It's cooling down here at night, although the days have been sunny and bright and we're still waiting patiently (well, not so patiently on M's part!) for rain. Only a few veges ticking over in the garden, and we've just eaten the last of our watermelons. Very sad. They were so delicious.
On the animal front: Boris brought in his first mouse the other night and kindly let it go on our bed! He's obviously been watching my snide posts here about him only being able to catch computer mice (pic a few posts ago below)! I woke with M turning on the light, pulling all the bedclothes off me, and Boris jumping around like a kitten (and not his usual 8.5 kgs lazy self). Said mouse was quickly located by M between the duvet and the top sheet, and let go to live another day (unless one of the other cats gets lucky!). Apparently M had woken up with the mouse running up his leg! Boris was so proud! Go Boris! The wild ducks are returning to our ponds for the winter and spring breeding. They fight and bicker over nesting sites for the next 3 months. Quite a noisy process, especially when it's meant to be so quiet and peaceful here in the early mornings! The swallows who nest on our deck haven't left for the winter yet, but after raising 3 broods this summer they're probably too exhausted to fly anywhere. Our resident heron and her baby are still around, and with the water levels in our ponds so low because of the drought, they're finding easy pickings of eels and frogs and other bugs around the edges. The beautiful blue kingfishers have returned from wherever it is that they go to for a few months over summer. They're spectacular birds and it's so nice to hear their call again. They love it when M mows the lawns on the ride-on mower and swoop down behind him to see what treats have been brought to the surface, although with so little rain the lawn's looking more like the Gobi Desert at the moment.
Anyway, here are some cards I've made recently. Just playing with a couple of challenges to get my mojo working. It's been a bit slack lately! Isn't this little bird brad cute?
This one is for the WPlus9 colour challenge. I found it very difficult to combine these colours and am still not happy with the result.