Today is a sad day.
Today I sold my lovely Juke in readiness for the arrival of my company car. I meant to take a photo of it before I drove it off for the last time, but *sob* I forgot! The photo above was taken three years ago when I brought it home for the first time. I had to trawl through Facebook to find it!
I appreciate that I’m very lucky to be getting a company car, and no doubt there’ll be a happy ‘new car day’ photo when it comes, but just for today, I’m mourning the loss of my baby.
So, I’m going to cheer myself up by showing you some of the best photos that our new garden camera has taken over the last couple of weeks.
I’ll start with the birds. We haven’t caught any small birds although we do get plenty of robins, wrens and various kinds of tits. There have been pigeons, collared doves, magpies and (whoop whoop) jays.
I’m surprised I don’t have more pigeon pics given the number we have frequenting the garden, but these are the three best.
Here’s the collared dove.
It’s a bit more elusive and seems less food motivated than the other birds.
Magpies, while not the kindest of birds with a questionable moral code, are undeniably striking in appearance.
I moved the camera a bit lower a few days ago to try to get some closer up pics. The camera’s 12mp which is reasonably good, but the clarity goes when you zoom in.
Finally the jays. I’m really pleased by how much they’ve been visiting us. We’ve got loads of photos so it’s going to be harder to narrow these down to just a few.
We’d seen two jays around at the same time and assumed they were a pair, but you can see here that we’ve got four. Maybe a family? Don’t know.
We have squirrels too. I know they don’t have the best of reputations, but I like having them around, they’re little cutie pies, as you can see from my pick of the best below.
The inspiration for the camera, the hedgehog that got caught in our netting that I talked about in a previous post, has only been represented once.
I hope the lack of hoggy presence is down to camera shyness and nothing more sinister.
The biggest visitor we’ve had is the fox. He comes for a mooch most evenings. As it turns out, he’s rather partial to prawn crackers and he’s definitely benefitting from me doing Slimming World!
The fox has only visited once in daylight hours, and it’s not the best photo.
We’ve managed to capture evidence of harmony between different animals.
There are a few pics that I think should be entitled ‘caption these’.
Spot the animal!
I’m going to finish on a photo which is simultaneously awesome and awful.
The cat is captured brilliantly but … pretty sure there’s been a murder! There’s no evidence of one in the garden, but that definitely looks like a wing hanging out of the cat’s mouth. Please please please don’t be one of my jays!
I love nature, but sometimes it’s so cruel.