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…

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…