Distracted

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I didn’t see the beginning of this encounter, so I can’t tell you whether he brought her a bug as a present, or simply sneaked up behind her while she was having her lunch – but either way he was … Continued

Hairy Shieldbug

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“Roses? Eat your roses…..? The thought never crossed my mind, and frankly, I’m offended. I’m just sitting here, on this dead-nettle, minding my own business, with not a thought in my head of those delicious young rose shoots just over … Continued

Parent bugs

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Working at becoming parents. When R saw this photo he said “You’ll be able to start your own insect porn site soon,” and I thought I wonder if there’s any money in that…? Anyway, stepping smartly around that idea, and … Continued

Highgate Cemetery

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During the Stratford-upon-Avon blipmeet in January, Chantler63 mentioned that she was thinking of organising a private tour of the West Cemetery at Highgate – this being the older and more atmospheric section, which for reasons of public safety and environmental … Continued

Criminal

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Doesn’t it always seem to be the way that wherever there are folks going about their lawful business, working hard and trying to provide a decent standard of living for their families, there are other people trying to separate them … Continued

Mono Monday: Wings

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If the weather had been better today I would have broken out the Big Lens and set myself up with my tripod on the patio, in the expectation of getting a bird shot. But it was cold, dark, spotting with … Continued

Sol

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More gadding about today: Arthur and I took a long walk this morning (long by the standards of a 16 year old hound, anyway), and then after our lunch out at Casa in Evesham, R and I drove down to … Continued

Peevish

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101 uses for a macro lens Number 53: capturing the look of extreme disapprobation in the eye of a mute swan, when he realises that the thing you’re holding isn’t edible. By the way, if you’re thinking that “peevish” is … Continued

Emerald Swallowtail

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I belong to a photography group called Stratford Clicks – it’s not the conventional sort of photo club, with regular meetings and competitions, but more of a loose support group for camera addicts. Every now and then though there are … Continued

Parrot tulips

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I’ve had another catch-up day, and have finally managed to finish processing my photos from the Complete Walk: if you don’t know me on Facebook, but would like to take a look, the album is here. I’ve also Dropboxed some … Continued