2016

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It turns out that I only managed to take two photos of the standard lake view this month. The first was on 3 April... It shows the willow well into leaf and the lawn on which the banana bench stands looking well. The remaining trees around the grounds still show no sign of life. ... read more
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Back in January , when snow as on the ground, I had completed shifting our wood chippings from the front garden to the path near the reed bed. But we knew that more needed to be done after the first winter the Green Team had been helping us. The path beside the lake had developed a groove due to... read more
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It's been Nearly A Month since I last did any work on the main path around the lake, but this morning I finally got round to improving the section behind the Ruston Bench. The plan was to use the boards recovered from the fishing stands that the Green Team had removed to produce an edging on... read more
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There are four of the standard view of the lake this month, but three were taken on consecutive days and at rather different times, so the impression you get of the weather could be a little misleading. On Friday 15 January the photo was tkaen at 11:58 and you get the distinct impression of... read more
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As, in spite of the cold, it was almost pleasant outside, having taken photos of the Frozen Lake and of the Board Walk on the island, time was spent moving more of The Chippings that had been created in the front garden last November. It was too cold to spend too much time outside... ... read more
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It had been a chilly Sunday morning and things were still frozen just before 13:15, but the sun was out and almost welcoming you outside, so it was time for some photographs... It was hardly worth calling snow on the decking, as it looked more like very deep frost, but it did make a pretty ... read more
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It has been becoming apparent that weed levels in the lake behind the cottages were unusually high this winter. In previous seasons, I had come to expect all weed to disappear from the surface of the lake. Last summer, because of staffing issues, very little had been done to keep weed growth under... read more
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At around midday I took this photograph, which you might take to be snow. However, what you see is the result of a sudden hail storm. It didn't last long so where the hail fell on our neighbour's field the stones got lost between the blades of grass, but on harder surfaces it remained visib... read more