Friday, 22 July 2016

Five on Friday - Unusual Things in the Garden

Hello

It's Friday again! Woo hoo!! Do join us for Five on Friday over at Amy's link-up on Love Made My Home.

I often put photos on my blog of plants in the garden but today here are a few of the more unusual garden occurrences.

One - Aeroplanes

We normally have the odd plane pass overhead on the way to the airport, more when the Queen is at Windsor Castle as the flight paths change.  However, in years with even numbers, we might have more unusual planes zoom over. This year was no exception.




This is the Great War Display team.  Can't see the biplanes?  Here's a better photo from the team's Facebook page.





The Farnborough International Airshow is a week long event with static displays as well as aerial displays. The first few days are for the trade with the public able to get tickets for the weekend.  I haven't been for many years and always found it VERY LOUD when I was a  child.

Two - Ticks

We are surrounded by trees and have deer and foxes that pay us a visit from time to time so we have to keep an eye out for ticks when we've been gardening as they can carry Lyme's Disease. You don't feel the tick attaching, they can't jump or fly but as they feed on blood from all sorts of animals, they can pass on an infection so it's really important not to pull them out but remove them carefully with a tool, see this link for information.


Three - Fireworks

We are lucky to have an organised firework display at the end of the garden each November.  If the weather is not very nice, we can watch out of the window!



Four - Pretty Skies


There's never a dull moment skywise!

Five - Animals

Sometimes you might catch a woolly animal lurking in the undergrowth!


Have a great week.


30 comments:

  1. Ha! Lovey last photo I was not expecting that. Actually i half wondered if you were going to write about Swan Upping today. This year I have not managed to get to go down to the river to watch this amazing tradition, today is the last day... have a great week Karen x

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    1. I've never been to the swan upping even though it's not far away. Maybe next year. Have fun x

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  2. I'm curious as to why you have more planes on even years. Love air shows particularly with bi planes. We have our very own free one in jersey for a Battle of Britain. The red arrows get you every time! B x

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    1. They only have Farnborough air show every two years :-) Other planes zip over whether they feel like it! x

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  3. That's an eclectic and fascinating five. I LOVE the old planes.

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    1. I need a better camera for the planes! I couldn't see if I'd taken a photo of them or just the sky!

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  4. I love the biplanes and find them far more interesting tht the later and modern ones. What a worry about the ticks but at least you are aware of them and know how to deal with them. Have a lovely weekend:)

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    1. Thanks Rosie. It's the same with the old cars isn't it, they are much more fun! :-)

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  5. The skies really have been amazing this past week or two here also.

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    1. It's lovely looking up to see blue again isn't it!

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  6. Love biplanes, just saw one at the Imperial War Museum in London.

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    1. There are loads of good museums in London aren't there.

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  7. It's great to see the old planes. We sometimes get them flying over on their way to air shows - such an unexpected delight.

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    1. That's nice. They're not so noisy as the new ones too!

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  8. Fun five! I love the old planes. I'll take fireworks anytime of year ... I'm always fascinated how they get all the different shapes. Ticks --UGH! Lovely skies and you seem to be growing woolie beasties in your garden. :) Have a great week.

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    1. Thanks for calling in, the woolly beasts can visit anytime!

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  9. An interesting five. Lots going on in the skies over your area with the recent Farnborough Air Show and amazing cloud formations. Ticks are nasty whereas Woolly Creature is a welcome sight.

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    1. Thanks Linda, hope you're feeling well.

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  10. Fun five Karen! I love the old planes and the gorgeous sky photos!!

    We have tick issues here in the northwoods too - and always take extra precautions.

    Nice to catch up with you and blessings on your weekend ahead. xoxo

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  11. When we were young oh so long ago, they would light a match and have the tick back out to get rid of them. Sounds barbaric doesn't it? Enjoyed your five today.

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    1. Oh goodness that sounds awful, glad we don't do that now! Have a good week.

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  12. Lovely sky pics but my favourite is the woolly animal at large in your garden. A species new to science I reckon :-)

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    1. A dying breed . . . unless I make some more! x

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  13. This is some great scenery. I would imagine the biplanes were quite a surprise! You never know what's lurking in the garden :)

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    1. That's quite true but fortunately there aren't too many dangerous things over here!

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  14. Hehe!! I love the last creature, I hope it isn't dangerous! I wonder why you have more planes on even years? We live on a flight path to John Lennon airport but I have to say, we don't notice the very low flying planes anymore. How brilliant that you have your very own firework display at the bottom of the garden. The skies have been beautiful this week. Have a lovely weekend Karen xx

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    1. Thanks Lisa. The air show is only every other year so we don't get the interesting one very often. The normal planes are usually quite high up as they whoosh people over to there holiday destinations! Have fun! x

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  15. I love the last wild and woolly creature... Made me chuckle! Great eclectic post. Have a wonderful weekend :)

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    1. Thanks very much Deb, glad you enjoyed it. Have fun :-)

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