It was spitting rain first thing; after breakfast the sun was shining but it is cold in the wind. Undaunted I took the macro lens for a walk. This is what we found. Lots of wet things. This isn’t a thistle but I don’t know what it is.
This I am pleased with. It is far from perfect but at 3:1 my best yet taken in a stiff breeze. I’ll try and ID it later. There are lots of them and they usually fly away but this one was busy cleaning it’s whiskers. I only include this as I managed to get it’s eye in focus. something I’m inordinately happy about.
On our return life put on it’s animal husbandry face. I found a deer tick on Molly so both dogs have had a shot of Front Line. I then removed the tick and carefully separated it from dog hairs.
Deer Tick; Ioxdes ricinus. It’s not a spider but is a relative. It was also a pain as it refused to stop on the set for it’s picture to be taken. This one is engorged with Molly blood. I have spent ages looking for normal ones on bracken stalks but never found one. They are very small before they start sucking blood. That’s my excuse. Not bad at 4:1 and 5:1. I think I used the 5X scale on both. Sorry about that.
That’s all for today, I shall go out to make the most of a sunny day.