Kew Gardens’ Christmas Lights

What a way to spend a couple of hours on friday evening! A fantastic experience. Incredible lighting and music. The full size sled sculpture was a sight to behold as were a zillion other lights. But the piece de resistance had to be the light […]

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Friends Of The New Forest

Forgive a lack of recent posts but sometimes health gets in the way of things! Anyway, autumn has provided a plethora of “moments seen” and rather than go for the typical foliage shots, I’ve stuck with my friends in the forest. The Fallow deer were […]

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Equine Distractions

It was my little grandson’s sports day at pre-school on Wednesday . The weather was warm and sunny and in the neighbouring fields were some beautiful horses. I couldn’t resist. So, in between events, guess where my camera was pointed? The horse is surely one […]


Arrival Of The Bees

Yes, the hive arrived on Sunday morning at about 06.30. Nice and early, to get set up before the temperature rises, and recently it’s between exceeding 30C!! Alan, the beekeeper, had selected this spot previously and left a wooden base ready for the hive to […]


Celebrating The Bee

I make no apology for cliched shots of bees. Without them we would be screwed. Period. As a keen gardener, I can’t begin to imagine a world without them. I certainly don’t want to! I can watch them, for ages, working the flowers. They pollinate […]


Flower Power – Pink

Sorry its been a long time between posts, but things have been hectic! Managed to get around to visiting some other people’s gardens in the last few days. Pink seemed to be the predominant colour in one old style garden with some lovely old-fashioned roses. […]

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The Kestrel & The Hawks

A couple of images following your kind comments about my previous post. This Red-Tailed Hawk was having a bit of an issue with a twig. A Harris Hawk swooping down out of a tree. The beautiful little female Kestrel above, was finding her  balance in a gusting […]

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A Beautiful Bird On My Arm

A birthday gift from my wife was a day of learning about and photographing raptors and ended with the opportunity to hold this beauty! Not sure which was the more nerve-wracking, holding the Eagle Owl or allowing someone I didn’t know to use my camera!! A […]


My Best Friend & Companion…

..has just had a double cataract operation to try and save his eyesight! So far so good, though not how I wanted to mark my sixtieth birthday. He developed glaucoma in his left eye on the day of my party and I’ve been worried sick ever […]

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Life’s A Beach!

Amazing weather one morning at Lepe Country Park on the Hampshire coast. Lovely calm sea, warm sunshine with the Isle of Wight looming out of the mist…..magical. My little mate Reilly even paddled in the sea…..  


Orchids at Kew

A few photos from a recent visit to the orchid house at Kew. Some stunning flowers but a bit too crowded for relaxed viewing. But you can’t have everything in life!