102 n.o.

More from the garden. And what a sunset!

Moths etc.

As anticipated the century came up overnight.

The honour of being the first centurion was accorded to this moth, for whom Alfred, Lord Tennyson wrote his epic Charge of the Light Brocade (Lacanobia w-latinum).Lacanobia w-latinum2In total I stand at 102. However the highlight of the evening was the sunset. I only had my point and shoot but this was the sky at night:Glow-2

Today I added two interesting beetles to the garden list, both identified to genus level. There is so much to discover.

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0-100 in 6 weeks?

An update on the moths of the Lodge for those who are interested.

Moths etc.

We are in the fourth week of May and we continue to be graced with good weather. The occasional rain shower is welcomed by the garden. Each day something new can be found and I have taken to strolling around with a thin stick that had fallen off a tree. I use it to gently brush the trees and bushes in the hope of disturbing a micro moth or two. It has borne some fruit and the challenge of identifying things, which may be as little as 5mm in length, helps me learn. Even the larger moths can present challenges as they do not always to conform to size and can turn up in a very worn state. I look through my loupe, desperately hoping to find some defining feature. My magnifier is only a plastic lens from my ‘Swiss Army’ knife. The others are in store. I am finding…

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All the fun of the festival

Our trip out to the watercress festival produced a few decent shots. Nothing especially good but some souvenir pictures of Shirley’s first encounter with Morris dancing. Here is my selection. Starting with “Never Mess with Morris”.Morris ManIs it nearly over yet?Watching the festivitiesHappy FeetHappy FeetSqueezeMorris Dancers

Squeeze BoxIs it nearly over yet?BeagleApparently not!BirdbrainThe Male and the FlossCandyFlossGet a move on GrandadGrandadWell I think I know what Grandad needs….PimmsAnd that’s your lot. More watercress anyone?