Wow, where did that week go?
It’s always hectic, isn’t it, when you’re just back from holiday, and back to school? Back to earth with a bump.
It has been much harder to keep up with 30 days wild, firstly because my children are back at school, and I prefer to do the challenge with them, and secondly because we’re back in Britain with the good old British weather!
Day 15 – we spotted a solitary wild plant pushing through the brick on our driveway. I think it was oil seed rape? (It was such a boring photo that it since got deleted!)
Day 16 – I think I might have failed on this day. We did walk through the park to school – does that count as something wild? I didn’t get any photos of it though.
Day 17 – Toby showing that boys can wear flowers too (and look pretty cool, may I say?)
Day 18 – We planted some sunflowers in the garden. They are great for wildlife, and also very cheery!
Day 19 – The sunflowers were closely tended by my big boy, and I just couldn’t resist taking a photo of one.
Day 20 – Feeling the cool, soft grass under my hot sausage toes! It was a really hot day, and I couldn’t wait to kick off my shoes!
Day 21 – Today I learned that the black bee I photographed in France was in fact a Carpenter Bee, so spent some time looking up more information about it. I learned that this was the male bee, because it didn’t have a stinger, but it is prone to being aggressive and ‘facing up’ to people, just as this one did to me! The females can have a nasty sting though, so beware! Also, they like to burrow into bare wood, so get the paintbrush out!