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by lancashire lass
31 Jul 2021, 07:20
Forum: Handicrafts and other Hobbies
Topic: New Photography Thread.
Replies: 38
Views: 1845

Re: New Photography Thread.

Lovely photo )t' I suspect there is some air pollution in the upper atmosphere (it may be particulates from the various wild fires?) which is giving some spectacular sunrise and sunsets. The other week when it was hot and evenings were muggy, I had left the back door open well after dark to let some...
by lancashire lass
29 Jul 2021, 21:15
Forum: Environmental, Green & Ethical Issues
Topic: Extreme weather + Climate Change
Replies: 1
Views: 50

Extreme weather + Climate Change

So, it's official - climate change is already here. Have to say that the weather events around the world this past couple of months has been phenomenal. The record breaking temperatures in the north west of America and Canada, Russian arctic, wildfires that followed, the Biblical floods in Europe (t...
by lancashire lass
21 Jul 2021, 13:09
Forum: Just for Pets
Topic: Lucas
Replies: 131
Views: 54904

Re: Lucas

Lucas has discovered a new hiding place. With the soaring temperatures recently, I try to cool the house down in the early morning by leaving the back door and the door in the living room to the stairs wide open, and partially open the front door (with the curtain drawn across so that people walking...
by lancashire lass
11 Jul 2021, 17:20
Forum: Grow your Own Diaries
Topic: LL's Gardening Diary
Replies: 917
Views: 390709

Algae 2 update and urgent pond work

The latest algae experiment did not go too well - as suspected, during the mini warmth in early June (couldn't really call it a heatwave but we did have strong sunshine and the patio is now in full sun after the neighbour's tree was cut down), the algae in those bottles that felt very warm after bei...
by lancashire lass
06 Jul 2021, 16:09
Forum: Handicrafts and other Hobbies
Topic: New Photography Thread.
Replies: 38
Views: 1845

Re: New Photography Thread.

)t' May I also suggest trying a different frame? If you cropped the bit to the right of the grasses so that they become the right frame and make use of the path/bank on the left to direct your gaze forward (in other words, the grass seed heads are not the main subject but help to compliment the sky,...
by lancashire lass
02 Jul 2021, 10:59
Forum: Environmental, Green & Ethical Issues
Topic: Wasp Removal No Kill Way
Replies: 8
Views: 253

Re: Wasp Removal No Kill Way

kitla wrote: 02 Jul 2021, 10:27 I'm just in denial to justify having to squish them when they invade my bedroom at night.
ah well, if the stupid mosquito ventures into hostile territory, then squishing in this case is totally acceptable )t'
by lancashire lass
01 Jul 2021, 16:58
Forum: Environmental, Green & Ethical Issues
Topic: Wasp Removal No Kill Way
Replies: 8
Views: 253

Re: Wasp Removal No Kill Way

kitla wrote: 30 Jun 2021, 22:19 Mosquitos are another matter, I've not heard anything positive about them yet so they still get squished!
Mosquitoes are food for flying insects and birds, while the larvae in water are food for umpteen aquatic species (including dragonfly larvae and fish to name just a couple who benefit)
by lancashire lass
28 Jun 2021, 08:35
Forum: Handicrafts and other Hobbies
Topic: New Photography Thread.
Replies: 38
Views: 1845

Re: New Photography Thread.

I love derelict buildings - especially when nature starts to claim them
by lancashire lass
26 Jun 2021, 22:04
Forum: Garden Wildlife
Topic: Bees and Wasps
Replies: 4
Views: 263

Re: Bees and Wasps

I have a colony of bumble bees living in the fence gap between the patio and shed - during winter, the board over the fence was blown up and out and in spring I decided to put it back ... I was aware of bumble bees buzzing around the patio at the time but didn't think about it thinking they were vis...
by lancashire lass
22 Jun 2021, 06:10
Forum: Handicrafts and other Hobbies
Topic: New Photography Thread.
Replies: 38
Views: 1845

Re: New Photography Thread.

https://images2.imgbox.com/da/20/uZph0ELT_o.jpg Down memory lane - I reckon about 1962 in the (cobbled) backstreet where we lived in Farnworth near Bolton. I have no idea who the 2 boys on the left are, but there's me and my older brother. I vaguely remember going on "adventures" with them and othe...
by lancashire lass
16 Jun 2021, 02:58
Forum: Handicrafts and other Hobbies
Topic: New Photography Thread.
Replies: 38
Views: 1845

Re: New Photography Thread.

https://images2.imgbox.com/08/f1/IJVCnRDQ_o.jpg In case the summer hot weather gets to you, something cool to remind you we did have snow earlier this year (24th January - a scene from my patio with the pond under cover, and shed and chicken runs in the garden behind. The tree branches from the top...
by lancashire lass
12 Jun 2021, 15:08
Forum: Garden Wildlife
Topic: Anyone her had success with 'bug hotels'?
Replies: 2
Views: 171

Re: Anyone her had success with 'bug hotels'?

it's possible not a lot will happen for a while - bugs will be out and about feeding on other bugs at this moment, bees and so on may already have nested elsewhere. Gradually beasties may visit and take residence but it might only start to come into its own in autumn when they all start looking for ...
by lancashire lass
12 Jun 2021, 15:01
Forum: Handicrafts and other Hobbies
Topic: New Photography Thread.
Replies: 38
Views: 1845

Re: New Photography Thread.

Maybe you need to paste the link inbetween the "[img]xxx[ /img]" (it's the button with the picture of a photo between the asterisk and chain link)?
by lancashire lass
12 Jun 2021, 11:05
Forum: Handicrafts and other Hobbies
Topic: New Photography Thread.
Replies: 38
Views: 1845

Re: New Photography Thread.

So what did you do Ilona? To get the picture on the page. it's possibly a right click of the mouse on a photo and copy the link and then paste. You can do this with FB photos BUT, there is a time out after a few weeks and then the image disappears (I posted loads in the my gardening thread (and Luc...
by lancashire lass
11 Jun 2021, 16:46
Forum: Handicrafts and other Hobbies
Topic: New Photography Thread.
Replies: 38
Views: 1845

Re: New Photography Thread.

Image

Lucas in his favourite place on top of the chicken roof (under the cherry tree in blossom earlier this year) trying to look all innocent ....