A couple of days ago I took a few shots of the Sun hoping to catch two sunspots but I was a couple of days too late. Sunspot AR2672 is centre of the photo and AR2671 had just disappeared off the right hand side:
This spot is now decaying and moving off the right hand side as the Sun rotates.
Yesterday I tried to leave a message on The Run*A*Round Ranch Report but found access is now by invitation only. If you are reading this Theresa I hope you and yours are well and safe from the devastation wrought by hurricane Harvey.
The outer glass of the bathroom window has a sort of 'hammered' finish and looks like this when viewed from a distance. The trees, grass and greenhouse can just be made out along with a white plastic chair near the bottom right:
When looked through from a few inches away the curvature on each indentation gives some interesting patterns:
I often see broken egg shells on the ground but this one was perched on top of the garden fence. I think, from the markings and its size (21mm), this is a House Sparrow egg. I wonder what raided the nest and rested it on the fence while it carried out the dirty deed.
Thanks again to Ragged Robinfor identifying the Vapourer Moth in my last post.
In the wars, again. Hurtling after something at the bottom end of the garden she managed to scratch the cornea of her right eye. Another emergency trip to the vet. More medication. Two lots of eye drops twice a day. One to kill any bacteria and the other to help heal the cornea. Plus anti-inflamitory medication to add to her food. Follow up check-up next week to see how things are progressing.