Snowmageddon…

Over the last week we’ve had rather a lot of snow here in the UK (I love snow by the way). ๐Ÿ˜€

The weather system that caused this was mainly from Siberia and brought very cold winds and lots of snow, although I have to say that we were lucky here in the South-east UK and didn’t get the worst of it.

It is really important that in the freezing cold temperatures to put as much food and water out for all different forms of wildlife in the garden; I managed to get some photographs too, so this is really a bit of a photo-blog. ๐Ÿ™‚

This robin loves the fat ball ring feeder and can be quite possessive by chasing off some of the smaller birds.

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Autumn Sights

I went out with my camera on Friday and enjoyed a morning with nature and fresh air. ๐Ÿ™‚

It was a bit frosty but lovely, crisp and beautiful when I stumbled upon this lovely sight.

It was great to look at the various colours – yellows, browns, oranges and all the different hues of colour on the trees as the sun was just starting to rise. ๐Ÿ™‚

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Blooming in Spring

The garden is in full spring colour at the moment and I thought I would post a few photographs of it. ๐Ÿ™‚

I took this yesterday, it’s a picture of one side of our small front garden. The tulips have all come out in spectacular reds and whites, we have hyacinths of various colours and the daffodils are still just hanging on too! ๐Ÿ™‚

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Big Garden Birdwatch 2017 (my results)

Over this last weekend and indeed today has been the RSPB’s annual Big Garden Birdwatch. This is a great citizen science project to see how the state of the birds of the UK’s gardens are doing. I really enjoy taking part in this and have done for a good while now. ๐Ÿ™‚

All you need is to count the most amount of each single species of bird in your garden over a period of an hour.

Here’s a picture of a robin taken just after my count.

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Birdy Fun in the Cold

It’s been fairly cold in the south of the UK where I live, or at least cold for this part of the country. This has allowed me to get in lots of practice with my new lens over the last week or so even though the light on some occasions has been low and not very good to shoot photographs in.

This was taken yesterday afternoon.

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Delightful Dragonflies and Damselflies

Another photo blog as once again last week was very busy; I will get to writing and doing a bit more research on my subjects in the coming weeks (fingers crossed). ๐Ÿ™‚

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Oh deer, Oh deer…

Hello! Sorry I haven’t been around very much, I have been really busy through July with the garden and also I have been to France to help my sister out with her house there. So this will be a photo blog as I did some editing yesterday (first since I arrived back) and my eyes need a rest! ๐Ÿ˜€

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