David Swatton's Flora & Fauna Posts
July 25, 2020
I very rarely cut flowers from the garden but couldn't resist these as I just fancied something jolly on my desk.
June 21, 2020
Trying to catch a picture of house martins that flit in and out of the building across the road. They are SO fast.
June 17, 2020
Taken from an upstairs window in the house yesterday afternoon. The Red Kite is the biggest bird of prey we get around here - this was a big adult with a wing…
June 14, 2020
Don't think I have ever taken so many pics of birds in the garden. It's not quite an African safari but it's better than nothing. All taken from in our kitchen.
June 08, 2020
Roses after a shower... or a song by Placebo if you can remember that far back. All from the garden a couple of days ago.
June 04, 2020
Each spring a large stubborn weed would appear at the base of the star magnolia and begin to climb through it and each year Vinnie would scramble underneath to…
June 01, 2020
For those with a Pre-Raphaelite disposition... I always think of this painting by Sir Frederic Leighton when our orange roses are in bloom and it just so…
May 31, 2020
Love the light in the woods above the village especially at this time of year when the trees are putting out new growth and the greens are so vibrant.
May 23, 2020
No, not some spaced-out 1960s musician but the herbs in our herb bed are flowering and do look rather lovely...
May 22, 2020
At the end of May every year our Joey Rose begins to bloom. It's my favourite both because of the glorious colour and the divine scent.