Friday, 25 September 2015

Thunderbird 4

Thunderbird 4

Here I am circling thunderbird 4 at Capernwray, still very much feeling my way but loving the journey.
Both Phil and myself qualified as open water divers on the 9th of August  2015 thus allowing us to dive with a buddy without an instructor to a depth of 18 metres.

Stu The Frog

Last year Phil and myself went to Mexico for the first time and decided to have a go at snorkelling and scuba. We went snorkelling first at Akumal beach with a local guide and it turned out to be the highlight of the trip, just brilliant Turtles galore and although a bit scary we shared a short time with a spotted eagle ray. On the other hand the scuba was not a pleasant comfortable experience at all. I had absolutely no experience and for me it was too soon to be diving to 6 metres then 13 metres based on 20 minutes in a swimming pool and a half hour talk. My ears were blocked for the whole of the holiday after the initial flight so I could not equalise the pressure when I descended, then I  got seasick. When we came back Phil suggested enrolling at a dive club to do things proper and the rest is history... Here's Phil with one of the instructors diving at a flooded quarry called Capernwray near Morecambe.


Saturday, 28 March 2015

Wait a minute!

Wild Primrose
Is it me or does this little wild primrose flower  not look like it should. Leaf shape definitely different and not the lovely creamy yellow colour. I planted these last year and this is the first one to flower. Its nice but not what I expected, ever so slightly disappointed

On the other hand this mini daffodil is a stunner, simple but so cute. Bought for a minuscule 50p at B&Q

Tuesday, 17 March 2015

Bulb Bug

Not long to wait now. Last year I planted a bulb lasagne with a smoky coloured mix of tulips, white daffodil, crocus and possibly something else but I've forgotten. The colour of the tulips should really show off this large glazed pot that I've had for years in the back garden You can just see the first colour coming through on the crocus and if you look very close you can see the coppery coloured tulips sneaking a peak at an early spring morning. Last year I also fell in love with the giant snowflake so I purchased a few more to plant up in terracotta containers and each year I'll look forward to their brief but beautiful visit

Saturday, 14 February 2015

More of Mexico

Mexico 2014
Handsome chappie

unfortunately i think this is dead coral but used in the construction of walls
Any ideas what this bird is called?