0705/13th October 2022 It's that awkward time of year where the weather can't make up its mind. When I came in from my "rounds" this morning, I thought I should have to fetch back out a t-shirt, but before I got around to it, I was closing windows against a chill wind. Which was rather … Continue reading Road up
2212/13th June 2022 Precariously balancing on the shelf by our front window to take these photographs, guaranteed inferior results. But my previous attempt, employing the tripod, was almost disastrous. Tripods, like umbrellas were created for the express purpose of tripping people up. And getting left behind somewhere. In my opinion. Lily did self-service breakfast this … Continue reading Wonder or wander?
20th April 2022 There are Apps which can edit a photograph to look like a painting. I don't have one (that I'm aware of!), yet certain images appear not quite real. Snow on the Green Mountains gave the landscape perspective and nascent leaves lent a fuzzy texture to the trees. Red Maples added a deep … Continue reading Detours
27th March 2022 "Take that, you little stinker!" "...and this...now scram!" "Oh for Pete's sake will you two stop it!" "Trying to have a meal here!" "Toss me a bit down?" The cowbirds decided not to chance their luck on the suet and settled for a more dignified lunch with the sparrows. Starlings are a … Continue reading Stinker!
0715/26th March 2022 Such a promising start... Even the Moon was smiling... . Oh! Looking through last year's photographs I am struck by how colourful they were by comparison to our currently drab vista, the single bright patch being the snow shovel. . Far too soon to tidy the shovel away. The photograph on left … Continue reading 20,21,22
0813/13th March 2022 The darker our world becomes, the more I seem to seek beauty in the little things. Snow on top of a solar light. A hole in the snow Squirrel tracks in the pristine, glinting snow How I wished I could capture the sounds of the early morning. Birds seemed joyful to have … Continue reading Magic
0757/10th March 2022 Yesterday afternoon's sudden, unexpectedly heavy snowfall precipitated a frenzy at the bird feeders and a rare opportunity to get some photos while they were too preoccupied to notice me in the window. Oh, the squawking and scrabbling! "Wow, mate! Don't rock the boat!" Sparrows don't stand a chance when the bully-boys arrive, … Continue reading Frenzy
1306/9th March 2022 1129 1305 Personally, I prefer the later image! Snow was predicted but we rather scoffed at the idea when we went out this morning in light jumpers. "Too warm!" I said. But the world is white again. Overnight the bird baths froze so I made a "cake". Which then got dusted for … Continue reading Tails
25th February, 2022 Such a very simple thing in which to take such delight. As ever, the storm passed. Grant cast shovels-full of snow aloft where it emphasized the depth of blue above. There were also some new frost images to capture: There is so much comfort in Nature. But I don't want to be … Continue reading Raw
25th February 2022 Which one came first, the chicken or the egg? Brushing off the porch this morning I was mulling over what Grant and I had just been talking about and a song popped into my head: "If I ruled the world" If I ruled the world Every day would be the first day … Continue reading Chicken or egg?