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October 31, 2014 ... and fair as these green foreign hills may be*

Home is best.

Of course I loved every moment of the visit to the South Island and the precious time with family. All five of our children were there to celebrate Andrew’s 40th birthday, and I like to think it says something that they all came. 471 more words


Autumn in Talpiot

For many here in Jerusalem, autumn begins with the bloom of the squill, one of our favorite wild flowers, which appears miraculously on the hills surrounding our city, and between our homes and business establishments. 655 more words


'The Owl' by Dafydd ap Gwilym (c.1350)

What defines the British countryside for you? Perhaps its the green hills, the golden fields or the endless brown roads. For Dafydd ap Gwilym it was the sound of the tawny owls which just wouldn’t leave him alone. 1,352 more words


Focus on Birds: Welcome Swallow

I love these tiny birds! They flash through the sky, sometimes landing on the pontoon in the baths.

Here’s a photo of one gathering mud to make a nest. 8 more words

another Pelican in a tree photo

I don’t know why exactly, but I’m fascinated by Pelicans resting in trees.  There is a tiny island 30 or 40 feet away from one of the parks here that is a rookery for Pelicans and Herons.   50 more words