Category Archive: Animals & Nature

Stepping through the Fallen Leaves of Autumn

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DON’T FEED THE DUCKS

Well, I’ve always been a bit of a rebel.

A puppy walk on the beach

It was a brisk and windy day when we took the poodle puppies for a walk on the beach. I love a bracing walk in Autumn, it really blows the cobwebs away. I… Continue reading

Let sleeping puppies lie

A couple of weeks ago I went to visit my friend Corinna (of Cooking with Corinna fame) and we had a brilliant time playing with her two gorgeous miniature poodle pups, two energetic bundles… Continue reading

Oriental Lily in Bloom

Believe it or not, we have a heat wave in England. It’s a balmy  82°F  today, a welcome change from the chill drizzle we would normally expect at this time of year, and my oriental… Continue reading

Season of Mists and Mellow Fruitfulness

Autumn is my favourite season, and it was my grandfather’s favourite too. In fact, you couldn’t say “Autumn” without him booming out “SEASON OF MISTS AND MELLOW FRUITFULNESS” from wherever he was standing… Continue reading

Harvest Time

Autumn is always a busy time in the natural world, so much bounty to be gathered and stored before winter comes along. This afternoon I saw a farmer harvesting the hay in his… Continue reading

Becoming a Butterfly Breeder

Over the past couple of months, I have been learning how to become a butterfly keeper. I started off with no expectations from a pet insect, but to my surprise my relationship with… Continue reading

I Got Stripes

Here is nextdoor’s cat modelling this season’s must-have look – stripes.