I found this BBC show after another blogger talked about the actors riding sidesaddle. And after watching the first season, I am hooked. I love all the characters and the stories each one has. The characters live off beautiful land in a more genteel time. My husband calls it watching "my stories". I am looking forward to reading the books written by Flora Thompson in the 1940's on my Kindle. If you like realistic antique country life this is the show to watch and enjoy.
I happened to find this huge black beetle pondering across my neighbors basement floor. She almost weighed as much as a full spool of quilting thread and was the size of the palm of my hand. She is a black rain beetle and is a rare find indeed. They take 13 years to mature and both sexes emerge just before rain and fall to mate then burrow underground again. The female does not fly only the male, so that was why she was walking in the basement. She was the neatest bug I have found yet. I set her outside to find a mate in the woods.