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.


  1. Nice blog...keep them rolling...

  2. Did Susie pie show you here fantastic floral photography from Australia? !!! X