The Eye’s Definitely Have it…..



A Feathered Friend called Emrys who we met on holiday…

12 weeks old and nearly 2ft tall already this Burmese Eagle Owl is already a big boy. The owner was not sure if it was a he or a she until this last week or so, but the canopy on his forehead is developing and that usually is the males pride and joy. Young he may be but that hunting temperament is starting to showing..


20th July

(C) David Oakes 2018


Feasting…. making pollen whilst the sunshine’s


A Small White Butterfly enjoying the nectar on the Lavender that is now starting to flower….I guess they are enjoying it and with no breeze to disturb them



Just arrived back from holiday and whilst we were away enjoying this heatwave, continuous blue skies and sunshine, were still shocked when first got sight of the garden, a lawn that had gone from green to yellow and now predominantly brown and some shrubs looking rather tired.  Thankfully we have some good neighbours who have take a good deal of time to water the bedding plants and planters…all thriving and full of colour in this dry oasis…and the star it the Coleus which just seems to thrive in these conditions..


But…as they say…its back to reality.  A pile of mail plus emails and numerous little jobs that seem like major tasks all waiting to be done.  Best get on.

19th July

(C) David Oakes 2018

Time for Home…


Four glorious weeks of sunshine…whish we could stay longer, but it is time to head for home.  At least we had a warm welcome where ever we went and a sunny warm farewell on our last evening which found us saying goodbye to Devon.

18th July

(C) David Oakes 2018