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Garden in April - Making it Ready for Spring

Yes, it was a long winter here in Niagara Falls with low temperatures and mounds of snow. This morning we had snow flurries, so we are not out of the woods yet. 328 more words


Holding the baby

No guest picture today but pride of place to the new arrival who is seen in the arms of her grandmother.  Mrs Tootlepedal seems surprised to find that she is quite used to this sort of thing. 476 more words


Instant Results

Has modern day wildlife photography become more about instant results, and less about enjoying the environment and getting to know a particular subject, whether it be birds, bees or mammals? 36 more words


The Goldfinch: Book Review

The Goldfinch
Donna Tartt
Winner, Pulitzer Prize for Fiction 2014

 I’m finding that writing a traditional ‘review’ of this remarkable book is beyond my capabilities, so I’m just presenting my personal, biased and emotional reactions both as a reader and as a writer. 782 more words


Joyful Easter Celebration

Today we participated in an Easter celebration with friends from a variety of religious backgrounds (Buddhist, Jewish, Christian, Atheist). It was a perfect day: sunshine, birds chirping, grass greening, and the leisure to allow the morning to unfold into the afternoon. 362 more words

Feathered friends

I finally got my camera out to photograph some of the birds that have been visiting our feeders. What a wonderful pastime bird watching is, especially from the comfort of your window! 279 more words