Weird Weather

Today (Monday the 16th October) in the UK we have had ex-hurricane “Ophelia” battering parts of Ireland, Northern Ireland and some other parts of the UK.

I live in the Southeast corner of England and we have had some strange weather conditions created by the ex-hurricane.

As you can see the photographs of the sun is extremely red and it appears very dark although it was only 3:30 or so in the afternoon when I took this.

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About Time for a Blog

Hello, it’s been a while since I posted and there are a lot of things that have been going on.

First things first, I must apologize for not updating you; a family member died suddenly, I was shocked and didn’t really feel like blogging, after that a close family friend had a life saving operation on her heart recently, so it’s been a bit frantic (especially for an introvert like me).

I do have some pictures for you that were taken some time ago and have been edited though.

These two photographs are of a male Kestrel near where I live. πŸ™‚

They are fabulous birds of prey and I wish that I could have managed to get a photograph of them hovering as they are looking for prey.

This squirrel was a visitor in our garden throughout the summer, I left out a supply of nuts in the tree and it didn’t seem to come to any of the feeders and pinch the birds or other mammal food that I left out. πŸ™‚

I will try in the coming weeks to get a more updated blog out about the garden; I hope everyone is enjoying the late summer/autumn?


My Garden Oasis

Hi, I thought I would explain why I hadn’t been blogging recently.

A family member and someone I was very close to unfortunately had bone cancer (which is incurable) and passed away earlier this month; I have been doing a lot of thinking, especially about that person and thinking about a very close friend and someone I care about a lot that I haven’t been able to talk to since November 5th 2014.

My garden has become my little oasis and being an introvert this has helped me come to terms with the death of that family member and get back to my old self again. I am going to start blogging properly again when I have sorted out and edited some of the photograph’s I have taken while I’ve been away.

We have blue tits in our nesting box on the conservatory and this is a shot I managed to get (edited today).

I hope everyone is ok and in good health and enjoying the spring. πŸ˜‰

New Camera Lens

I have recently brought a new camera lens, which is why I haven’t really posted since before Christmas.

Getting used to this lens (especially as it’s quite an expensive one) has been a good learning curve as well as being able to get out and about in my local woods and park. πŸ™‚

Here’s a few of the shots I have taken.

This was on a very frosty morning; the lake had frozen in large parts and the birds were having trouble keeping their feet underneath them. This Black headed gull was trying stay upright and I just managed to capture it coming into land on the slippery surface of the lake.


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Getting Out and About Again

As most of you know who follow my blog I have now finished and passed my exams. πŸ™‚ Over the last 2 weeks or so this has enabled me to get back to my photography and going out and about with my camera (sorry this will be a bit of a photo blog). πŸ™‚

I have several pictures of Black headed gulls in our local park.


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Exams Update…

Hello everyone! πŸ™‚

Well I have good news, I am now re-certified after passing all 3 of my exams and that means I have another 3 years until I do it all over again. πŸ™‚

I have had a week and a half of getting over them and re-energizing my batteries (reading new books and watching DVD’s) as well as taking my camera out over the last week – something I haven’t done since I wanted to focus on my studying.

I will leave you with a little teaser for a forthcoming blog! πŸ˜€