Archive for the ‘nature’ Category

Summer Solstice

June 21, 2017

Today the longest day.

From now on we head downhill to shorter days, longer nights, heading to the cold long nights of winter.

But now is summer.

Five days in a row, temperature has exceeded 30C.

Today the hottest day of the year, 34.5C.

Hottest day since 1976, when we had a heatwave last all summer, when everywhere was on fire, until it broke with a  violent thunderstorm.  35.6 in 1976 – the all-time high since records began.

Konnos Bay to Agioi Anargyroi

June 1, 2017

Last week, a  pleasant clifftop walk around Konnos Bay to Agioi Anargyroi, or would have been but for a rainbow coloured boat with a moron shouting on a microphone, drunken yobs screaming and shouting, followed by moronic music blasting out.

At Agioi Anargyroi, it is possible to climb down to sea caves.

On climbing back out, a drunken wedding party with loud music blasting out.

On the walk back, boat had gone, only to be replaced with two more boats with drunken yobs and moronic music blasting out.

Daffodils

March 26, 2017

Unusual daffodils, very pale, growing at the roadside.

Sunset

February 2, 2017

Sunset,  Church Hill, Washingborough, near Lincoln

Yesterday, as I walked up Church Hill, I caught a magnificent sunset.

I am pleased the same today.

Hard frost in the morning

December 29, 2016

Third day of hard frost in the morning.

Fallen leaves

December 11, 2016

Yesterday and today, raking up fallen leaves.

Last night it rained, making the leaves wet and heavy and much harder work.

But best time to rake up, as leaves are wet and sodden and rot down.

If dry, they blow all over in the wind.

Puesta de sol sobre Tenerife

December 11, 2016

Friday evening, sunset over Tenerife.

Un perro en ventana

November 27, 2016

A dog in a window.

Then when bored, the dog went in and closed the window.

Wild tortoise

October 14, 2016
wild tortoise

wild tortoise

 

Wild tortoise on Filopappou Hill.

Wild crocuses

October 14, 2016
wild crocuses

wild crocuses

 

Top of Filopappou Hill,  wild crocuses growing in rock crevices.