Tuesday, 14 July 2015

Random Photos

While out walking the dogs the other day, I stopped to take a pic of some of the grasses that have turned to some wonderful colours, only to find the even more wonderful spider getting into the shot!  A spider with camo is new to me!

This gull is now a fairly regular visitor to our front garden.  He is a tight fit onto this feeding table, but he seems to think it is worth the effort.

Another friend I made while walking the dogs.

Mrs RC has been hard at work in the garden.  This is a sheltered seating area for two that my mum has adopted for her and Spot.  In this pic she is sharing some sausages between the dogs.

Frou Frou on the bridge over our pond.

A vapourer moth caterpillar that has made its home in one of our plants.  An amazing looking thing, I am sure you will agree!  I was a bit worried by it but a friend of mine on Facebook told me what it is.

Finally, an example of the silliness that we get around here when it comes to cycle routes.  This insane arrangement saves the cyclist about 100 yards, but sends them into the face of oncoming traffic, with cars cutting across at 2 points in this short stretch. (It all looks quiet in the photo, but when it gets busy it can be very unpleasant.)

And, of course, this is just a tiny,isolated bit of cycle track, the orange bit is all there is.  I guess it is enough for the council to tick a box somewhere.  Needless to say, I will not be using this, I will go the extra 100 yards and stay safe...


Riot Kitty said...

Mr. RK rides and that is a fucking ridiculous piece of road planning!

You're braver than me. I'm itching just looking at the photos of critters.

ShadowRun300 said...

I think you're right. They got to check off the bike path box. Such a shame.
You're pictures are wonderful! Well, all except the spider. The camo's cool and all, but it's still a spider. *shiver*

Rock Chef said...

Riot Kitty - I am glad you agree about the road layout - you found the perfect words, as always!

ShadowRun - Yes, Mrs RC did not like the camo spider either. I seem to have a growing interest in critters, but will not have them as pets...

Abby said...

We have a few bike lines that are clearly a check box for some planner, but this one - marked in red for carnage - looks more like a trap! Don't go!

I did enjoy the photos - large gull, tiny grasshopper, Frou Frou, Custard, and others. Except that vapourer moth caterpillar still gives me the creeps!

terri said...

Your gardens seem like such an inviting place to be! Maybe you and Mrs. RC should have your own DIY television shows to instruct others. I know I could use a little help.

I can handle the spider via a photo. Glad I'm not encountering it in person. The caterpillar is amazing though!

LL Cool Joe said...

I love all your photos, but seeing that photo of the Seagull has made me shudder slightly after all the stories we are reading in the press about the birds attacking pets and humans. Last week we had a flock of seagulls over our house and they really felt quite threatening, and we live about an hours drive away from the coast.

The caterpillar photos are amazing.