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

uninvited guests

We seem to have some uninvited, though not necessarily unwelcome, guests taking up residence in the outside wall of La Petite Maison. We noticed a couple of bees buzzing around the house yesterday, and on closer inspection they were busily flying in and out of these little holes in the south-facing end wall. I assume that the holes must … More uninvited guests