Category Archives: Birds of a Feather

In The Presence Of A Hedgehog

George Washington Carver was an African-American botanist born into slavery somewhere around 1864 (the exact date of his birth is unknown).   He went on to receive many honours for his work, which ultimately helped teach poor, farming families how to … Continue reading

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Five Photos, Five Stories Challenge Day Two: Quail Eggs

During my children’s school years, I subscribed them to a variety of magazines and book clubs. My daughter’s favourite was The Magic School Bus club. Such excitment when every few weeks her package arrived containing all sorts of goodies: a … Continue reading

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Ephemeral: Longleat Safari Park

Transitory; brief; momentary; passing; cursory; short-lived; fleeting; temporary. All meanings behind the word ‘Ephemeral’. I think of all those times when I’ve attempted to photograph creatures great and small, specifically during a visit, a couple of years ago, to magnificent … Continue reading

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Put It In The Airing Cupboard And Have A Cup Of Tea

Greetings and the very best Happy New Year wishes to you all! I hope you had a truly wonderful Christmas.  Christmas for us was a lovely affair despite the crazy chaos of the build-up and yes, I was more than … Continue reading

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A Walk With Swans

Somewhere along the Jurassic Coastline of Dorset lies a shallow, salty body of water called Fleet Lagoon. Sheltered by Lyme Bay at Chesil Beach, it provides an ideal nesting ground for the world’s only managed colony of Mute Swans. In … Continue reading

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Weekly Photo Challenge: Dialogue

What I love about the Weekly Photo Challenge is the ideas it gives me, often completely out of the blue.  For instance, I thought I knew just which photos I was going to post for this week’s ‘Dialogue‘ theme until … Continue reading

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Weekly Photo Challenge: Twist For The House Martin

This week’s theme for the Weekly Photo Challenge is ‘Twist’. Krista asks: ‘This week, share a photo of something that says “twist” to you. It might be that perfect ice cream cone, a yummy bit of liquorice, or something unexpected … Continue reading

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Remembering 2001 and a Birthday Kingfisher

Do you remember where you were on the evening of September 10th, 2001?  I remember it well because I was quietly celebrating my birthday with my lovely children and their father having dinner at a local steak house in our … Continue reading

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Birds of a Feather & All That

As much as I love birds, particularly my Sweet Robin (yes, I am still completely obsessed with him), I prefer them as wildlife, outside, not inside as pets.  This is primarily because I have a real phobia of anything that … Continue reading

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My Cats & My Robin Enjoyed the Sunshine – How About You?

It is funny how things change in life.  From the age of ten, I grew up in a village in rural Suffolk and so spent many-a-day running across fields, walking in the nearby woods, climbing trees and such.  Of course, … Continue reading

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