Monday 22 August 2016

A Few Bumbles for 100,000 Views

I've now got through the 100,000 reads barrier, which may not seem a lot to some of my fellow bloggers here, but feels a lot to me, especially as once upon a time I thought I'd never get to that kind of number of views.

No money made out of blogging for me then!

So, after a very stiff and sore weekend of playing cricket, I've just managed to fit in very slow runs and a few walks, seeing what was about on a dull, mizzley day but with a strong, warm wind blowing. You can feel the heatwave building for later in the week.

Because the weather has been dull, not many butterflies about; they've not done well this year have they? But lots of bees of various species have been around on the various flowers I encounter, with common carder bumbles being very numerous.

The local urban farm on Clay Lane seems to be getting busier and busier; not sure what the deal is here, but there are more and more calves, horses, ponies and donkey / mules down there...quite the menagerie now.

Here's to the next 100,000 readers!


All text and images copyright CreamCrackeredNature 22.08.16


  1. Wonderful, dreamy landscapes and cute critters.
    Congratulations on the 100,000 views! Hope the next 100,000 comes to you soon. :)

  2. Yikes 100,000 views! Only in my dreams ;o). Congratulations Si.

  3. Nice one Si! Congratulations on your 100,000 and increasing by the second/ minute/hour views!

    Butterflies certainly do not appear to have done well this summer.

  4. Thank you all for your comments, always plenty to see.

  5. Well done on reaching the 100,000 Simon :) Agree with your comment about butterflies - will be interesting to see the results of the Big Butterfly Count.

    1. I think only meadow brown and ringlet in summer, and orange tip in spring, have been in good shape. Common blues non-existent, very few peacocks and the other second flighters from this time of year.