OCTOBER so far: peckers and primroses
Exciting wet Wednesday news from the roof.
Today, while peering out of our steamy bathroom window, I heard an odd tapping noise coming from the sycamore tree in our downstairs neighbour’s garden. It was a great spotted woodpecker – hurrah! This is my not terribly impressive picture of the pecker, he was pretty hard to photograph.
Also today, an evening primrose bloomed out of the blue. I had a few flowers this summer but I thought the plant was long dead. The yellow petals looked rather brilliant dripping with autumn rain.
The squirrel continues to eat half a tomato and then deposit the rest in a flower pot. He seems to like leaving the chewed remains in the lemon balm best.
And those exotic looking bugs are getting bigger by the minute…