The bush crickets have been serenading us, there must be hundreds in the woods, zizzing in the hot and humid evening! Advertisements Continue reading The Chirpers are at it!
This was genuine and happened yesterday, most conveniently for the weekly challenge. I wandered out onto the balcony in the morning and looked down into the woods. Something was different. There was a splodge of purple that had never been there before. I got the camera. Time to zoom in … The colour reminded me … Continue reading Weekly Photo Challenge: Surprise
Our back door looks straight up the hill to the washing line. It’s tied to that spindly little oak. It’s quite a long steep bank and as you walk up you have to be very careful of wild flowers … More wild flowers … A few more … Then there are wild purple orchids … … Continue reading Careful Steps to the Washing Line
Squiggle either had a leaky roof last night, or else his bed needed a bit of extra padding. This morning he was out in the tree right next to our balcony gather materials for repairs. I took a sequence of shots and fortunately this time the windows were clean. Continue reading Bark-Stripping and Moss Theiving
For some reason in the last few months our red squirrels haven’t been visiting, and have had us a bit worried. Wonderful this morning to see this fat little girl on the windowsill, upsetting the birds as she tucks into their sunflower seeds. The pictures could be better if the housekeeper cleaned her windows more … Continue reading Squiggle is Back
The trees are nearly all bare and the leaves now carpet the forest floor. It must be time to get back to blogging after a few months off! Continue reading The Leaves are on the Ground
This week’s challenge: Share a photo inspired by a poem, verse, song lyric or story. The Spell of the Yukon by Robert W. Service ******* (*the second and the last, of the nine verses*) ******* No! There’s the land. (Have you seen it?) It’s the cussedest land that I know, From the big, dizzy … Continue reading Weekly Photo Challenge: Half Light
In the shadowy hedgerow the frost hangs around all day. Continue reading Frost Fronds
I love gnarled old trees and tree trunks and we have some wonderful ‘characters’ in our surrounding woods. Knotted and crooked and bent with age, ivy creeps from cracks, and hugs twisted arthritic branches, and small mammals, birds, and insects find perfect homes. Continue reading Trees and Trunks of Character
I’m Watching You! Continue reading Once I was a tree, now I’m a CROCODILE!
After getting the basics of using the FZ200 sticky-taped to my mind I dragged hubby out for a walk to experiment. These are a few of the results that I liked best. The Leica lens does seem to produce great quality pictures – when the camera-person gets the shots right! Water, tussocks, reeds and … Continue reading A Few Pics With the New Camera
Back in July we bought me a new camera which, due to the fact that it didn’t have a viewfinder, as hard as I tried I just couldn’t get on with it. I wrote this post at the time. After much humming and haa-ing and then much research I splurged and bought myself a Panasonic Lumix … Continue reading A New Camera!