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Goldfinch near Cathedral Cove, New Zealand

Departing from the usual locations described in this blog, I’m not in Sydney today. I’m travelling in New Zealand, and saw a beautiful little Goldfinch on a thistle bush. 86 more words


Every cloud......?

Today’s guest picture shows the Cutty Sark, much restored and now resting on top of a visitor centre at Greenwich.  My sister Mary took the shot a few days ago. 705 more words


The Marmalade Police and other stories...

My first thought on waking this morning was “The Marmalade Police cars don’t have very impressive sirens.”

No, I’m not sure what it was about either. 466 more words

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Weekly Photo Challenge: Relax

When I don’t get any photos that I am pleased with I can feel a little agitated, but when I get a photo or two that I like….then I can… 29 more words


The Goldfinch

This week I was privileged to spot a very rare bird.

Carel Fabritius’ ‘The Goldfinch’(1675) alighted in Scotland in November and will fly back home to  the Royal Picture Gallery Mauritshuis, in The Hague, this month. 631 more words


Today’s guest picture comes from Dropscone’s Edinburgh jaunt.  He bumped into Mr Grumpy’s city cousin while hew as there.

We had a wall-to-wall sunshine day today but I couldn’t make the most of it as it was freezing when I woke up so there was no chance of an early pedal and I was busy for most of the rest of the day. 625 more words


Not-so-gold finch

As bright yellow as these birds are in the summer, I prefer their elegant winter plumage. Look closely at this picture – if your device allows, zoom in. 63 more words

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