Tuesday, 24 June 2014

Summer - Thematic Photography

We have spent the weekend combating wasps. My wife found out the hard way that they were not amused when the clematis was being pruned and they attacked when disturbed. They had a nest in our bird box. The only way we defeated them was to drop the box into a bucket of water and hold it under with a house brick for 24 hours.

Other creatures are much less threatening in the summer sun.

Mouse on the Geum stalks to reach some seeds
This photo was taken from 15ft away and through the double glazed window of our lounge.

I also came across a youngster that was not in the least bit afraid.

Young Grey Squirrel
They must have known that it's summer time in the village this week.

Last Saturday it was the annual scarecrow competition. But what says it's summer in England more than a game of cricket?

He's just one in the tableau of - 

The Cricket Match
Twenty-six houses hosted scarecrows this year. I'll post more of them in separate blog posts as I did last year.

To see other summer events it will be worth your while to follow the links at Carmi's Thematic-photographic-298.


Author R. Mac Wheeler said...

Scarecrows are abundant on this side of the pond at Halloween.

Murees Dupé said...

The wasps hide in our mailbox. I got stung this year and my whole arm swelled up. Beautiful photographs. The scarecrows looks really lifelike.

Martha J. M. Orlando said...

Wasps? Ouch! We have them here in the States, too.
Loved the photos, Bob. The cricket match is so clever. :)

Alexia said...

Those red geums are so pretty, Bob. I'm looking forward to seeing some more of the scarecrows!

ifthethunderdontgetya™³²®© said...

I wonder if that mouse is named Jack?

Karen S. said...

Alexia's comment is funny! Maybe he is! I like your summer blossoms and those yard scarecrow people are great !

Michèle Dextras said...

Wasps, oh dear, they are a sign of summer. Love the scarecrows.

Max Sartin said...

That scarecrow cricket game is great! Great set of pictures.

aw said...

What a great combination of images for Britain - scarecrows and cricket!

Gilly said...

Now those are really summery! I love them!