June 2nd, 2009

contaminantalert

ok, that was a hot day

I went for a walk at lunchtime, and it was starting to hit that heat where everything starts to move slower. I headed for the towpath, where I found a decidedly scruff duck island, local candidates doorstopping the narrowboats, people enjoying the sun. It was very green, fishes rising through the hot water, yellow iris running riot, roses and clematis escaping from the tiny front gardens.

In other springtime news, I think I can add a family of fledging blue tits to jinty's back garden wildlife. They'll probably be gone by the time she gets back... but as long as it doesn't get too hot there should be more along later, though; the way insects are this year, it's going to be a good year for tiny birds.

Got home to find that my tomatoes (although rounding out nicely) are going truly pestilential in their tiny little home, I think I'll have to pull them out and give them a good scrub at the weekend.

Oh my god there are Great Bustards on Springwatch this evening!

ETA: Springwatch want us to name a Great Bustard chick. Its mum's name is Fanny, if that's any help. Oooooh badgers.