Happily Ever After

Life in The Rural Retreat with a beautiful wife, three cats, garden wildlife, a camera, a computer – and increasing amounts about running

Earlier posts can be found on Adventures of a Lone Bass Player, where this blog began life. Recent entries can be found here.


Spring Tries A Second Time

by admin - 16:51 on 25 March 2014

Spring is making a second attempt to begin around The Rural Retreat. Yesterday I saw the first butterfly of the season – a peacock – which almost became the first ex-butterfly when Pandora made several athletic leaps. Today, a bumblebee and a honey bee were spied in quick succession; flowers both domestic and wild have added colour.

That, and a sunny day, left me no excuse for not starting some long-overdue garden work so this afternoon the year's first bonfire was lit and several barrowloads of twigs, branches and assorted debris went up in smoke. Unfortunately there's still lots left to dispose of.

A good percentage of scruffy wilderness will survive – this is a wildlife-friendly garden after all – but tidiness will gradually overtake the rest. Lawnmowers have been out nearby. Ours will follow shortly.

Band Update: The Strays' Facebook page amassed more than 100 likes in its first twenty-four hours. If yours was one of them, thanks. If not, take a look and see what you're missing. I hope to keep the page regularly updated.

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