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?
0823/18th February 2022 There is just no keeping up with this winter. Rising at our normal time yesterday, we looked out on a damp and muddy, brown and gloomy sight that I had no desire to photograph. Ten minutes later, winter returned. Which cheered me immensely. It also caused something else to happen. Grant peered … Continue reading Happy, sad…
0711/7th February 2022 The narrowest gap in yesterday morning's cloud encouraged the Sun to force its way through. And early birds took to the air, calling out. "You cannot hold me back!" said the Sun. Soon the distant hills came into view... ...and the nearby ridges were bathed in light. Off we went for the … Continue reading “Come back, please”
6th February 2022 A new app on my iPad offers unlimited and widely diverse patterns to be created when I need a mindless distraction. It's what I desperately needed during my hospital fiasco! It's fun, something I can do with my increasingly useless hands while streaming a program on my computer. My hands do not … Continue reading Crime scene?