The Photo Diary 13 / 52

Free range chickens

I’m in midst of preparing to move house this week so getting rather frantic and will keep this photo diary rather brief. As you can see this week’s diary is all about country and village life. We took care of our neighbour’s dogs again this past week which meant daily walks with them in the… Read More

Budding, Blooming, Dying – My Sunday Photo

Budding, blooming and dying Camellias

I love how Camellias add a splash of colour to the late winter and early spring garden landscape. Now they’re full of budding, blooming and dying flowers as they mark the change of the season. A huge thank you if you would consider nominating me in the #Bibs2015 Photo category. The nomination form is available here…. Read More

Adventurous Journeys at Wakehurst Place

Kids on Wakehurst Place trail

The plan was for me to take Luce, Theo and a friend on an educational tree walk around Wakehurst Place but they ended up having an adventurous journey instead. Near the start of the year iBeacons had been installed across the 500 estate as a pilot program at Kew’s two sites, Wakehurst in West Sussex and Kew… Read More

March – My Nature Notes

Rain drops on Iris

I was in a bit of a quandary on what to do for my March nature notes until I stopped to take pictures of a blossoming tree in the historic hilltop village of West Hoathly in the Sussex countryside. I then remembered that The Priest House had opened this month again after the winter.  I had… Read More

What is it about baby lambs?

Three little baby lambs

There are quite a few farms on the country road where we live in West Sussex. For the last few weeks Luce and Theo have been peering out of the car window whenever we’ve passed a field with sheep in the hope of seeing baby lambs. Well, spring has arrived! This weekend they spotted their… Read More

Good day he crows

Cockerel Rooster crows

  This is the cock – rooster – at the stables where my daughter rides. He’s rather noisy at times. This week he stood on a fence post in front of a door crowing while he basked in the sunlight. A huge thank you if you would consider nominating me in the #Bibs2015 Photo category. The nomination… Read More

The Photo Diary 12 / 52

Luce with rescued bunny

I’ve been in a bit of a panic ahead of the Easter holidays because we’ll be moving house. Only a couple miles from where we’ve been living but obviously rather lots to organise. I’m looking forward to future morning runs on this nearby road through the woods. Luce and Theo are rather worried about us… Read More

Pink and airy fairy

Wakehurst Place garden flowers trees and pheasant

What is it about the arrival of spring that makes me want to seek colour? And pink? Despite my daughter telling me this week that she no longer likes the colour of pink, I needed the solace of this shade in nature to reaffirm to myself that winter had gone away. Off I went for… Read More

A bird feeder party

Great tits on feeder

In January Luce and Theo helped rebuild and set up a broken bird feeder platform in our garden. We wanted to attract wild birds to our garden especially during the cold weather. Well, they came! Now the platform and the ash tree next to it is rather a social hubbub for birds. Soon a wild pheasant, who… Read More