0700/12th October 2021 It would have been a pretty sunrise this morning but the fog/mist still lingers, day after day. Soon, instead of dew it will be frost and the world will have a different look. The only problem I have with frost is that it makes manipulating the camera a bit awkward. As far … Continue reading Nature in charge
0644/3rd October 2021 Glancing out the window at 6.45 this morning, I was compelled by the little silver speck to go and take it's picture: It was not cold this morning, so I decided to watch the developing spectacle. Most of the annoying nibblers are gone, so I strolled around on the newly mown grass, … Continue reading Whoops
October 1st 2021 When I downloaded this image, I immediately saw it as a pilgrim, on his knees, wearing a flat-topped hat, extending his arms with an offering on a tray, to his deity, Queen Bee, sitting on her rose-coloured pad, beneath a floral umbrella. Other pilgrims are queuing with their offerings. Perhaps I should … Continue reading Marigold
1843/24th September 2021 When the setting sun reaches a certain angle, it lights up the distant hills while the rest are already cloaked in shadow. At this time of year I stay close to the window and also keep my ears pricked for the calls of geese.. It's the lovely, mournful sound of Fall. That … Continue reading The greatest Artist
20th September 2021 Because our resident groundhogs made short work of the seedlings I attempted to grow last Spring, Grant went out and got a huge bag of mixed wildflower seed. It was so slow in growing, I'd given up all expectations but in August a variety of green shoots began to appear, unmolested! Creating … Continue reading Fiddleneck
1935/23rd August 2021 1944/23rd August 2021 Rainbows are becoming a daily event in these parts but it's always the light that follows which is so amazing and last night was particularly dazzling, otherworldly almost. A surprisingly and much welcomed good night's sleep helped motivate me to attempt a little light gardening this morning, before the … Continue reading Resentful!
0750/15th August 2021 The Cambridge balloon festival takes place in the Spring, but has been cancelled for the past two years, so it was a surprise this morning, when this one drifted into view. Going outside to snap a picture, I heard the "whoosh, whoosh" of the burner as the balloon descended to land behind … Continue reading Sunday surprises
18th July 2021 It rained a lot in the night again, but we are not quite as submerged as this picture maybe suggests! Raindrops always fascinate me and this is simply rainwater caught in a spiderweb. Spiderwebs are neat too, of course. My camera finds pictures in the simplest things. These are grasses blowing in … Continue reading Surprises
7th July 2021 Playing with the macro lens, I made new friends: They were no more cooperative than my larger pals. Japanese Lady Beetle. It is said that meeting one of these is a sign that your creative pursuits will bring prosperity in the future. Also to make use of your vivid imagination. Well then! … Continue reading Wee things
May 9th 2021 Sunday. It started out as usual. Cats pounding up and down the stairs. Loud retching, which I've decided is all an act because every day I go looking for hairballs or piles of vomit and there is never a sign of anything. They just want us to get up and produce breakfast. … Continue reading “Universal” lessons?