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by Hen-Gen
Mon Jun 01, 2020 9:50 am
Forum: The Dustbath
Topic: Coronavirus
Replies: 437
Views: 6878

Re: Coronavirus

Thanks for that Marigold. I’d not read that article before which was the best I’d read both in accuracy and painting a picture of island life. I hope when all this is over our tourism industry will recover. As you can see from the pictures it is a place of breathtaking beauty with a rich wildlife an...
by Hen-Gen
Sun May 31, 2020 10:54 am
Forum: The Dustbath
Topic: Outdoor Cyclamen
Replies: 6
Views: 85

Outdoor Cyclamen

Out of doors these are supposed to flower in the Spring and then die down for the Summer. Because they are quite pretty I decided to pot one up and keep it on a windowsill. It’s leaves did not die back but it grew lots of new leaves and is now flowering profusely. So outside as days lengthen and tem...
by Hen-Gen
Sun May 31, 2020 8:59 am
Forum: The Dustbath
Topic: Coronavirus
Replies: 437
Views: 6878

Re: Coronavirus

The front cover of yesterday’s New Scientist

‘Does COVID-19 attack the brain. The worrying rise of neurological symptoms’

Exciting times!
by Hen-Gen
Fri May 29, 2020 9:19 am
Forum: The Dustbath
Topic: Coronavirus
Replies: 437
Views: 6878

Re: Coronavirus

Great news Marigold. I think people are too obsessive about germs these days. Got to boost that immune system. Remember that old saying ‘we’ve all got to eat a peck of dirt’. I think anyone who keeps chickens has eaten more than a peck! Love it bym though it’s alarmingly true. It’s not mealtimes for...
by Hen-Gen
Thu May 28, 2020 8:59 am
Forum: The Dustbath
Topic: Cheery Pics
Replies: 130
Views: 2720

Re: Cheery Pics

A joy to read. If I had encountered all things you have I’d walk about with a permanent grin.
by Hen-Gen
Tue May 26, 2020 7:45 pm
Forum: The Dustbath
Topic: Ospreys 2020
Replies: 70
Views: 1531

Re: Ospreys 2020

The story, Marigold, took place around 1700. A young couple on Unst were harvesting the oat crop and laid their new born baby in its blankets at the top of the field. As they worked their way down the field a sea eagle swept down and seized the baby wrapped up in its blanket. The couple saw the eagl...
by Hen-Gen
Tue May 26, 2020 1:38 pm
Forum: The Dustbath
Topic: Ospreys 2020
Replies: 70
Views: 1531

Re: Ospreys 2020

I would just love to see Spotted Flycatchers increase in numbers. Long gone are the days when every park and churchyard held pairs. Now you are more likely to find hens teeth For me it’s butterfly’s. I remember childhood in London when every Buddleia bush was heaving with butterfly’s. And every Sat...
by Hen-Gen
Mon May 25, 2020 4:41 pm
Forum: The Dustbath
Topic: Coronavirus
Replies: 437
Views: 6878

Re: Coronavirus

Take care t’owd lass. We can’t afford to be without one of the crispest minds on the forum! 😀
by Hen-Gen
Sun May 24, 2020 11:38 pm
Forum: The Dustbath
Topic: Ospreys 2020
Replies: 70
Views: 1531

Re: Ospreys 2020

Brilliant pics and truly magical to see something that’s come back so successfully. Like the sea eagle, the red squirrel and the pine marten. It gives one hope for the future!
by Hen-Gen
Sat May 23, 2020 5:14 pm
Forum: The Dustbath
Topic: Coronavirus
Replies: 437
Views: 6878

Re: Coronavirus

Best wishes.

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