Archive for May, 2009

Heatwaves….at last!

Three straight days without a cloud in the sky……what is Britain coming to? This is starting to make up for 2006-2008!  Read more…

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Onset of summer skies

As spring comes to an end, it’s getting harder and harder to view the night sky. Read more…

Idyllic afternoon in Newtondale

With the rare conjunction of a Bank Holiday and sunshine, we headed off to Newton-on-Rawcliffe, just north of Pickering in the North York Moors, and the lovely valley of Newtondale. Read more…

A very late night

Having not had clear skies for nearly two weeks, I was desperate to get out under the stars again. So with a good forecast, that’s what I did. Read more…

On the verge of something special

The minimeadow is just about to come into its annual prime. Read more…

Hypnor-tized by a new bumblebee

When we bought our house five years ago we inherited a Cotoneaster bush. I saved it partly because it screens a rather ugly fence, but partly because it has some wildlife value: in May when it flowers, it becomes covered in bumblebees getting drunk on its nectar. Read more…

Visited by a buzzard

Looking out of the kitchen window on Saturday I spotted the unmistakable shape of a soaring buzzard. Read more…