Sue and Martin in Mallorca 2019

Sue and Martin in Mallorca 2019
On the Archduke's Path in Mallorca

Thursday, 29 April 2021

Thursday 29 April 2021 - This and That

There's not much to report. 

What a contrast with the River Mersey just a few weeks ago, when it was almost up to the level of the bridge in the distance in the above picture taken last Sunday at Northenden weir. Children were enjoying sliding down the weir.

Around here, and in Fletcher Moss Park, the Marsh Marigolds are flourishing despite the dry weather - areas of marshland are still available!

We plan to teach Isabella all about flower identification in due course. For the time being she's quite happy to stick with identifying the shafts of sunlight that filter through the increasingly leafy trees.

Cycling beside the Mersey, I passed numerous canoeists and kayakers taking advantage of the benign conditions.

A walk into Sale today revealed a surprisingly quiet towpath. Was everyone at work? It also confirmed that spring has well and truly sprung. It's very leafy despite the cool weather at present.

Tonight one of our local hedgehogs arrived to hoover up the food left out for the birds... I hope the mealworms don't make it ill! 

We rarely get starlings, but a trio of those birds has come through the garden the last couple of mornings.


Sir Hugh said...

That hedgehog looks uncertain about proceeding with the mealworm - don't blame him/her. I think some of your chocolate brownies would be more appreciated.

Phreerunner said...

Haha, the hedgehog was very busily hoovering up the mealworms. He/she just paused for a moment when a human was standing over him/her!