Sunday, 24 October 2010

English Weather

Photos Copyright: Maggie May

Just lately, the weather in our part of England has been very unpredictable.
The heating was put on last week as it went very cold.
Yesterday it was raining cats and dogs.
Now it is sunny and quite pleasant but there is a coldish wind outside. Beautiful weather for a walk as long as you are well wrapped up.
Inside our house, it is a bit hot with the heating on.
Seems to be an in between time.


Today Harry and I walked through some open ground that is called a Common and this is for everyone to use.
However, just on the other side of these trees, there is a plan to build dozens of dwelling places..... houses, flats etc.
There are partitions to sign against the use of this space for yet more homes. I know there is a shortage of affordable housing, but do we really have to lose all our green open spaces? And will they really be affordable? I doubt it some how.
Whatever happens, I really hope these trees will not be cut down.

Whichever way you look at it, these two rabbits are definitely bonding.
Ash doesn't bother much with the rest of his cage now, but prefers to sit next to Lily.
Lily is just as bad and doesn't often leave Ash's side.
She has learnt to pee in her tray now and in time will learn to do her little poos there too. This seems to be difficult for her to grasp at the moment, but I am glad about the wees because that is more tricky to clean up.
Harry and I carried them to the settee today and set them side by side because they seemed to be getting on so well with each other in their cages. Lily stayed put, but Ash realised that he was free and his main interest was to get behind the settee which I didn't think was a good idea at all. Lily was forgotten about.
Things are going well, so far though, as its very early days.
I will continue to keep them apart, except for little excursions.
Watch this space.






31 comments:

Mary G said...

They make a lovely pair!
We have five consecutive days of either wet snow or rain forecast and the temp here is just marginally above 0 C. Yuck!
At the moment the city where my daughters live (Ottawa) is threatened with a huge complex of shops and flats to be built on the site of the old fair grounds and adjacent parks. My younger daughter walks her dog in one of these parks and is just furious. Don't blame her - or you. We have so little access to nature in our cities.

Happy Frog and I said...

Thank you for sharing your experiences with your lovely rabbits, I am enjoying it very much. Oh and thank you very much for your comment as well. It seems to be a day of weather related posts and there is nothing wrong with that! :-)

Ann Best said...

I so hate to see the developments encroach on the green!! "Progress" isn't a particularly happy thing when nature suffers.

Thanks for stopping by my blog today. As we are close to the same age, we do have similar memories of those times without television, etc.!!! I often long for that "slower" and more "gentle" time.

Ayak said...

I'm enjoying reading about Ash and Lily's progress..keep the photos coming!

Eddie Bluelights said...

Bonding well together, great. As I read I imagined Elvis singing, "I'm gonna stick like glue, baby, 'cause I'm stuck on you!" LOL

She doesn't look much smaller does she? Nice couple. Hugs ~ Eddie

Nora said...

What a great little pair they make, Maggie. It looks like they're bonding already. It's cute how they sit side by side in the pen. I hope it all works out great. I think I will have Tyke neutered too so he will leave Gandhi alone. He's a pest.

Development, argh! They do take the best places, don't they?

Mimi said...

Lovely post,Maggie.
Weather is the same here, though tonight is quite cold, I've the heating on AND the fire lit! Or maybe I'm just enjoying that freedom feeling that Ash knows about- in my case, school's out for a week! So, enjoying the absence of "race against time" which is my usual Sunday, trying to get everything ready for the upcoming week.
Your 2nd photo of the trees is just stunning. It would be a terrible pity if they were cut down, so here's an alternative - Those people would be very welcome to buy some of the thousands and thousands of surplus houses over here.
Glad Ash and Lily are getting on!

secret agent woman said...

It's a mistake to use up all the green space.

And look how cute the bunnies are cuddled up through the cage wire!

Jinksy said...

I wonder whether they are keeping close for warmth? I could understand that in this weather, even for a furry bunny! LOL :)

Dimple said...

I thought of the difference between boys and girls when you described Ash and Lily on the settee. Quiet girl doing what she's told, but boisterous boy running off to explore new worlds regardless!

Brian Miller said...

ha. fun that they sit by each other...been hot here today...about 20 degrees more than they predicted...

Grumpy Old Ken said...

Nice little post, winters coming, perish the thought!

Jules~ said...

Lily and Harry continue to be an adorable fluffy pair of cuteness. I can just imagine their soft ticklish fur under your chin with a snuggly hug.
And trees making way for affordable housing...I agree. At least some of the trees need to stay. I think everyone needs the opportunity to walk through their shade and dream dreams.

God bless your day today.

Hilary said...

I hate the thought of losing those beautiful trees too. If they do build, I hope they will incorporate the trees into the plans.

The rabbits are just darling. I look forward to reading more about them.

Bernie said...

Oh they are so cute Maggie, and I love that they are keeping close.
I hope they don't cut down those trees, they are so lovely. Like you I hate to see our green areas go by the wayside. Hope you are both well my friend....:-) Hugs

david mcmahon said...

Unpredictable? Try Melbourne, my home town - four seasons in one day, several days a year!

But I wouldn't change a thing!

Lakeland Jo said...

Laughing at Ash' dash for behing the sofa as soon as free. Typical eh?
Its not to hot in our house with the heating on. I know I am not terribly mobile just now but the rest of the family assure me it is just darned chilly!!

Teacher's Pet said...

What stately trees!
And...I can't get over how much Ash and Lily have grown. They are sooo beautiful!!!!!

Bina said...

I hope you get to keep the trees, too.

And those bunnies are so darn cute! How old are they?

Rose said...

How funny that Ash forgot all about Lily once he was free. Does he chew on things? Our Buddy once found the computer, and I wound up having to buy a new mouse because he ate through the cable:)

I do hope you are successful in preventing the development of this land--what a shame it would be to cut down those beautiful old trees. We have the same problem here in the U.S.--more and more farmland is being turned into housing and business developments, while older buildings in the heart of town stand empty.

Akelamalu said...

It is a shame to lose green space for housing but I suppose with the housing shortage it's inevitable.

Lily and Ash look as they they're going to be good friends. :)

Sniffles and Smiles said...

Maggie, these photographs are beautiful!!! I LOVE the one with the trees lined up and the shadows!!! Fine art!! And Ash is so handsome and Lily? Adorable!!! So glad they are taking to one another!!! Sorry your weather has been bad...Hope you are able to find some lovely indoor activities!! ~Janine XO

aims said...

Those trees are stunning Maggie! How I would hate to think they might cut them down too.

There is a church on the corner here that had lovely trees in the one corner of their huge lot - close to us. They pulled all of them out! And they were big!

They proceeded to grass the area and now - 3 years later - have planted trees again. What a waste!

VioletSky said...

They are so cute sitting side by side in their respective cages!

And then all those people in the new housing will have nowhere to go to get out in the sun and fresh air. Unless they drive somewhere else.

Cheshire Wife said...

I hope that things are not getting too hot for the rabbits!

Strawberry Jam Anne said...

Aah - they look so sweet sat together like that - bonding for sure. Pretty little things.

Our weather is like yours at the moment Maggie and we're not sure what do about the heating either. A x

Brian Miller said...

ack. we need more trees...

the bunnies are adorable...

ladyfi said...

Those trees are fabulous! As are those adorable rabbits...

RNSANE said...

Bunny love is so sweet and they do look adorable snuggling together.

It would be a tragedy is your lovely Common area were disrupted by bulldozers and "progress" - how can it be progress to rob you all of a chance to be out in the greenery and breathing fresh air. I know people need housing but, surely, they can, at the very least, maintain that area for the public to use.

Leovi said...

Precious rabbits. A greeting.

Hadriana's Treasures said...

Glad you liked your award Maggie. You deserve it! Love the rabbits. Hxx