Murmuration

And still the starlings come… (Please click on image to enlarge) They seem to have increased over the past month and now appear in their thousands. Shortly before sunset they perform their mesmerising aerobatic manoeuvres before heading off to their overnight roosting place. It’s surprising that they don’t collide with one another. One downfall to…

Wolf Moon

I popped outside on Sunday evening to capture the pink sky, but by the time I reached the garden gate it had pretty much disappeared, and though the sunset was quite dramatic in the south-west, my attention was drawn to the north and the full moon. Seeing this crow on my neighbour’s rooftop I couldn’t…

Murmuration

In the winter Starlings appear in large numbers from the near continent to seek the warmth on our island,¬† murmurations can start an hour or so before sunset when ¬†huge groups of starlings twist, turn, swoop and swirl across the sky in beautiful shape-shifting clouds. They roost overnight in the nearby reed marshes next to…

Mellow Yellow

Happy Winter Solstice (Please click on image to enlarge)

Quiet Days

It’s all rather quiet here in Cornwall at the moment so I am taking this time to write about my garden visits in Somerset over on my other blog “Earth Laughs in Flowers” So if you would like a walk around a garden or two, please pop over for a visit. I’ll be chuffed to…

Saturday Sketches #12

Once again I am going to fill in the dreary winter months by posting some photos that have been taken on my phone and edited with some of the different photo editing effects. Hence Saturday Sketches! During the winter months my garden is not very exciting (and usually too wet to go out and find…