A hive of spring activity

It wasn't a very hot day today but the bees were out in full force. And busy as only bees can be. The plant by the fence was "BEE CENTRAL" How on earth do those tiny flowers provide nectar for such fat bees? Incoming!I'm off! When you think about it, bees do look comical when … Continue reading A hive of spring activity

An artist date in the woods near me

If you go down in the woods todayYou're sure of a big surpriseIf you go down in the woods todayYou'd better go in disguise! Hmmm, I rather like going as me, thank you. On my own, with my camera. Although it sometimes feels uncomfortable as it did last week. I felt conspicuous. There were loads … Continue reading An artist date in the woods near me

Scout & Scarlet

The two young Jack Russell's stand with one leg bent, poised to run. Unblinking, their liquid brown eyes are fixed on the well-chewed ball in my hand. I throw it and they bolt after it milliseconds after it leaves my hand. Scarlet (the female with wiry fur and red ears) skids through the grass, scattering … Continue reading Scout & Scarlet

A single tulip: Regular Random

Five minutes with a mature tulip in J's garden. This post is for the Regular Random tag (see below for more details). Six divisions in the brown area - one for each leaf.  Three pointy bits on the stamen. A perfect mandala in the centre of this vibrantly coloured flower. One leaf that droops. The … Continue reading A single tulip: Regular Random

Foto Friday: Lamenting a loss of connection

Friday 23rd March 2019, England, Day 49 I follow David du Chemin's blog and receive his Contact Sheet emails. David is a charismatic photographer with an outlook on life and photography that I admire, and which echoes my own. He describes himself as: a world & humanitarian photographer, author, adventurer, and entrepreneur. I want to … Continue reading Foto Friday: Lamenting a loss of connection

Transitions: Experiencing Africa as Africa

South Africa: 18th January 2019 Siri fees Lucy the horse and she uses her left hoof to tip the plastic bowl over. She prefers to eat her feed of the dusty ground rather than out the bowl. She has been whinnying in grief most of the night. Yesterday, her companion, Gypsy drifted off to horse … Continue reading Transitions: Experiencing Africa as Africa