WATCHING SHARDS OF ICE GROWING ON THE POND

Our little pond and new stream continue to provide unending interest in this cold weather as the beautiful ice formations and patterns are always changing.   Here are a few of the strange shapes around the stream. Yesterday, I noticed that shards of ice were growing very slowly from the edges of the pond so … Continue reading WATCHING SHARDS OF ICE GROWING ON THE POND

REFLECTIONS ON PRAYING FOR UGANDA in the run-up to the Presidential Elections

Archbishop Lwanga has called all Ugandans to pray and fast for three days (starting today, 4th January) as the country prepares for the Presidential and Parliamentary Elections on 14th January. Uganda is the country of my birth, my second home. Many of my best friends live there and I visit every year. I care about … Continue reading REFLECTIONS ON PRAYING FOR UGANDA in the run-up to the Presidential Elections

Lisa’s Weekly BIRD CHALLENGE: Birds with BLACK FEATHERS

  Lisa's challenge this week is BIRDS with BLACK FEATHERS. There are so many birds with black feathers, so I am going to limit myself to Corvids and Seabirds. I'm still going to indulge myself (if not all of you!) When going through my photos, I was very tempted to slip in one or two … Continue reading Lisa’s Weekly BIRD CHALLENGE: Birds with BLACK FEATHERS

Lisa’s Weekly BIRD CHALLENGE: Birds in Our Own Backyard (Garden)

Lisa's challenge this week is birds in our own gardens. She lives in Florida, so her birds are very different from ours. We live in the middle of England on a housing estate near the edge of the small town of Loughborough. Our garden is small (smaller than a tennis court) but we have a … Continue reading Lisa’s Weekly BIRD CHALLENGE: Birds in Our Own Backyard (Garden)

A PHOTO A DAY HELPS …… Day 200, Saturday – End of an Era

  Our Garden Pond Life - a real blast for my 200th and last "Photo a Day " Blog! We wouldn't be without a pond. Small as it is, it attracts birds and insects for bathing and drinking as well as being home to so many little creatures.   Perhaps the most beautiful pondlife are … Continue reading A PHOTO A DAY HELPS …… Day 200, Saturday – End of an Era

A PHOTO A DAY HELPS …… Day 199, Friday

Photos of some of our harvests over the years. It's surprising what you can get out of  a small garden! It varies from year to year which fruit trees and bushes do well and which produce less. We no longer have the cherry, quince and damson trees.   I'm running out of days, so will … Continue reading A PHOTO A DAY HELPS …… Day 199, Friday

Lisa’s Weekly BIRD CHALLENGE: OWLS

  Lisa's Challenge this week is OWLS So here are my photos - once again, mainly from other countries as I haven't often seen owls in this country. We have periods when we hear Tawny Owls around our house for a few weeks - and then nothing for months. I have occasionally seen them on … Continue reading Lisa’s Weekly BIRD CHALLENGE: OWLS