Sunday, June 26, 2016
Jpr: has me a 10 ft sq patch. Got seeds from "the Vermont wildflower farm". Brings in chickadees , hummers, butterflies,and goldfinches to feed. Plus takes some of the seeds out of the patch to spread in the bracken at the edges of the large field in back of me home. Somes takes they do migrate on theirs owns.
Saturday, June 25, 2016
Friday, June 24, 2016
Thursday, June 23, 2016
Women will join jousting competitions at English castles for the first time this summer, English Heritage has confirmed. Female knights will battle against male counterparts at Bolsover, Kenilworth, Pendennis and Carisbrooke castles. Not sure if photo is male or female, either way its some ugly knight.
These birds are most acrobatic and entertaining. The feed on insects while in flight. Fast and agile they dart in the open meadow circling then driving through a group of insects.
Presently they are in flight just a foot or so above the ground in the field behind me home. Later in the summer they'll follow the bugs to new elevations of 10 - 20 feet.
Wednesday, June 22, 2016
Grace O'Malley was a notorious sailor, captain, plunderer, mercenary, rebel, pirate, wife and mother from County Mayo in the 16th century. Born in 1530 in the tower above, she was the scourge of Ireland's west coast (mostly directed at the English) at a time when women left the kitchen only to give birth. The O’Malley family were hereditary lords of the Mayo coast and Grace the most famous member of the family. But she has been written out of Irish History because she made peace with the English to gain release of her son from an English prison.