The sound of sparrows cheeping and chirping in hedgerows and on rooftops is one that always tends to bring a smile to your face. It’s hard to feel miserable while listening to their cheerful chatter. When you consider how loud they can sometimes be, you’d think that their populations were huge. Unfortunately, this is not … More How will you celebrate World Sparrow Day?
As the midwinter celebrations fade into memory, the new year settles into a haze of grey monotony – a progression of days shrouded in obscuring mist. But even amidst the gloom, an allure can be found if you open your eyes to the sight. Light will filter through even on the dullest of days. (Remember to … More January 2017
During December I again photographed the meadow, wooded area and stream in my village for Cardinal Guzman’s Monthly Changing Seasons challenge. With the busyness of Christmas preparations, along with an unseasonably warm but drearily overcast month, I only managed a handful of visits to my favourite place, but luckily those few walks gave me plenty of pictures! … More December 2016
I know I’ve been rather absent from my blog over the last week or so, and I apologise to everyone who’s comments I haven’t replied to. Unfortunately I seem to have fallen down the rabbit hole! I’ve read seven books of a series in a little over a week. And I still have several books to go. This is … More Sparrow Fledglings
This is my entry into Cee’s Black and White Challenge. This week’s theme is Crooked and Squiggly Lines which immediately brought to mind the many pictures of curious tree roots I have in my archives . I hope you like them. Writhing, coiling, serpentine formations slithering out of the darkness of concealing earth, tendrils stretching into sunlight in search of nourishment, longing for … More Cee’s B&W Challenge: Crooked and Squiggly Lines
This is my entry into Cee’s Black and White Challenge. This week’s theme is Lines and Angles. I hope you like them.
This post if for the Flash Fiction for Aspiring Writers (FFfAW) Challenge, run by Priceless Joy. The challenge is that you write a story of 75-175 words inspired by the photo prompt below. I hope you like it. The Weight of Tradition Genre: Fantasy Jinetra tugged on her beads as she watched the approaching shoreline. Why did … More FFfAW: The Weight of Tradition
I took these pictures as I was heading back to the village last week. They’re not the best quality as they were taken on my phone which, unfortunately, doesn’t have the best camera, and it was also quite a dull day. But I was actually quite lucky to get any shots at all! A week or so earlier I … More A Murmuration of Starlings