Tuesday, 19 September 2017

A Bountiful Autumn...




On a short visit to Wales Prunella was delighted to watch the local wildlife enjoying a delicious meal of freshly foraged food...


Robin Redbreast hopping through the prickly tangled bramble bush was particularly good at reaching the ripest blackberries twisting his head through almost 180 degrees...





A happy bunny hopping over to say "Hi!" to Prunella...






A brief glimpse of a small wren searching for small insects and spiders...


The sprightly Sally Squirrel swinging from the branches of the old oak tree collecting fresh acorns to eat and store ensuring a plentiful supply of food to last her through those cold Winter months...





A colourful Chaffinch collecting small insects and seeds...




Last but not least, the comical Pied Wagtail constantly on the move, woohoo... 





 It will soon be October, a time for pumpkins and spooky Halloween happenings!

Until then, keep smiling, stay safe, happy and healthy.
Hugs to all.
xXx


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Thursday, 14 September 2017

A Stormy Night in Prunella's Patch...




 September is upon us once again. 
The Seasons have just flown by. 
The older one grows the less time there seems to be in each day, week, month and year.
Autumn is one of my favourite Seasons as is Spring. 
It has been a busy few weeks in the Prunella household what with building work and me on my hands and knees restoring my terracotta floor to it's former glory. For all of you out there considering cream grouting for your floor tiles, DO'NT!! If you do bicarbonate of soda and an old toothbrush along with hours of elbow grease works wonders. 
I purchased two new happy Hug Rugs to help protect the heavy traffic areas by the sink and cooker and a small  door mat for the patio doors...




Now for a small tale inspired by my Iceberg Rose imagining it was a real iceberg crashing through the strong gales and pounding rain...



A Stormy Night in Prunella's Patch...


On this blustery Tuesday morning, around 4am Prunella Pepperpot was awakened from her slumber by the sound of lashing rain on her window pane and howling winds all around.
 Storm Aileen was visiting Prunella's Patch. 
Prunella peeked out of the window and thought she saw a small dark shadow zoom past with such speed. It was gone in an instant and she had been unable to make out what it could be.
Frightened by the shadowy silhouettes of the trees being blown this way and that she decided to seek refuge back in her warm comfortable bed and snuggled down under her colourful duvet. 
During her sleep Prunella dreamt of a strange conversation she had with her Iceberg Rose... 



Tearfully she told Prunella that she no longer wanted to be a Rose stuck in a pot. 
She wanted to branch out and become a large pure white, icy cold iceberg crashing freely through open waters. 
I know, you all think Prunella is a little potty as who in their right minds talks to their plants!
That morning after her briefly disturbed sleep Prunella was up bright and early checking on her roses. Even though Autumn had arrived there were still wonderfully scented blooms to enjoy on Prunella's many rose bushes...






At that moment Prunella was sure she heard a little voice calling for some assistance. 
Turning towards her Iceberg Standard Rose she was shocked and horror stricken to see that during the storm the pot and all of it's contents had been blown over
Caught underneath was a helpless looking Desmond Dragon!


Poor darling Desmond was thoroughly pinned down by the pot. Prunella hurried to find Billy Blue Hat to come to her and Desmond's aid. The pot was so very heavy and the foliage of her Iceberg Rose was well and truly jammed between Prunella's Bay Tree, the house wall and her large water butt.
Billy Blue Hat was a hero and fortunately Desmond was unharmed. Not the same could be said for Prunella's beautiful pot which had a large crack running from top to bottom. 
Prunella had a few choice words to say to her Iceberg Rose and apologised profusely to dear Desmond whilst brushing him down.
He asked Prunella if she minded if he had a little rest after his traumatic ordeal in a safer corner of her garden. Prunella guided him to her shed at the bottom of the garden. There he found himself a comfortably sheltered spot in amongst some fallen leaves for a much needed restful snooze...




xXx
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Wednesday, 9 August 2017

Just a Bad Hair Day...





Most of us have woken up one morning to find that no matter what we do or try, we just have to accept the brutal fact that, we are indeed going to have a bad hair day...


Thelma Thrush is certainly having a bad feather day. Possibly a bad feather week!
She looks quite put out that Prunella has unfortunately noticed her just dragged through the hedge look...


 The local House Martin decides it's probably best to keep his head down and pretend that he hasn't noticed Thelma's rather dishevelled appearance...





Not so with the very outspoken, loud mouthed Drake Mallard whilst out for a stroll with his pretty partner.
"Oh my, did you see the state of Thelma? What a fright!" quacked Drake.
"I'm not looking," muttered Doris Duck highly embarrassed. "If you haven't a good word to say about the dear old bird, I suggest you keep your bill tightly shut!"


Off the pair waddled and quacked, Drake looking a little sheepish...




xXx
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Thursday, 3 August 2017

LšŸ’—VE IS ALL AROUND...



Woody Wood Pigeon is a proud handsome bird with his pinkish breast and green, white and purple patch on his neck...


 He waddles over to ask for some advice from his old friend Dee Dee the Collared Dove...





Dee Dee is the local Agony Aunt for all things love related...



Woody Wood Pigeon explains that his new found love Wendeline has been a little distant lately and would appreciate some tips from Dee Dee on how to woo his dear Wendeline...


   Wednesday was a day of rain in Prunella's Patch. 
The hibiscus and hydrangea enjoyed some much needed watering...



As Prunella watched from the comfort of her kitchen window, she could see that Dee Dee's advice was obviously invaluable. Even the constant raindrops hadn't dampened the affection the two pigeons had for one another...















 šŸ’— Such precious momentsšŸ’—
Make time for the ones you love...

 
xXx
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