Well, the British Summer has been wetter than usual, but this week we managed to get a couple of days off to coincide with some sunshine, and went to camp in the woods for a night...
This was the first time we'd both been camping there since I got a new phone, so we took advantage of it to set up a solar-powered woodland wifi hotspot, so Tracy could use her ipod and keep up to date on facebook!
We had a great dinner, cooked mostly on the BBQ:
Using our own charcoal of course
Here's the end result, including sweetcorn, chicken kebabs and halloumi cheese!
Of course, for taking photos of food I should really be using a new iPhone 5... :-)
After dinner we settled down around the fire for the evening...
As usual on a first night sleeping in the woods, we woke up early. As it was sunny, I wandered around getting some photos of the sun coming up...
Later in the morning we went to watch the wildlife. There were several flocks of a variety of small birds moving through the wood, though it's hard to get photos of them at this time of year, due to the leaves on the trees. I managed to catch this Robin briefly:
and then got several of a Treecreeper preening:
I also got these pictures, which at first I had thought were of the treecreeper too, but on closer examination I think they might be something else, though I'm not sure what...
Lots of insects around too, like this Red Admiral butterfly:
A Small White:
A Silver Y moth (thanks to Heather for the ID)
Loads of dragonflies:
and lots of bumble bees too:
When we were packing up the tent, we also rescued this cricket(?) from getting squashed:
and I found this weird insect, which looks like a bit of algae off a tree, trying to eat me:
And finally, insects are of course food for spiders...