Looking round the garden and down the lane for things to photograph while I get used to the new camera I thought I would see what there was about for various colours. Today my choice is red.
To start with I found this Sempervivum which grows with several other small plants in a bowl.
Just outside next door's front wall was this lovely Primula.
Looking round my front garden I spotted the first Ladybird of the year warming itself in the sunshine on the Juniperus squamata Holger.
On the bird table was my local Robin. S/he is either very short sighted or I can imagine it thinking "What's the recipe today, Jim" - with apologies to Jimmy Young.
About the same time there was a Chaffinch playing Peek-a-Boo in a tree.
And finally there were more buds appearing on the Japonica.
This picture was taken a few years ago but it really does belong with red in Nature so here is a Sunset taken from my front door in 2006 with a FujiFilm Finepix S5000 which I used for several years.
Blue Tit Nestbox update
It looks as though the Blue Tit is visiting the nestbox every day. It has been seen every morning making a brief visit and seems to be tidying up in there. Yesterday it also visited in the afternoon. There are a pair of Blue Tits which spend a lot of time at the bottom of the garden in and out of the trees and bushes near the nestbox so I have high hopes for some nest building to start, maybe nearer the middle of the month.
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