I enjoyed a lovely sunny evening yesterday so the last walk with the dogs was a real pleasure. The last of the swallows were still chasing flies, the wind had dropped to a fresh breeze. All was well with the world. This reed bed is just in front of the van. It is a rush bed as these are Bull Rushes. I expected to find some dragonflies but didn’t. I bet the bloody swallows have eaten them all. On we went for a bit and I noticed some water meadow. I thought first but not enough. The only rain free day for ages and I still got wet up to my knees. Deceptively deep is water meadow……
I didn’t know what this was but found it in the book. Common Bistort…..everything I find starts with Common. It is a local plant and mostly seen in NE England. It also grows in wet marshy places. Thanks book! I’d already worked that out for myself.
I got back to the camper, popped the kettle on, dried the dogs and changed my shoes, socks and trousers. I then decided to have an hour practising with computer code. I found a superb set of video tutorials by a young American called Jeremy Blum. They can be accessed here at JEREMY BLUM.COM. I was considering starting another blog for such things but now will just warn folk with the heading ARDUINO……. This way I won’t be adding to the vast amount of information readily available on the internet and boring folk to death with my inaccurate gobbledygook. I thought first this time.
Quite how I got from tutorials on YouTube to a Lily Allen video I don’t quite recollect but I found it very amusing. Don’t follow this link if you are easily shocked by profanities or sexual innuendo. LILY AND ALFIE. I just loved it.
This morning I flung open the van door to be greeted by another fine morning. Good job I’m in a field all on my own as I was doing my best Prince Harry impersonation but unlike him I was not fondling my crown jewels. I could write more on the silly man but will leave it to others. Spoilt overindulged and over indulging hoorays are best ignored or thumped hard.
I chucked on wet trousers, wet socks and wet shoes, finished my coffee, woke the dogs and set off on the mile wander to the supermarket to get some milk, tobacco and a paper. I arrived to find it shut. All that way for nothing. I should learn to tell the time and think first. It was only six thirty and supermarkets need a rest like anyone else. I’ll go again tomorrow……..a bit later in the day.
The Stockton to Darlington Railway. This was the first passenger carrying railway in the world. I think! It was going to be built in London but folk were worried it would cause earthquakes or plagues of frogs or some such catastrophe so decided to test it in the North. Nothing much changes.
That’s about all for today. I’ll leave you with……………………………..