Trials,Tribulations and Happy Moments in my busy life

Thursday, 28 June 2012

Leeds Castle and the Squirrels

Hi folks,

just to tie up the two blogs after our trip out yesterday to the Castle.

Trev a friend, Sue the wife and I decided to have a look around after taking Daisy our granddaughter back to Ashford. As we arrived the weather looked a bit grey but we pressed on regardless.

This Coot looked a bit grey as well as it swam across the lake. It seemed to be collecting food so we investigated and found a nest under the board walk and you could just see the chicks with their flame coloured heads through the slats. The most strange creatures you ever did see, not sure Trev got a picture.

 A White Peacock appeared further up the slope attracting the attention of a female.

We noticed that the foliage was a bit lifeless with not a lot of colour about for this time of year. This Rodedendron was a splash of colour in the landscape which cheered us up.

Across the lake where loads of Graylags, this one thought we had some food.

Then we spotted these little critters scampering about all over the place. We joked that on another blog we look at there were two dogs that like to chase Squirrels. These dogs, Daisy and Holly have adventures that we follow daily, here is the link....  

This one was in the Summer House by the lake.

There, I finished off with almost the same picture that Trevor took. What a nice fellow he was,take a close look Daisy and Holly, this is about as close as you are ever likely to get.

Thanks for dropping by.

nite nite, luv Mike XX


  1. Great post Mike. That Peacock is just stunning! Love the squirrels and thanks for the link to Daisy's Diary ! xx

    1. Hi Eileen, I was not sure that the link caused the white lines, never mind I hope the blog sorts itself out. XX

  2. Super Mike ! Love that magnificent white peacock !!
    Chris and Dave R

  3. I love the second one up mike.

    The white lines could be caused by the link because it was after I pasted the link yesterday that it happened to me. Taking the link out doesn't work only a rewrite

    1. Well, not bothering to do that hope all ok for tomorrows blog. I have had the white lines before so not sure about the link being the problem.