The British magpie
Image from the RSPB
Asked recently if there was much wildlife in my garden at the moment I replied “Only some magpies” I later started to ponder on my response. 131 more words
This photo was taken at a petting zoo in Oxfordshire, where this beautiful peacock proudly displayed his feathers in the hope of attracting a mate. Sadly the peahen appeared entirely uninterested in his feathery strutting, but it gave me a chance to take some nice photos. Enjoy!
Ah, the dog days of summer. Yup, it’s STILL hot here. This is not my favorite time of year in Japan. The heat is one thing (temperatures have been in the high 80s and low 90s for the second half of this month) but it’s the humidity that really saps you. 373 more words
For nearly a year we have tried to greet the monthly rising of the full moon at a local state park. Sometimes bad weather, overcast skies, or other commitments thwart our lunar devotions, but when ideal conditions prevail, we are rewarded with a reassuring reminder of ageless cycles.