Saturday, 29 May 2010

Good Afternoon.



Hello, have just noticed that it is over a month since I wrote anything in my Journal. There are two reasons for this the first one being I have been away for the last two weeks and the second is that I am having great difficulty with my journal. In the postings page the format keeps changing I just cannot get pictures in the new one. The strange thing is that today it have reverted back to the original format so all is well fingers crossed so I will make hay as they say.

We had a lovely holiday, weather was cold and sunny for the first five days and then it got hotter and hotter leading up to last weekend when it was really tropical.

The birdwatching was really very good as the light was excellent and that makes a big difference, makes our lives easier. The picture at the top was take at a place called Sculthorpe it is a lovely wooded area in the centre and marshland on the outside. We had a great day there wandering around on the boardwalks the birds singing and the sun shining it was glorious. I am very happy with the picture at the top of this entry it depicts the day so well and like a friend I now have this as my desktop for the time being. [Am always changing my desktop as the mood takes me]

We have had a busy week in the garden trying to catch up with the weeds they grow so fast when you are away and it takes so long to get them all out again. A very kind neighbour cut our grass just before we got back home which made such a difference, it made things look not too bad. The garden is the only reason I hate going away at this time of year. Still have a good bit to do as the weather has not been very warm this week cold winds and showers but not enough to water the garden. We have two pyramids for sweet peas this year we had not planned for them and had no where to put them but when someone offers you free plants you cannot say no hence the came pyramids.
Will do a picture entry later when I download the rest of my photographs. Till then take care.
Love Joan.

13 comments:

Stuart said...

The picture is lovely as is the whole blog
Glad you had a nice holiday :)

Kath said...

How lovely and tranquil the picture place looks Joan.There are many problems on blogger.I find I still havn't mastered how to put pictures in order of the script Grrr.You have been blessed with such lovely weather well done and happy to read you had such a great time.Yes me too hates leaving the garden in summer time it's such hard work on return.I go away this Sat and I am hoping it's rain at home for the baskets etc,and sunshine on holiday Heeee.Take Care God Bless Kath xx

TARYTERRE said...

What a wonderful photograph. What a beautiful place... so peaceful and serene. Sounds like you had a marvelous time on holiday. It's nice to get away and let someone else take take of the lawn.

I'm mostly known as 'MA' said...

Good to hear from you and know that all is well at your house. Glad you have sorted though the blogger problems. It seems they come and go.
I know what you mean about the weeds they seem to grow better than anything else.

Angie said...

WHAT? You've been plodding about in Scunthorpe, Hub of the Universe, and I didn't know? We didn't 'do coffee'? Oh dear. oh dear, oh dear........

I must say though, I never expected to hear anybody wax lyrical about us!

Glad you had a good holiday and looking forward to photos.

Sybil said...

So glad to see you bakc with us..That sure is a lovely picture looks so peaceful.. Like you I still have not found out how to get pictures where I want them on this blog thingy...Did find though that when I do a smilebox I manage to get that on...but would rather have the pictures where I want them....Ner mind at least we can shat to one another and share our wee bots of news. Mary and i had a fantastic cruise enjoyed every minute. Gla dyou had such a nice holiday as well.
Love Sybil x

Ally Lifewithally said...

Joan I am so glad the weather was good to you and you enjoyed your Holiday ~ How right you are about the weeds growing quickly ~ wished the plants did the same thing :o)
Glad the birdwatching went well ~ Nice to see you back ~Ally x

Jan said...

Yes a great picture Joan ,so pleased you had a good holiday ,if you have rain as we do today the gardening will have to be put on hold ..love Jan xx

Jeannette said...

My Grandfather was born in Sculthorpe, never been able to trace his birth or his parents but that is the place of birth he put on census records. Beautiful place.

Aileen said...

Glad you had a great Holiday, and at least were fortunate with the weather. We were due to go 4th May, but cancelled because of my health....as it happened we missed an awful week...weatherwise. now hope to go in September.
Aileen...X

Missie said...

Love you're new blog layout. Where did you get it?

Have a good rest of your week.

Jeannette said...

I'm glad you had a good birdwatching holiday Joan. The weather has been beautiful lately, Andy and I were in Wales where it was hot and sunny. I look forward to seeing your photos. xx

Jeanie said...

Smashing picture Joan.
Lovely to hear that you had a great holiday too. I'm looking forward to seeing your photos. I know they will be fascinating.
That was kind of your neighbour to keep an eye on your lawn. It's great to have friends like that.
Take care for now. I will come back to see your promised photos.
Hugs
Jeanie xxxxx

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