Mice may like cheese but getting butter on your mouse is not a good idea. Moral - don't work on the computer while having breakfast.
I slept badly again on Friday night but at least it gave me the chance to enjoy the morning mist and dew.
You should always write things down as you think of them. (I thought of something. Wrote one sentence on another matter and when I came to make a note of what I had originally thought it had gone. What is the brain's equivalent of cyber-space?)
I thought I had got a photo of a new (to me) species of moth today and was very excited about it. However, it turned out to be a variant of the Map-winged Swift (Hepialus fusconebulosa), a moth I had seen and photographed once before - on 8th July 1981 at Ainsdale National Nature Reserve. So it’s not an addition to my list but it was good to get some better photos.
My Father’s Day present from Bryony and Mark arrived on the Island today - a Rubens Barrichello Brawn cap. (Photo courtesy of GB.) I’ve liked Rubens since he first came into Formula One. When I saw the European Grand Prix at Donington Park in 1993 Barrichello started 12th, but was 4th at the end of the first lap. He was on course to finish on the podium, but a fuel problem ended that possibility. Next to Johnny Herbert and Ayrton Senna he was my favourite driver of the 1990s. I’m in a real cleft stick this year because I would love both Jenson Button and Rubens Barrichello to win the championship. Hopefully it will be one or other of them.
GB and I went into Stornoway this morning and I took some photos of “textures” in anticipation of next Friday’s My Town Shoot Out.
Another moth that has been common for a few days is the pretty, day-flying Magpie Moth (Abraxas grossulariata).
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