No bird photos, so here's one of the Under Hooken,
taking it was an excuse to have a breather. I wasn't in any hurry to get home because today was pipeline day. I took a few snaps of the action but first a look back to Friday when Tesco's contractors kindly left us this....
Fair enough I suppose if the car wasn't actually ON OUR DRIVE!!!
We were able to leave the Land Rover here but were told we wouldn't be allowed to use our back gate. We had no keys for the front door though..( the joys of renting) The contractors had to fit a new door lock on it for us to be able use it Anyway here's some photo of the reason why....
This was indeed blocking our gate but I could stand right next to it on my garden...surely not really a legal place to put it. I suppose I'm expected to stay out of my own garden. Because...
Everyone else within twenty feet of it had to dress like this.
Looking up from underneath my washing line was quite daunting.
Not to worry though this guy with the rope had it all under control!!
Warning to all those kids who aspire to be a crane operator/driver.
I don't think it keeps you very fit?
He didn't get out of that seat for over 7 hours.
Here's the 'new look' view from my bedroom window. Gorgeous!
Yes, I know I'm lucky to live where I do But we do pay an awful lot in rent to live in a house which is so neglected by the landlord that it's literally falling apart around us. We only keep paying it for the views.
View from my son's room, it's even closer than it looks in the photo.
Guess who does like it though?
Here's a few nicer sights I've seen today.
I think these are both 10-Spot Ladybirds even though they look so different.
Sallow or Goat Willow Catkins not sure which.
My first sighting of the year. This individual looks quite faded and could be an early migrant from the continent. It's extremely unlikely that any hibernated successfully this winter.
I saw this young ram yesterday afternoon on Haven Cliff, right on the cliff-tops.
There are no sheep in fields anywhere near here and his natural looking state of moult leads me to believe that he must have escaped from a flock of sheep last year when just a lamb and gotten into the undercliff where he's happily surviving... getting in touch with his inner Soay!