Firstly, apologies for being missing in action over the past month. It’s not that I’ve been that busy, it’s just that I’ve somehow not felt the inclination to blog (or fatigue has intervened when I have wanted to write a blog post).
So what have I been up to? A lot of family history research. Having researched my family tree for years, I didn’t think there was too much more I could learn, except there’s always more to learn! I’ve discovered that one ancestor was in the newspapers so often he might as well have had his own column. If anyone is interested, I might just do a post on it.
Last weekend, I took part in a silver clay workshop held at a new local craft shop. Nine of us learnt how to prepare and make a fine silver clay pendant using silver clay. I really enjoyed it and would definitely like to do more.
Anyway, it’s a bank holiday weekend here in the UK, so I’ve been out in the garden (both mine and my Grandad’s) taking photos. The plants I bought from our local garden centre are thriving, but whilst my pumpkin plant looked promising, I think the slugs got to it. Never mind, I’ll try again next year.
The bees have been about in abundance. They love the heather and I love following them, trying to get some nice shots. It’s not easy though!
I find butterflies even harder to photograph. For a start, we don’t get so many butterflies around here these days. When they do visit the garden, they don’t tend to sit long and flutter off the moment I get near. I was indoors when I spotted this fella, but it kindly hung around long enough for me to grab my camera, get outside and take a few shots.
I hope everyone’s having a good weekend!