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Rod Hull and Emu - 08.06.2021

   video  humour

I challenge you to find a better piece of visual comedy than the first six seconds of this clip:

Absolute genius!!


A Garden Visitor - 06.06.2021

   photo

Dragonfly

According to the Woodland Trust:
"Dragonflies eat other insects, such as flies, midges and mosquitoes. They will also take butterflies and even smaller dragonflies. Prey is normally caught in mid-air, with the dragonfly using its long legs to catch its quarry. the food will them be carried to a perch where it is eaten."
Ancestors of present day dragonflies living 300 million years ago had wingspans of up to 28 inches: you won't catch me flying around the back garden!
(Picture taken with my OnePlus phone)

Edit: It's a damselfly! They do eat other insects and have many similarities to dragonflies.


Walking on Sunday in the Sunshine - 31.05.2021

   video

Lasham, Weston Patrick, and Upton Grey yesterday. An idyllic walk in perfect late spring weather.


The Harrow Way - 10.05.2021

   photo

Quite a pleasant evening tonight. Not quite the sunset I'd hoped for, but still very nice to get out.

I've used duck duck go extensive scientific and mathematical methods to estimate the number of leaves on a mature beech tree. The number? Around a quarter of a million, give or take a few. The beech trees in my photos sometimes make it seem as if it's raining leaves. Magic!


Sweets! - 09.05.2021

   food

Had a lovely time reminiscing about chocolate bars and sweets today with Tina, Carol and Ken. I'm no longer going to eat any confectionery younger than me! A Bounty Bar will be ok, but not, unfortunately, a Picnic. A surprising number of these have origins in the USA, but we'll ignore that and list them anyway.

Here's a list of all that I can find:

1612 Pontefract Cakes
1864 Jelly Babies (originally Unclaimed Babies)
1866 Fry’s Chocolate Cream Bar
1869 Kendal Mint Cake
1881 Rowntree's Fruit Pastilles
1899 Liquorice Allsorts
1902 Fry’s Milk Chocolate (5 Boys)
1905 Cadbury’s Dairy Milk
1908 Toblerone
1909 Wine Gums
1910 Walnut Whip

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