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And now, a big hand for Imogen

Today’s guest picture comes from my brother’s visit to Leicester and shows the Guildhall there.

The named storms keep rolling in and we are about to be visited by Imogen.  575 more words


A bit fishy

Today’s guest picture amazed me.  My brother took it at the end of January in Bristol. January is not the time when I would expect to see such a wonderful show of  blossom. 719 more words



Last summer I had good crops of zinnias and sunflowers which provided autumn seed for goldfinches and greenfinches in my garden. Chaffinches also love sunflower seed but for some reason didn’t take them directly from my plants. 60 more words


Café dwellers

It’s January in East Anglia. It’s dull. Not too cold, but wet and grey. Although we saw a swallow in November at Minsmere this year, nearly all of those cavaliers of the air – the swallows, swifts and martins – have long since departed for warmer climes. 288 more words