Category Archives: Photography

Birdwatch Update Spring 2015

We have had some fantastic birds visit our garden throughout Winter and Spring this year. They are certainly busy in their own little world as we are starting to head into the nesting season. The Blue Tits have already inspected our bird nesting boxes as we hope this is the year they take up residence. I thought it was only fair to share some of the amazing photos that we’ve captured to show the variety of feathered friends we have sharing our garden.

  

Our Blue Tits are busy sharing the suet coconuts together.

  

The original Robin regularly feeds off the ground around our feeding station.

  

The Dunnocks love a wander hopping amongst the plants.

  

The Bullfinch proudly puffs his chest showing off his prominent colour.

  

One of the Starling family are always around eating the suet and worms.

 

We love our Pied Wagtail always bopping along the ground being scatty as ever.

There will be further photos as we head into the Latter Spring months.

Mark  

1085 Metres Later

As I sit here sipping my coffee on the summit of Snowdon I find myself reflecting. This challenge we set ourselves has been one amazing journey, one that through strength, determination and togetherness we managed to navigate.

1085 Metres altitude over rocky terrain and hazardous pathways behind us it’s certainly a sense of achievement. It’s far too early to even think about the return journey back down the route we have taken, one thing is for sure it will be a bit less demanding on the body and my legs.

The views have been truly breathtaking as the climb gradually saw us see the world from different heights and views. Great Lakes turning into puddles the further we headed upwards to the summit. The weather has been kind to us, some moments when the sun peeked around the clouds it became too hot, the overcast conditions for most of the climb a welcome present.

This is one of those moments you need to savor and I will certainly do so, it is when you do something as epic as this you begin to wake up the adventurous monster that lurks within my soul. This has certainly reminded me of the Grampians that I climbed in Australia but it is nowhere near comparable. This has been one awesome adventure, another one to the long list I am lucky to be compiling with my fiancé. Life is good!

DarcyB

A Winter Walk in Towcester

Today we went on a lovely 6 mile walk around Towcester in Northamptonshire. The weather was extremely pleasant to start with before the wind and grey clouds arrived. Fortunately for us this was towards the end of our walk.

I had the urge to share some photos with my followers showing off some of the lovely views we have in our home town. I would love to hear some of your comments and if you have some photos please show them to me.

These are some of the amazing views we saw today so enjoy! I have also experimented with some Black & White photography.

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1. Red Berries against a backdrop of trees.

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2. Sunshine creeping across an open sky.

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3. A Sheepish following.

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4. A disused Railway Bridge.

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5. A Ford on a country lane.

The last photo was a rather pleasant place to soak up the moment and have a cup or two of our lovely hot mulled rum. It’s been a really nice way to spend a Saturday.

DarcyB