John was up in the vegetable area digging up the potatoes yesterday because the rats have started raiding them. Tully had a field day although she didn’t catch anything, Ruger’s not allowed to try, he’s too big! When John went to put the potato tops on the compost he found this beautiful slowworm on the heap. It’s only the second we have found here and they are always welcome. Certainly much more than the rats!
All the heather is out on the heaths now and I borrowed a little to bring home to paint. Our honeymoon was in the Cairngorms and we had icing heather on our wedding cake and flowers in my bouquet and on the tables so it’s a special little plant for us. My first watercolour in far too long!