Skies Discovery Sites across the Long Mynd, Church Stretton. These locations need

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Butterflies at Folly View

I have been distracted by the butterflies at Folly View in the garden. As we come to the end of Summer and morph into Autumn I enjoy watching the butterfly fluttering by. I have been cleaning Folly View ready for the next

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The Great British Weather

Last night Lyndon said he hoped the hot weather would last so he didn’t have to cut the grass so often. I pointed out it was going to rain today and it would encourage the grass to grow again. And later in

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