Tag Archive: Nature

The Song Thrush Returns

When I was a child we used to have a pair of song thrushes nesting at the very back of the garden among all the overgrown old trees and hedges. As the years… Continue reading

The first butterfly of summer… already?

The days are getting a little warmer now in Britain, but the nights are still freezing. It looks like Spring may be just on the horizon, especially now we have a few scattered… Continue reading

Let Sleeping Foxes Lie

This is the magical creature who lives at the bottom of our garden. He is a refined gentleman, highly intelligent, and partial to an afternoon nap (but only if it’s not raining). Today… Continue reading

Morning Dew

It’s a wet, cold (or “bracing” as we like to call it), and thoroughly damp day here in Britain. Although it’s not always the most cheery of atmospheres, if you look closely you’ll… Continue reading

Summer Strawberries

I was browsing through my camera and I came across this photo from the summer – it seems almost unimaginable that Britain is warm enough to grow strawberries when the weather is so… Continue reading

Absolute Carnage at the Duck Pond

When I was little my parents used to take me to feed the ducks, and now that I’m a grown up I really enjoy the serenity and calmness of visiting the duck pond.… Continue reading

A child minding dilemma

Originally posted on John Knifton:
(An extract from my old birdwatching diary “Crippling Views”) Saturday, June 11, 1988 I walk back home from the local newsagents, my eyes peeled as always for the odd…

A Cold Day on the River Wear

Taken with my ancient, good old reliable Panasonic Lumix DMC-FX9 with a Leica lens.

A Blackbird in the Snow

It’s all very white, crisp, and cold here this morning in Britain. I guess a little bit of snow makes a nice change from incessant rain, but a lot of snow can be… Continue reading