Welcome to our daily photo diary. I am stopping the 'Ghost writing' which I have been doing for the past 3 years as more and more people are looking at the site on ipads or similar. Only if you see this blog on your computer can you read the html. Thanks for your continued visits and I will always reply to any comments.
05/08/2021 Trying to catch up with the July diary!!
My apologies for the lack of posts, and also the lack of visits to your blogs. We seem to have been extra busy. We have been catching up with entertaining, people to who we have owed a meal for 15 months. Now we are all doubled vaccinated and we can have couples visiting, we are enjoying getting to chat with people other than to each other! Also, the Mirabelle plums have ripened in the past week and we have destoned over 1000 plums for dehydrating - still a few more on the tree so we have not finished yet!
I think this is the nymph of the Mottled Shield Bug, (Rhaphigaster nebulosa), but I am open to discussion.
Small tortoiseshell (Aglais urticae).
Common or European Toad (Bufo bufo) in the vegetable garden and well camouflaged.