31 May 2021

A tawny owl called from our garden around midnight on three consecutive nights last week. Once, it was so close, it must surely have been in the cherry tree outside the bedroom window.

The local bats have been showing well over the last few evenings. Yesterday evening, I stood on the patio trying to video them as they whizzed about above my head. As ever, they were far too fast.

Our unkempt driveway is looking particularly fine at the moment. Welsh poppies, daisies, herb Robert, dandelion clocks, clover, early willowherb, nettles, and even a small tree. Being the world’s laziest gardener certainly has its advantages.

Welsh poppies
Welsh poppies around our back door
Daisies
Daisies in clover in the middle of our drive

By Richard Carter

Richard Carter is a writer and photo­grapher living in Hebden Bridge, West Yorkshire. Website · Facebook · Twitter · Newsletter · Book

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