Monday, 29th June
This was a busy, busy day. I had planned to do a particular piece of work that needed a whole day's clear run. I had everything planned - but, as they say, if you want to make God laugh, make plans. There was a crisis, not a huge one - but enough to get me and others scrambling round sorting things out for much of the morning. After all that, I just had to get outside to shed some of the stresses that had built up.
|Me out in the sunshine, with wildflowers in my Uckfield garden.|
Tuesday, 30th June
Tuesday saw my last run up to Birmingham for a while. I met a few human and animal acquaintances on the way up including the grey wagtails that I first saw a couple of weeks back. This time they were dipping in the River, in sight of the station platform.
|One of a pair of grey wagtails dipping in the Uck.|
|Tufted duck and ducklings|
|Look carefully on the right of the photo to see the tern.|
|Ox-eye daisies in the fading light.|
Not far from the roadside roses we passed earlier, I saw my first Birmingham butterfly, a meadow brown, settling on wayside flowers after a busy day fluttering around. Like my 30 days wild it had reached the end of its journey but will set out on a new one soon.