Over in Nut Wood, our little wildlife haven, at first glance it seems messy, almost derelict looking and nothing special. But to the little creatures that live there it's home and a refuge.
There are a few rabbits that see it as a sanctuary from the dogs in the morning , as long as Rosy doesn't spot them and they sit still they are safe in there, if they lose their nerve and make a dash across the paddock to the perceived safety of the big woodland it really is a run for their lives.
There are lots of insects that we can see, and no doubt many more that we never lay eyes on, but that go about their business day to day in amongst the wood chippings, trees, boulders, logs and tree stumps.
But I'm most pleased about the greenery that is starting to spring to life in the 'wildflower corner'. Yes, to most of us they are seen as weeds, but what is a weed if not a wildflower growing in the wrong place .... only these are growing in the right place :-)
A few little Buttercups ...
... and now at last the Poppies have decided to come to life.
Glorious red poppies ....
... and lovely deep pink poppies.
A splash of colour on a dreary autumnal day.
Have a good weekend.