(Very) good things this week

14 thoughts on “(Very) good things this week”

  1. How exciting! We’ve only ever seen an egret at the wetlands nature reserve in Norfolk where they have a breeding programme. We get very excited when there’s any new wildlife here. This summer we had a lesser spotted woodpecker nesting in our tiny wood, and several times we saw two baby woodpeckers. It really made our day. Love the misty photos. Captures the atmosphere of your garden.

    1. Thanks for the kind comment, Karen! Yes – it really makes a day shiny to see something so beautiful fly into it. I love woodpeckers. Unfortunately we had two fly into the glass of our sunroom this year – stunned and dead. I don’t know what kind they were, but Nick identified them. Now I think I may put some of those bird silhouettes up on the glass to deter them. Their little bodies were so very perfect.

  2. Computers, computers! When are we going to stop being slaves to these machines. My wife’s laptop died the other day even so it is less than a year old. I think the latest version of windows 10 has screwed up a lot of machines. Anyway after many hours of telephone help an engineer is coming out later today. On a more interesting note we have started getting Little Egrets on the lake behind our house. Again a sign of global warming!

    1. You are so right Steve – I’m pretty sure that it was Windows 10 that laid my machine low. Hope your wife’s laptap has been retrieved by the engineer. Mine was purchased in 2010 and it made me mad just thinking that this could be one of our problems – I mean, only 6 years old! So lovely to see your little egrets – I know how exciting it can be (didn’t used to be a ‘bird’ person).

  3. Lovely for you seeing a great eagret always brings magic and happiness! Sorry about the computer giving up the ghost! The pictures are lovely with a flavour of Autumn mystery. X

    1. Lets hope that our egrets have done just that, Paula. Certainly, I feel very settled and contented at the moment (in spite of computer issues!)

    1. Thanks for the comment! Yes – unfortunately sometimes you see things when the light conditions just aren’t right (at dusk in this case). I took the pictures initially to help verify our ID. It was exciting to be right because we argued about it for 24 hours!

  4. Oh don’t talk about computers, I’ve been tearing my hair out here..
    Well maybe the egrets will return come Spring, now they know what a lovely garden you have!

    1. The computer fiasco was triggered by one of those wretched Windows updates that seemed to go on for ever. The poor thing just couldn’t cope any more. Fingers crossed for an egret return.

  5. Big water birds are always exciting to see. I think I’d faint if I saw a Great White Egret here, though we usually get herons. Your gardens look lovely in the mist. Long ago I visited France in the fall, your photos make me nostalgic. 🙂

    1. It does look lovely at this time of year – but our colours have started turning very late because it was very warm up until about 2 weeks ago. We were truly very excited by the egrets …

  6. How exciting to have seen the egrets and what a shame the heron has now sent them packing… Reading about your computer experiences is a bit concerning especially as my laptop spent a good hour or so updating last night…. Hope you will be hapoy with your brand new shiny one when it arrives!

    1. You are so right about the updates, Cathy. Unfortunately my computer had Windows 10 on it and I think it just wasn’t up to the job (probably an old printer driver problem). It was in the midst of those updates that it started blue-screening. I do wish, sometimes, that those computer geeks would leave good-enough alone!

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