Oh my goodness! This is my first post of 2023! A very belated Happy New Year – well I have been super busy these past four weeks, I know for a lot of people January seems to have 586 days but it has honestly flown by for myself.
What have I been up to? Well lots! From visited Castle Howard, Beningbrough Hall to visiting art galleries, museums and historic places.
In the coming months I am going to an Ice Trail, a short break in the Lake District and more drone videos & images to take.
Back from a visit to Derbyshire and Leicestershire with lovely weather for the most of it! I’ve just got back so not had time to sort all the images I took out but this one I wanted to show you. A beautiful stag in Bradgate Park on 21/12/22. I didn’t see Father Christmas but I’m guessing he was in the cafe with a hot chocolate before the big day!
“I’ll overcome Silent songs I’ll be humming on ‘Til you sing along Come as you are, ignited Some lights are a different kind Never burning out Darkness and dust Quiet shadows are dancing now Asking for my hand I’m hanging on fine I’m trying to make sense of it all Trying to understand Do you ever wonder what it’s like Losing what you cannot be without I will keep running I try I’ll overcome Fading stars echo Reminding us they know We’ve come too far to let go Don’t let go.”
Another absolute freezing week! There has been some really sharp frost recently but no snow here in North Yorkshire. Hoping for a bit of the white stuff for Christmas day but we’ll see. Have a good week and keep yourself warm.
“Frost grows on the window glass, forming whorl patterns of lovely translucent geometry.
Breathe on the glass, and you give frost more ammunition.
Now it can build castles and cities and whole ice continents with your breath’s vapor.
In a few blinks you can almost see the winter fairies moving in . . .
An absolute freezing week! I’ve managed again to get another nasty cold/chest infection, I’ve had it 5 days and been struggling at work so decided to stay in bed for 2 days. Feel so much better now thank goodness.
So, sorry no new icy weather pictures yet, instead another bit of drone flying from a few weeks ago.
People across the UK are being asked to take part in an annual count of butterflies starting on the 15th July.
I was only thinking the other day that I had not seen many butterflies at all in my garden or on the country lanes when I go cycling.
The Big Butterfly Count is a nationwide citizen science survey aimed at helping us assess the health of our environment. It was launched in 2010 and has rapidly become the world’s biggest survey of butterflies. Over 107,000 citizen scientists took part in 2021, submitting 152,039 counts of butterflies and day-flying moths from across the UK.
Members of the public should spend 15 minutes outside counting the number and type of butterflies they see.
The annual count will take place over the next three weeks starting on the 15th July.
Packham, who is vice-president of Butterfly Conservation, said: “Biodiversity and climate crisis is an urgent issue and it can be overwhelming to think about what we can do as individuals to really make a difference.
“Because butterflies and moths make excellent indicators of the impacts of climate change and other human environmental factors, collecting data on their numbers is really important.
If you want to get involved or find out more visit these links. You can also download a fabulous poster to help identify the butterflies and day time moths!
It’s Sunday, so here’s a few memories from one of my favourite places, the Lake District.
I haven’t visited for about two years now due to Covid etc and I’m really itching to get back there this year. I quite fancy going in Autumn when there are some beautiful colours in the trees & mountains and also some glorious sunrises and sunsets.
Also, I was supposed to be going out for the day at Fountains Abbey but an upset stomach put an end to that! I’m ok(ish) now but I thought I would also post a few images from the last time I went!