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by lancashire lass
21 Jul 2021, 13:09
Forum: Just for Pets
Topic: Lucas
Replies: 128
Views: 53979

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: 916
Views: 388199

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: 36
Views: 1453

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: 195

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: 195

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: 36
Views: 1453

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: 196

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: 36
Views: 1453

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: 36
Views: 1453

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: 122

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: 36
Views: 1453

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: 36
Views: 1453

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: 36
Views: 1453

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 ....
by lancashire lass
10 Jun 2021, 17:30
Forum: Handicrafts and other Hobbies
Topic: New Photography Thread.
Replies: 36
Views: 1453

Re: New Photography Thread.

)reap( Looks quite atmospheric with the gravestones and the bare branches of the tree highlighted with the flash You are more advanced than me with this photography lark, LL thank you but actually {warn} it was just clever photography software (shame it was on the laptop that died - too expensive to...
by lancashire lass
08 Jun 2021, 17:11
Forum: Handicrafts and other Hobbies
Topic: New Photography Thread.
Replies: 36
Views: 1453

Re: New Photography Thread.

https://images2.imgbox.com/d4/07/2IdtrYCw_o.gif This photo was taken on Malvern Hills (2011? while on a camping trip) I had got up early to walk up to the iron age fort British Camp with my old dog Pepper, and we were taking a breather on a bench when I was struck by the clouds and bright sunlight ...