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1 May

 
Today we went to the Petts Wood May Fayre. On the left is the new May Queen, with pages and maids in green. She rode along in an open top car at the head of the parade, behind the drumming band. Behind them was the Orpington May Queen and her retinue.

 
There was a funfair in the car park. We got there early and later on it was packed with people.

 
Stalls everywhere with games, food and things to buy. The Orpington Beekeepers Association always bring their bees in a glass box, and lots of honey items to buy. The queen bee is the one at top left with a white dot. May Queen and Bee Queen!

 
What a great surprise, a display of dinosaurs in the village hall gardens. These baby dinosaurs are sitting in a cage, waiting for their turn to be taken around and greet the children.

 
We all had to shout for Dexter to come out from the tent. He is very big and lifelike. All the children were safely behind the rope barrier! He was very well behaved, but he did like to investigate various people in between following orders from the Dinosaur Wranglers in the orange coats. I hope they come back next year. You can see them on the Rent A Dinosaur website http://rentadinosaur.co.uk


Back home, I found the wood pigeon having a bath, which consists of: long soak, lean to the left with right wing up, lean to the right with left wing up, then ...


... a splash, a shake and a quick preen. I think the wing-ups are to get the rain under them, but this "puddle" is not a rain one. Now it's time for me to change the bathwater, as the other birds will be drinking it!

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2 May


Dino was delighted with the photos and video of Dexter at the May Fayre. He insisted that I take a photo of him with his books, so it is clear who is the most intelligent and educated dinosaur in Orpington. He can't really compete in size with Dexter!

9 May

 
All the spring flowers were a whole month early, and daffodils came out at the end of February. This very late little lone daffodil is still out in the beginning of May and I think it will last another week. There are loads of bees on the cotoneaster bush. It is just behind he garden bench so you have to not mind them if you sit there. They are only interested in the flowers anyway, so they are no bother.

 
This is the shallow birdbath that the smaller birds like. We were sitting quietly in the greenhouse and zoomed in to get this photo of the robin having a good splash around.

12 May


Here are the kneeler pad "lily leaves" that we made for the winter when there are no real ones. Now the real ones beginning to grow. I have already removed some of the foam ones, and these others will come out later on.


The goldfish are all heading for the bits of bread. The quickest fish gets the biggest bit! Mostly they have the proper fish food pellets, and they like to poke around in the plants for other snacks. Sometimes they jump up to get a passing fly.

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