ABOUT ME

I live in a camper van with a couple of West Highland Terriers for company.
My passion is photography but it is a work in progress.
I am always willing to share what knowledge I have and can be contacted through the comments on this post or e-mail ADRIAN
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Thursday, 3 September 2015

HAIR CUT. (02/09/15)

What a busy day. The horses are fed, exercised and will soon be outside eating grass. The hay nets are all filled but only two have hay in the other six are stuffed with haylage. The muck has been barrowed out and all is well with the world.

The dogs have had a hair cut and look very smart.

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Molly.

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Alfie.

For once I managed to catch them before they rolled in horse or sheep muck. They look much more presentable……They put me to shame perhaps I ought to have had a trim as well.

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Yellow Earth Tongue.

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This is one of the Slime Molds but not one I have seen before. Red Raspberry Slime mold. Tubifera ferruginosa.

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This is the first Peacock Butterfly I have seen this year. It hasn’t been a good year for butterflies.

That’s all for today.

32 comments:

  1. The butterfly is beautiful, very striking in colours. And I love your dogs' haircut, so cute.

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    1. It is Lynda but they are few and far between this year.

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  2. HI Adrian the dogs do look very well groomed now. I suppose that will not stop them rolling in the horse muck! Don't like the look of that slime but good image and I love the Peacock butterfly. I agree, not as many butterflies over here at least I did not see them. Have a good day.

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    1. Margaret, they haven't rolled yet.

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  3. Two smart looking pooches there Adrian, it's just you that's letting the side down now then?

    Nice find with the Earth Tongue, one I've not seen before.
    I've been out on a couple of fungi walks over the last few days but there doesn't seem to be much about at the moment, a bit early yet for this area perhaps?.....I'll keep looking!...[;o)

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    1. Trevor, I will get a hair cut.
      My second lot of Earth Tongue this year....the fungi started early this year.

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  4. The pooches do look refreshingly groomed.

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    1. John, they do and reasonably priced too.

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  5. Your dogs are adorable! And they look great with their new haircuts.

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  6. ha ha...I gotta tell ya...I prefer the before look

    (easy for me to say...I don't have to groom them)

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    1. R.Mac, they have to be trimmed at least three times a year or their hair gets all tangled.

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  7. Very smart, but I do rather like the natural, shaggy look....

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    1. Frances, I could get a medium trim but it costs the same as a short hair cut and doesn't last very long.

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  8. I've never seen a peacock butterfly. Thanks for sharing it!

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    1. Bill, they overwinter as adults here but though common have been conspicuous by their absence this year.

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  9. Very smart and tidy pooches. Now they will have no difficulty in finding the filthiest places to wallow in.

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    1. John, spot on they are. A day in and they are nearly as clean.

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  10. Yes lets see a before and after of you with a trim.


    peter

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    1. Peter. I have a snap of myself taken tonight on the Bronica. I'll try and remember to post it .When I get it back.

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  11. Best looking dogs I bet they can write letters too.

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    1. I bet they can Jen......I'll get him to write later.

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  12. The dogs have scrubbed up very well indeed Adrian. I have to admit I too haven't seen the same numbers of butterflies this year, a good range of species just smaller numbers

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    1. Douglas, I don't know what has happened to them.

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  13. The title had me predicting that Adrian had a haircut! sharp looking dogs. Now there should be lots of mushrooms where the horse shit is disposed of.

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    1. No Red though I could do with one.

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  14. It's been a superb year for snails and so on but, as you say, a bad one for butterflies. The only advantage of that so far as I can see has been little damage to cabbage and kale crops.

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    1. Graham, I haven't found many unusual snails this year. Butterflies are definitely scarce.

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  15. I too prefer the untrimmed look of your two, Adrian, but I understand the necessity.

    I'd have said it wasn't too bad a year for butterflies in these parts - far fewer days when they were flying, but good concentrations and variety of species when they were. I think that it's been a worse year for dragonflies.

    Best wishes - - - - Richard

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    1. Richard, had I the time or inclination to brush them daily I could perhaps do with not trimming them but I don't so I do.
      I have been out looking for Dragonflies and seen very few. Butterflies I could have been in the wrong place as I have seen hundreds of Ringlets.

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