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

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

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

A PHOTO A DAY HELPS …… Day 196, Tuesday

Some of the amazing variety of flies (11 species including various Hover Flies), bees and other insects all photographed on one day amongst the patch of wild flowers, especially on the Marjoram, in our garden. Some of the flies were only about 3mm long. (I'm sorry, I haven't yet found time to identify them all!) … Continue reading A PHOTO A DAY HELPS …… Day 196, Tuesday