Tuesday, 16 October 2012

Bugs are Banished

Well it is time to stop all this nonsense about Bugs. Really not in keeping with this esteemed publication. Judging by the comments I tend to agree with all that was said. So, as of now, I will stop bugging you with bugs! How you got me started I do not know.
Susan and I took a walk around Compton Acres on Saturday, well remembering the walk we had with Claudia and Gary many years ago. The autumn leaves coming through as the coming winter starts to affect our temperatures. Compton Acres is 10 acres of themed garden in the heart of Lilliput, a stones throw away from Sandbanks. Created in 1920, it now has over 3000 different plants from all over the world. Must say that it was Granny Junes heaven when ever we took her there.
Stunning water feature and the Italian gardens, Claudia wanting photographs of all the male statures and Gary exploring his new camera with close ups of all the ladies. Worth another visit if only for the traditional Cream teas.
Sunday saw us off to Brownsea Island. We have not been there for years. Angela and Matt got engaged there, what seems like yesterday but a few years have passed since then. Lily and Ben can well testify to that.
I managed to get some interesting photographs of some of the wildlife on the island. You all know me to be a well-known Writer, Raconteur and now I have added Wildlife Photography to my impressive list of accomplishments.
I took an award winning photograph of a fish swimming in the clear waters of Poole Harbour while trying to catch a glimpse of those elusive Sika Deer. Also took an outstanding long distance shot of my beloved Susie Pie and Roobarb playing outdoor Checkers.  

BREAKING NEWS!!The world stopped getting warmer almost 16 years ago, according to new data released last week. The figures, which have triggered debate among climate scientists, reveal that from the beginning of 1997 until August 2012, there was no discernible rise in aggregate global temperatures.
This means that the ‘plateau’ or ‘pause’ in global warming has now lasted for about the same time as the previous period when temperatures rose, 1980 to 1996. Before that, temperatures had been stable or declining for about 40 years. 

Lastly, after all that excitment I have a photograph of a rare flowery thing, could not resist sharing it with you.

Thursday, 11 October 2012

Bed Bugs/ Bed Lice

Out of confusion, as the way is, And the wonder, that man knows, Out of the chaos would come bliss. 
That, then, is loveliness, we said, Children in wonder watching the stars, Is the aim and the end. 
Being but men, we walked into the trees. 

Tuesday, 9 October 2012


We all have seen them but there are a few that are very difficult to see. Bed bugs, head louse and Body louse. 
Starting with bed lice, 4mm long and they feed on our blood! 
NO we do not want to go there, enough I say, let us leave the bugs to those who enjoy them and talk about better nothings.
Mark is in the process of taken over as general manager of a up market distribution company, selling fancy deli type products. Well if any thing his ingredients will be of a better quality and more adventurous cooking will be on the cards. Good luck with your new direction in life and enjoy the challenge.
Michael seems to have settled into university, rearranged his Monday so now only has lectures on Tuesday, Thursday and Friday. Hard work for three days a week, but then someone has to do it and he is willing. I do envy him, if I was 10 years younger I think I would go to university. 
Sybil Ward - music sounds good.
I know I say it every year but autumn is showing its hand and the mornings are chilly, 7 deg C chilly and in free fall by the day. The vegetation is at its best, autumn colours evolve and fill with a deep, rich body, that last a few weeks and then are gone. Great time to walk the dog and that is exactly what I did on Thursday. Wareham forest, as can be seen from the photograph I have inserted. The one disturbing fact was no birds, I saw a black bird around the litter bin and a robin near the car park but nothing in the forest? No bird song, no chatter or calling, all very quiet. I must admit it did seem as if they were there but something else was also there. Sam and I walked on oblivious to any threat, real or imaginary.
Gary Joseph Smith is 34 years old on Tuesday and we all wish him a Jolly, Happy Birthday. I normally send a funny video but as he is now approaching his more mature years, so I sent him a Lotto ticket with the chance of winning millions. Till anon, yours in blogging.