It’s raining. It rained all night and it’s set to rain all morning here in Lancashire in North West England. So I thought that I would look back at some photos taken when the sun was shining. I have lots of lovely pictures of places we have been, gardens we have visited and our own garden. Flicking through the pictures is a joy. They capture a moment in time and bring back very happy memories of warm summer days and crisp frosty mornings.
Today I realised that our garden is cram jam full of interesting things… not just plants. We grow fruit and vegetables, herbs and flowers for our family to enjoy. It’s good for us and more importantly that has the ripple effect of providing food and habitat for wild creatures. We have only one pet dog yet lots of other animals call this place home.
Today I realised that I have grown used to the wildlife here. We make sure that there’s always food and clean water for them but I must admit that we have all become accustomed to seeing wild creatures on our doorstep. Some of them are just passing through, they pop in for a few days or months and many of them live here year round.
Today I realised how lucky we are to live in such a beautiful part of the world. It may be raining and our wildlife is not rare or exotic but to me it is A MAZ ING! It was good for me to take a few moments to realise how lucky we are to be able to have a glimpse into the lives of some wild animals. Here are just a few of the creatures that inhabit our garden.
Some of our local creatures are Mallard Ducks, Tawny Owls, Moorhens, Robins, Frogs and Hedgehogs and our own pet dog Samson. By the way… if any of you are concerned that our dog scares the wildlife please be reassured that it’s the other way around. He’s inquisitive but not quite as brave as the name we chose for him suggests!
I’m linking with Judith at Lavender Cottage Garden today for Mosaic Monday.
Which wild creatures call your garden home? I’d love to know.
Thanks for reading, liking and especially for taking the time to comment. Gillian 🙂