Richard Bell's Wild West Yorkshire nature diary
Saturday, 14th April, 2007
AT LAST I’ve finished re-drawing all six maps for Walks around Newmillerdam. It’s a weekend, the weather is perfect but it had got to the stage where I had to plug away and get my booklet finished.
My arm is aching but all that re-drawing has been worthwhile. The new maps are clearer and the style seems to fit the publication.
At least I get coffee breaks and lunch breaks sitting out at the table on the patio. Peacock, comma, orange-tip and small tortoiseshell are on the wing.
A wren was tripping back and forth gathering beakfuls of moss from the edge of the pond and apparently building a nest at least two gardens away. Occasionally he’d stop to sing.
For breakfast, Scotch pancakes and dry-cured smoked bacon went well with a
generous drizzle of No.1 medium maple syrup, one of several
grades that Richard and Mary Bell brought for us from Canada.