Archive for the ‘The Great Outdoors’ Category

Goosey Goosey


The children had a day off school today – and for once we had glorious sunshine, so we went to Birdworld. Not that I have a thing about reflections or anything, but I loved this picture of the chatty geese. Advertisements

I took this a week or so ago, before we had all the vile snow. I was taking some pictures of the frosty morning – the light was exceptional – and my shadow just caught my eye, falling across the driveway like that. The small pink highlight in the corner is my littlest, who just […]

I’ve been looking for an excuse to post this! Lemurs at Marwell ZOO, taken a while ago, but given the weather today (more vile snow), I know just how they feel. More takes on the letter Z at ABC Wednesday

Surrey Snow


Our world is black and white today – at least until you look really hard for the colours. We enjoyed our snow day today.

Extreme weather here! This morning, it looked like this: But now we have this: I don’t think we’ll be going to school tomorrow – it’s forecast to keep on going all night! YAY! For more worlds on Tuesday, click here

We went rockpooling at low tide on Exmouth beach, and Honey caught a crab … I photographed it in her bucket with pretty low expectations. I certainly wasn’t expecting this bit of translucent magic. YAY!

Can you see a duck on this stream? Just fabulous, with the shafts of sunlight piercing the full-leaved summer canopy, and the mix of mirror-reflections and dark shadows and brilliant spotlights. A little gem of a stream, hidden away behind the East Budleigh Village Hall (East Devon).

Taken at Budleigh Salterton in East Devon (yep, on holiday again 😉 ), at low tide where the River Otter feeds into the sea.

It doesn’t quite do justice to the colours or the way the sun outlined the billowing clouds, but I do like this picture of today’s beautiful sunset. I was bringing the washing in and even though it was starting to rain, I had to run for my camera to at least try to catch it.

Ivy League


On a blackberry ramble in the woods where we live ….