First: thrice a public Thank You even if two are very belated. The other day Professor A B Yaffle of The Nature of Woodpeckers nominated me as one of his favourite blogs. That reminded me of two others which had fallen out of my memory after my broadband connection let me down for several days. They were Keith of Holdingmoments and Crista of Nature As Is. To all of you a thank you for visiting and finding some enjoyment in my local day to day happenings.
Of course there is a thank you to all who visit and to those who leave comments. It is this interaction which spurs me on. It took me months to take the plunge and start this blog and at that time I wondered how I would ever find enough material to keep going. Easy in the end - just ramble on about the visitors to a very ordinary back garden! It is the birds, mammals and insects with their entertaining antics who are the stars of the show.
Back to Nature:
All day there has been a 7 Spot Ladybird on the outside of my kitchen window. Over several hours it has only moved about six inches. While I was waiting for the microwave to ping I took some shots from both sides. So here it is - the ins and outs of a ladybird.
Audley End and a meet up of friends
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