Day 84 – A Swan Song…

It’s quite common to see swans on the canal near here, but I’d never seen them nesting until today. This is actually someone’s front garden – I think I would be nervous getting too close when mowing the lawn!

Nesting swan, Market Drayton – iPhone XR & Moment 58mm lens
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Day 83 – A Head Start…

We are not expert gardeners by any means, but as well as growing a few summer flowers 💐 we try to grow some vegetables as well. One crop that does well in our garden is onions, so we always plant a few. Experience has taught me that planting them directly outside will see us lose quite a few to birds as they come through, so nowadays I start them in the greenhouse and plant them out when they are a decent size. These will be planted out in another week or so, and will hopefully survive and flourish…

Onion sets, our greenhouse – iPhone XR

Day 81 – A Stately Pile…

Seighford Hall is a 16th-century timber-framed manor house and grounds near Stafford, re-designed in the 18th century. Although it looks pretty derelict from this angle, it is currently in use as a nursing home. I bet it has some stories to tell…

Seighford Hall, Stafford – iPhone XR

Day 80 – A Tall Story…

I drive past this patch of woodland quite often, but rarely stop and explore. Today I had a few minutes to kill, so wandered through. Spring hasn’t really had any impact as yet, very few leaves on the trees, and the woodland floor is mostly dead leaves and ferns. Another couple of months and it’ll all change.

Woodland, Loggerheads – iPhone XR & Moment w/a

Day 79 – Oldie But Goodie…

A 1964 Mk2 Jaguar, in lovely condition. Chatting to the owner today, he said he has owned it for the last 31 years. It’s always been reliable, but it does need some work to keep it in tip top condition. I wonder if it will last another 55 years…

Jaguar Mk 2, Shropshire – iPhone XR

Day 78 – Clouds Rolling In…

6.20am today. Came down for my morning cuppa and saw a patch of colour in an otherwise grey sky. Pulled some shoes on, grabbed my phone and popped outside – this spot is just a few yards from home. It lasted just long enough for a photo before it clouded over completely and all the colour was gone.

Peatswood, Market Drayton – iPhone XR