Throwback Thursdays: 4

A weekly series when I revisit old photographs Last weekend was annual Garden Birdwatch survey in UK, the idea being to allocate 1 hour over the weekend and count all the birds in the garden during that time. Results are then sent to Royal Society for Protection of Birds who Read more…

What does a damselfly weigh?

WordPress Photo Challenge: Weight(less) Common Blue Damselflies: These little creatures are about the size of a needle you’d use to sew on a shirt button. I had no idea what they’d tip the scales at, so for this challenge I googled, “What does a damselfly weigh?”. Estimates varied between zero Read more…

Blogging 101: Throwback Thursdays: 1

I’ve joined in with the worldwide blogging community take part in a WordPress course called Blogging 101. The aim of this course is to encourage/enthuse/energize/educate participants and basically improve our blogging. So far I’m enthused, energized, encouraged and teetering on the brink of being educated. (As a colleague of mine Read more…

Butterflies’ Eyes

In response to The Daily Post’s weekly photo challenge: “Close Up.” There are few things better than going out on a sunny day with the intention/hope of looking a butterfly straight in the eye. It doesn’t always work out but it’s so rewarding when it does. Orange-tip butterflies are amongst Read more…

The Force and How to Withstand It.

In response to The Daily Post’s weekly photo challenge: “Forces of Nature.” I’ve never forgotten the sight of this heron standing perfectly still as the full force of the River Clyde pushed past it. It was at the foot of a weir at New Lanark, up near the Corra Linn Read more…

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