Adding Light

This photo was taken in a forest on the west coast of Scotland about five years ago and was remarkable for the mossy layer covering around and bark - extraordinarily atmospheric. More recently, I happened to be reminded of Terry Pratchet's "Wee Free Men" and for some reason this image bubbled to the surface [...]

2021-11-11T14:37:02-05:00Thursday, November 11, 2021|

An English Field

When we were in England a few weeks ago we chanced upon this quintessentially English field ... on a hot and sunny spring day. The field had cows, it had Crows and Magpies and swathes of assorted small, yellow spring flowers (not all of which were dandelions). For the most part the hedgerows had [...]

2018-05-29T13:54:17-04:00Tuesday, May 29, 2018|

England 2016 – a Photographic Sampler

Although not a birding trip, there are birds to be seen; rather more often there are gardens and vistas. The first ten days or so of May were spent visiting friends and family in England. Let it be said that this post is for our own amusement and reference but it has wider appeal, we [...]

2016-05-13T14:50:08-04:00Friday, May 13, 2016|

Spring start …

It's a month since anything was posted here ... the parallel birding journal has been busy ( but the long winter has meant that there hasn't been a lot to say about the garden for a while other than to once again record that is buried under snow. Well, finally, on our return from the [...]

2014-04-10T11:16:47-04:00Thursday, April 10, 2014|

Central European Lifers

41 Lifers from our recent trip to Austria and the Czech Republic. If you like this sort of thing you may be impressed - if you don't feel free to groan and roll your eyes ... here they are in order of sighting. But first, a "borrowed" picture of one of the stars of the [...]

2013-06-13T18:26:52-04:00Thursday, June 13, 2013|

Carpathian tour 2013 – Birds and Flowers.

**note:  this is an abbreviated trip report for the journal, an aide memoir for us and something preliminary to share with friends.  Accordingly, illustrations are minimal and representative - a more comprehensive (but well edited - we promise)  photo gallery and hopefully the usual limited selection of 'art' photos will be appearing later for anyone [...]

2013-06-09T10:47:09-04:00Saturday, June 8, 2013|
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