Sunday, 22 January 2017

Lamb's Wool jumpers with real lambs

As seen on a  drizzly stroll round Helme, 2 cute lambs in teeny weeny jumpers, 3 french bulldogs in flourescent coats and a flock of lapwings

Saturday, 21 January 2017

1st Prize at Birmingham

Mr Fitzwilliam's pets won prizes......

Chickens home to roost?

Looking round the huge gothic poultry house built in 1861 following the "Cochin Craze" set off amongst the landed gentry by Queen Victoria, who built her own ornate version at Balmoral. I liked the road sign too (not chicken related)....

Beacon Ring Hill Fort, Caer Digoll




Walk to Caer Digoll, Iron Age Hillfort near Offa's Dyke...we walked up the hill and it became quite bitter. As we got closer to the hillfort, the inner circle was planted with a dense  wood of small oak and beech trees, quite eery and atmospheric as we sheltered from the rain....

Thursday, 19 January 2017

A Pair of Creve Coeurs

A pair of funny looking birds

White Crested Black Polish

My version of  delightful chicken artwork from old 1870s bookplates. The one on the right reminded me of someone.......??