Thursday, 6 October 2011

AFTER THE HEATWAVE - PART 1





I've  not  managed to do a post for some time.. 'oh really, we hadn't noticed' I hear some of you exclaim!...the reason being is the recent spell of Summer, I think that's what it's called? weather.

With a rather forceful prompt from her that Is Always(!) obeyed and with encouragement from Norman my ever energetic next door neighbour I found myself taking advantage of the weather and 'doing something with the garden'. what I thought would be one day, at most, of just a bit of tidying around turned into a major project of repairing, replacing and repainting the fencing. Then we came to the shed, Oh!  the shed!  Well, I knew it was in a sorry state but I think the only thing stopping it from falling over was the junk inside!  We, that's Norman and me, spent the best part of the next four days (in temperatures topping the high 20's Celsius) refurbishing, repairing , rebuilding and repainting the entire thing!  Needless to say my repeated suggestion that it would be quicker to buy a new one fell on deaf ears. 
With another day spent sorting the 'saving' junk from the 'throwing away' junk and a couple of trips to the dump and I was knackered...er..I mean, it was finished. Phew!

I must admit though the garden now looks a whole lot better  and I can't wait for the next ten (or so!) years when it will probably need doing again!

It was not really as bad as I've painted it... no pun intended, as I did manage a couple of brief outings for a spot of fungi foraging and  some bird watching.
 As ever I amassed quite a few! photographs  and to save you all from getting board (I hope!) I will spread them between two or three (or maybe four.. .  {:o(  ... ) posts.

I'll start with some fungi... as ever, the ID's are not 100% sure and I welcome any suggestions (kind ones please!) that you may have.


 Three stages of an emerging Fly Agaric




Fiery Milkcap

Clouded Funnel

Brown Rollrim

Black Bulgar


False Chanterelle

Clustered Toughshank

Amethyst Deceiver

Bicoloured Deceiver  

Common Puffball


What would you like to be bored..I mean see next, more fungi, birds or 'dragons'?

11 comments:

Bob Bushell said...

They are all good, but the fungi is the best. Beautiful shots.

ADRIAN said...

WOW! I thought I'd found the fungi. The Amethyst Deceiver is the one I kept looking for. I'm a bit daft but love blue toadstools.
Good to see a new post and thanks for all your help.

rory said...

great! :) I like this...

The Herald said...

Thanks Bob..[;o)

Adrian, thank you. I've only ever managed to find three Amethyst Deceivers and none of them was perfect!
One thing that bugs me is that it's so difficult to find a fungus in a pristine condition, the slugs, squirrels or the birds (and the kids that seem to think it's fun to kick them over)always seem to get there before me!... I'll keep looking tho'...[;o)

The Herald said...

Rory. Welcome to my blog and thank you very much for the comment. I hope you'll visit again soon..[;o)

Bengts fotoblogg said...

Lovely shots, great blog.

The Herald said...

Bengt, Thank you, and welcome to my blog,I'm glad you enjoyed it.
Please visit again soon...[;o)

grammie g said...

Hi Trevor...well I have been over to see your post quite often, and I always just saw the little group that I call the boys commenting (Keith who has turned up missing : } Roy, Adrian ,and I felt like I would be intruding! lol
So ..real glad to see new people : }}!
I real enjoy your photo's and your little tale today is great!!
My favorite of all the lovely mushrooms photo's is the Fly Argic in second and third stages..It grows here to and I haven't seen one yet this year!!

Grace

The Herald said...

Hi Grace, thanks very much for taking the time to visit and for your kind comments. I'm glad you like what you see.

My blog is always free for anyone to make comments on and I'm sure the 'boys' will have no problem with you joining in, it's always nice to welcome new 'faces'.

We've not had a very good year, so far, for fungi, it's been to dry I think. But you'll be glad to know (!!) that I've got a few more images still to post from my last outing and I hope to get out again sometime this week.
Thank you again for your comments and please drop by again soon.

btw, I believe Keith is on a visit to Wales...he's' Wales watching' as Adrian would say!...[;o)

holdingmoments said...

Who needs fungi books, when we've got these excellent shots mate.
Cracking series again.

The Herald said...

Thanks Keith. I don't know if the books are a good or bad thing, I seem to get even more confused the longer I look...lol...[;o)