17 August 2013

Pirates on Parade (doing dressage to music!)

Kathy and Adam went off to the National Side Saddle Association International Championship Show in Buckinghamshire - their main event was dressage to music in costume...









Cats and dogs (and tea)

Sybil
Tea up!

Humble Bumble Bees (update 3)

We have some round bobble-like flowers in the garden (anyone any idea what they are? Very tall & a bit prickly) The bumble bees love them....









interestingly, that evening I noticed each bobble flower had a bee underneath it - fast asleep. So you are looking at a bee's bedroom!

Storm clouds over Devon (Update 2)

we had a bit of a thunderstorm the other day - lots of flashing & crashing....




but then it passed and....


 look what happened next.... a beautiful rainbow!



unfortunately, the storm came back just as we had finished dinner. We were in the dining room when crackle, snap pop.... there was a flash, a bang, and all our lights went out. All the electricity with it.

Fortunately I knew where the candles and lanterns were...

Within the hour the electricity board were round though, checking all the whatever it is they check.... it seemed that the next village along had taken a hit & everything had shorted.

We soon had power again though.

Well, well, well.... Update (1) August

Not sure if i've entered a time warp or something - if this is August I hate to think what November is like.... Bloomin' cold and wet.... can I really believe that a few weeks ago I was worrying that our well was running low because of the four week heat-wave we'd been experiencing?

Talking of the well....


This is the door to the well (it's more of a covered spring really)


inside the door is a tunnel...

(note the black spot on the right hand wall....)



the back wall and roof of the well
with the  electric pump that sucks out  the water..


.... and the well itself
(this is looking DOWN into it)
6ft across, quite a few feet deep....
the black is not a hole - its deep, dark, cold, 
pure spring water!


this (below) is that black spot mentioned above....
and the reason why I won't crawl into that tunnel.....