Wednesday, 2 May 2012

What comes after all the rain.......


The sun and a clear bright blue day.  Here are our red fields of Devon..... with Dartmoor in the background.
Living where we do, Dartmoor is always in the background if you can climb a hill... Devon is a very hilly county. You need some puff to walk around here,  not a place to live for the faint hearted.


After all the rain we've had down in the South West of England, the first of May , it's MAY DAY, and it's a bright clear rain free day...
This is our favourite dog walking beach. Today, littered with the remnants of the storms.



There must have been something good to eat out there or the gulls wouldn't have bothered. Fish and Chips aren't their staple diet normally. They tend to show off for all the tourist that visit.


Apart from the shell fish washed ashore there might have been a tasty shoal of fish close by.


The reason why this little boat was so close to the shore line. Braver than us !
The currents around here aren't very gracious, you have to respect the sea. No matter where you are in the world. The Devon Coastline can be a downfall if you don't know what your doing or where you are.


When the tide is coming in, best to make for higher ground. On this beach there is a nature reserve on one side the beach. The best of both worlds.


Dogs have to be on a lead which is only right, so much wild life, it's a shame to disturb other visitors.


Think of how many miles these guys have travelled, it's a wise member of their family who brought them here, it's reasonably safe.


She is innocent I promise you ........


Just luvs ducks.
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She did eat a bee last year, but she was only a pup, so she was forgiven.  Here are a couple of bee's, on one of our bee boxes this afternoon. .We have so many bee boxes around. We need bee's.


With luck, because of the bee's we might get more than one apple from our apple tree this year...
Amie Soto Blossom and Mew are right under the apple blossom.. May day is about the beauty of Spring and the Summer to come..........pink wasn't Amie's colour...


So many flowers are starting to bloom in our garden, they needed water, so I can't moan about the water and rain.. Hey blogger seems your getting better too..
Hint guys, hold the cursor over your pic when your downloading.. don;t move it..let it upload until a pic comes on the screen,  then keep clicking..
 

It works.... click, click, click............
Freya has been housebound because of our weather over the last few days, she isn't the kind of pup that likes being inside.........As always you can find her at her blog Catflap Cavalier. .... just give her paws time to actually hit the keyboard........... she has a struggle, good job she has sharp claws..............

The cottage has been so very busy over the last few weeks, sincere sorry for not blogging properly and visiting.. ....
You will be visited by Soggibottom Cottage I PROMISE.. x x x

13 comments:

kare said...

With So much To Do it's No Wonder... but you update so much more than i do!

i love the Bee Boxes..i should put some up here perhaps?
We have thirsty ones here who share the birdbath.
~Buzz
& Thanks for visiting me.!

Joanna said...

I love to sit and just listen to the birds and bees and wind and all of it at this time of year. It's the best.

WoolenSails said...

I really loved your photos today, beautiful weather and beautiful scenery, wish I could come walk with you.

Debbie

Tweedles -- that's me said...

Your ocean is so beautiful. Everything about it, we love!
The sea gulls look so happy!
I think the Canada geese came from my house, because I saw them yesterday.
Our bees live in the trees.
love
tweedles

Allie said...

I want a beach day - need a beach day - need an ENGLISH beach day, wandering around with you and Freya, soaking in the sunshine and the fresh sea air. Lovely lovely pics!!!

Caroline B said...

Looks wonderful - wish I could pick up some of those shells!
We've had to dissuade a bee from trying to make a home in my yarn stash in the living room - it tried last year too!

Old Kitty said...

Goodness look at those waves and that little boat just bobbing on top of them! Yikes! I feel seasick just looking! So I scroll down the pics to gorgeous Freya - her cute face just calms me down!!

Oh I'm grateful for the rain - caught quite a lot of it in my pots - so yay! But it really must rain during winter!

Devon is gorgeous - looks so wild and wonderful!

Thanks for the new blogger tip. I'm still on the old blogger and refuse to contemplate the new one unless forced again! LOL!

Nice to see the bees buzzing around!

Take care
x

Houseelf said...

What a wonderful May Day you had. Here was grey skies after the pink of the morning. But hey the pink was enough to inspire the latest quilt. I'm planning to bond it all as soon as the adhesive bias arrives then sew the blocks and hand sew after the craft room is tidy again. :-)There's a fighting chance it will stay tidy for longer that way.

Cherry's Prairie Primitives said...

I love all your beautiful pictures!!

Mary Ann said...

We have had a lot of rain lately too but not as much as you have had. Your garden is ahead of mine flower wise but I do have blossoms on my apple and pear trees this year. Last year we had hail that cleared them off so maybe some fruit this year .

Sue said...

Wish I could walk on the beach with you. I've been feeling blue and I think a visit to the ocean would help. It feels like summer here so it's nice seeing your spring photos.

Lynda (Granny K) said...

Good to see you have survived all that 'weather' we've been having lately. xx

Doreen said...

Your pictures are lovely, as usual. Unfortunately, here in Upton upon Severn we are flooded. The Severn has burst its banks - and all I can see out of the window just a very short distance away is floodwater between the branches of a large tree and looking out over what used to be a field! Not too worry I am sure if it ever stops raining it will disappear again, I hope. (May 3rd, 2012)