Flowers at Floors

We have some very wet weather heading towards us from the south, so we decided to hit the north today, and visit the gardens at Floors Castle, Kelso, in the Scottish Borders. We had only occasional glimpses of the sun, but it stayed dry, so I call that a result. I love the gardens at … More Flowers at Floors

singing birds

The sun is shining, and the birds are starting to pair up. I’m not sure what these particular birds were, as I couldn’t see them clearly, but I could definitely hear them. Sorry for the wind noise, by the way.

monday verse: pigeons

On shallow slates the pigeons shift together, Backing against a thin rain from the west Blown across each sunk head and settled feather. from Pigeons by Philip Larkin We came across these pigeons in Paris, one freezing cold February. Seriously, I don’t think I’ve ever been so cold. They were huddled on this grate, taking … More monday verse: pigeons

weekly photo challenge: (extra)ordinary

   Starlings are very underrated birds. From a distance, they can appear to be rather drab and dull. Seen close to, however, they really are extraordinary, with a beautiful irridescent sheen to their plumage. They are also amazing mimics. The one in the photograph convincingly (and rather confusingly) imitated a level crossing warning, a mobile … More weekly photo challenge: (extra)ordinary