Cherry on the Top, in Dorset – WPC

Those little extra things that make a good thing better…

DSCF6490Happy as a pig in muck, they say, but a puddle of your own and a bezzie mate to share it with… the cherry on the top.

DSC_0086It’s lovely to attract birds to the garden, but a greater spotted woodpecker is …

DSC_0007only bettered by a nonchalont pheasant, strolling around whilst I warm up the crockpot…Ā  only joking…

DSC_0132And when the bird table attracts the local squirrels, well that’s really the cherry on the top…

IMG_3211as is the same squirrel adorning our already flourishing flower tub.

To see other cherries on the top, click on the Weekly Photo Challenge.

About Sandra

I used to cruise the French waterways with my husband four or five months a year, and wrote fiction and poetry. Now I live on the beautiful Dorset coast, enjoying the luxury of being able to have a cat, cultivating an extensive garden and getting involved in the community. I still write fiction, but only when the spirit moves me - which isn't as often as before. I love animals, F1 motor racing, French bread and my husband, though not necessarily in that order.
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20 Responses to Cherry on the Top, in Dorset – WPC

  1. Ohhh, I love your cherries on top. Yes, Yes, to life and all those little extras that make it wonderful.


  2. Beautiful pictures, real cherries! :o)


  3. Sandra, it makes me happy to see these photos and think of the joy you’re taking in your new location!



  4. Gorgeous ‘cherries’, Sandra. They made me smile. šŸ™‚


  5. Graham Lawrence says:

    Beautiful pics. My favourite is the woodpecker šŸ™‚


    • Sandra says:

      Thanks Graham. I’d only ever seen a green woodpecker before. Our ‘little book of birds’ is getting well and truly dog-eared. Now I can also identify the nuthatch, dunnock and am sorting out the differences between the various finches. šŸ™‚


      • Graham Lawrence says:

        Brings back memories of birdwatching as a kid. Nowadays I hear more than I see and would love to recognize bird calls. I suppose there must be an app for that:)

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  7. Sue says:

    Love your photos! šŸ™‚


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  9. jwdwrites says:

    Hi Sandra I absolutely love squirrels but I am curious have you been holidaying in Dorset? Just curious because I live in Christchurch!


    • Sandra says:

      No, we’ve moved to Dorset, jwd. We’re in Harmans Cross, close to Swanage. A very rural location but about 3 miles from the sea. It’s beautiful. We stayed at Christchurch whilst doing our reccies around the south coast last year. Loved the clifftops there.


      • jwdwrites says:

        How lovely, we are practically neighbours now! šŸ˜€ We were at Kimmeridge bay yesterday, it’s beautiful, there is a lot to see in that area.


        • Sandra says:

          I’ve not been there yet. So many beautiful places to see. The road to Kimmeridge from Corfe is where the Margaret Green Animal Sanctuary is located. I volunteer there a couple of times a week and that’s where the photos of the two pigs, Bangers and Mash (!), was taken. šŸ™‚

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  10. mukhamani says:

    Beautiful šŸ™‚


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