So the reason for the post is just to say all is well on the Jameison front. Plans can now be made for us to take the Beast on a two-week trip once we have seen the Consultant in early July. But that's not all. We are off to Poland for our Daughter-in-Law's parents Golden wedding anniversary towards the end of July as well. And...and....(can you tell I'm excited) my twin brother is arriving from Australia at the end of this month for a very short visit. He has a job to do in Ireland first and will 'pop in' on his way back to Oz.
We have had a bit of drama here with the wildlife. Another duck produced 11 ducklings, lovely to see after the predation of all 19 ducklings earlier in the year. But unfortunately, all those went the same way as the first. I was blaming the Pike until I witnessed a Magpie snatching a baby when it was off the water.
|That's mum looking for her ducklings|
|That's one of the ducklings. This is the sad side of nature but we have to remember that the Magpie also has young to feed.|
There were calming moments to be had though. This Moorhen showed her tender side and real motherly love to the chick.
And sheltering under a grass leaf this Cinnabar Moth.