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Listening to my legs

Today’s guest picture shows a Venetian scene.  My daughter is there, working at the Venice Film Festival.  It’s tough to work in these conditions but she puts up with it. 558 more words


All's well that ends well

Today’s guest picture is the result of the purchase by my younger son of a 50mm prime lens for his camera with his birthday money.  When he told me about it, I assumed that he was going to be taking striking street photographs of Edinburgh but oddly enough, he had a different aim in mind.   835 more words


Farewell to Bertha

Today’s guest picture comes from Fiona, my Newcastle correspondent, and shows an entry in the Kettlewell Scarecrow competition. Some of the scarecrows may in fact be her children. 862 more words


Bowled over by Bertha

Today’s guest picture was sent to me by the mother of Luke, my flute pupil.  They have been on holiday and enjoyed this atmospheric view of Loch Leven from their holiday cottage in Glencoe. 726 more words


August 11th 2014


Clapper Marshes; 36 Mallard, 1 Little Egret, 4 Heron, 1 Buzzard, 2 Moorhen, 1 Green Sandpiper, 10 Swallow, 1 Herring Gull, 4 Swift, 3 Cormorant, 16 Canada Goose, 20 Jackdaw, 2 Wren, 1 Robin, 1 Dunnock, 1 Siskin, 12 Woodpigeon, 1 Stock Dove, 2 House Sparrow, 2 Chaffinch, 6 Rook, 2 Carrion Crow. 62 more words

Green Sandpiper

Stretcher case

Today’s guest picture, taken by my sister Mary on one of her walks, shows an artwork at the Tower of London.  It consists of ceramic poppies and when it is finished, it will surround the tower with a flood of poppies equal to the number of British and Commonwealth casualties of the First World War.  625 more words