Smokey 1041 hr (Monday 22nd April 2019)
Although Smokey did appear in Extras on 13th April, this is his first blip this month, so I thought this a good opportunity to take a break from the flora shots that have dominated this month.
Nevertheless, I have chosen two flora shots to go in as Extras. Those camellia blooms don't last long, do they? I did a bit of dead-heading this morning, and took a couple of shots first. Luckily, new blooms are budding to replace them.
I had always thought the bluebells in my garden were native. I knew if I had bought any, they certainly would have been, but there is a border where the apple tree and bluebells live that was there before I moved in, and having read up on them I have concluded that mine, both blue and white, are hybrids (Hyacinthoides x massartiana). Their stems remain upright at the top and the leaves, although mostly quite slender, include a couple that are 18-20mm wide, apparently a giveaway. I suppose if I added some native ones now they would quickly hybridize, sadly.
22.4.2019 (1340 hr)
Blip #2904 (#2654 + 250 archived blips taken 27.8.1960-18.3.2010)
Consecutive Blip #25
Blips/Extras In 2019 #81/265 + #038/100 Extras
Day #3314 (670 gaps from 26.3.2010)
LOTD #2046 (#1887 + 159 in archived blips)
Smokey's Favoured Snoozing Spots series
Old Forge series
Taken with Panasonic/Leica DMC-LX100 M4/3 compact with close-up +1 lens attachment
Lozarhythm Of The Day:
Bill Frisell and Petra Haden - Moon River (2010)
This is the sort of thing one discovers on Radio 3's excellent Late Junction programme, soon to be restricted to one show per week. Max Reinhardt played this on Tuesday's (16th) show.
One year ago:
Wootton Bassett (Field horsetails)