A part of the house that Batman hangs out in!
We’ve fought our way through the undergrowth back to the stream, it’s been impossible to reach for months – head high nettles, thistles, bindweed to name but a few reasons. Although now we have the garden spiders to dodge between and the clouds of ‘daddy long-legs’ they aren’t anywhere near as painful!
A while ago we used to live on the west coast of Scotland – land of mountains, castles, otters, wild places, long long summer days, northern lights, highland cows - but also, wind, rain, midges (they really really like me!) very short winter days and deer/sheep that stand with intent at the side of the roads to scare passing motorists!
All this taken into account a beautiful place to be and a constant source of inspiration.
While we were there we took a photograph of the local castle every day for a year come rain or shine (using my trusty film camera), sometimes even in the dark.
I thought I’d share here just one photo a month, so…….. here’s september, castle/sea loch style.
A bit of a cheat this one , but I think I’m allowed. On a recent trip into beautiful, deepest, darkest Wales we went to see the Red Kite feeding here. I can highly recommend it – they are such beautiful birds and a great success story, after being near to extinction.
I think it’s fair to say Spiders aren’t my favourite creature, I’m not particularly comfortable with them – even though in this little corner of the world they can do you no harm.
I think it’s the house spiders that do it, either the small bodied, long legged, Daddy long-legs spider – that can appear in every corner of the house seemingly overnight. Or the House spider that comes out at night to scurry across the floor and make a bee line for your feet! (I caught and released outside one of these a few nights ago, using a measuring jug and a piece of cardboard – the legs came right to the edge of the jug all the way round!) and sorry for bringing this up again Bob, but the image of one biting your hand as you gently tried to release it is burnt on my retina!
Anyhow, outside it’s a different story – I find spiders outside fascinating and yes in some cases quite beautiful. If all house spiders looked like these ‘little’ ones then I’d be much more welcoming of them as house guests.