One of our favourite pastimes is to watch the wildlife in the field next to our back garden, and we’ve noticed that as time goes by, birds, and small mammals, adventure closer to the house than they used to. I showed you a Greater Spotted Woodpecker a while back, and now Squirrels adventure into our … Continue reading Wildlife from our window
You’ve always been forthright. As a child it was charming, but now people avoid you. Today is your 21st birthday. You hand us a crude notebook, full of everything you’ve left unsaid. As we flick through every blank page, you express a wry smile. We look back with affection. (270 characters) This is my second … Continue reading Twittering Tales 130 (2.4.2019)
I took a photo in the garden the day before yesterday with my mobile phone, and although I was pleased with the result, I though the red was a little pinkish, and slightly unnatural. I decided to take a few more with my Mirrorless Sony (A7R), but when I loaded them into Lightroom I was … Continue reading Oh no, such a silly photographic error!
All about the Pines There was neither geometry nor symmetry in this little corner of the woods. The rustic wooden benches and stools looked sad and embarrassing to contemplate. But the majestic pines looked on. Running past on your Sunday jog, you wouldn’t take a second glance, but rather, avert your gaze whilst running alongside. … Continue reading Sunday Photo Fiction (31.03.19)
Twittering Tales #129 – 26 March 2019 The Bird Liberators are hanging empty cages in all major cities this weekend to remind us that caging has been a criminal offence since 2028. Their leader, Robin Perch, announced a rebrand, as the RoboBird Liberators, following a recent rise in the popularity of Robobird cagings. (279 characters) Through … Continue reading A fresh challenge – back to writing!
When we were living in Geneva we often had a Swiss Delicacy for Sunday Breakfast called a Tresse, which is a Pain Brioché (Milk Bread). It is a light soft bread with a light crunchy crust. It’s delicious with fresh butter and home made jam or honey. For a home made “Pain au Chocolat” I … Continue reading Yay it’s Sunday tomorrow!
I didn’t know that the real name for Amaryllis is Hippeastrum, but the one we bought last year, to bloom over Christmas, has just produced more flowers. Yay! So this year it’s honouring Mother’s Day too. I’ve taken a few up close, and personal photos. What do you think? Continue reading The Hippeastrum takes us by surprise!