“There is something infinitely healing in the repeated refrains of nature -- the assurance that dawn comes after night, and spring after winter.” ― Rachel Carson, Silent Spring A little while ago, I wrote about the return of a pair of black-backed gulls to the roof-tops opposite our apartment. Since then, we have been keeping … Continue reading Nature is Home: the joys and pleasures of birdwatching
When I was writing about our holiday on the Western Isles recently, I promised a guest post from Hub about the amazing nature photos he was able to take. Sit back and enjoy.... 🙂 I had always promised myself that when I retired I would treat myself to a prime telephoto lens. Photography is something … Continue reading Come, on wings of joy we’ll fly…*
We are having another lovely run of warm weather and sunshine here in Edinburgh. I took this photo yesterday while Hub and I were out for a stroll. Although the blossom is starting to go over on most of the trees, it is wonderful to see the trees filling out with their new leaves - … Continue reading Is this summer….?
I wrote last Saturday that Hub and I would be eating out to celebrate Burns Night yesterday (25 January). We ate at one of our favourite Edinburgh restaurants - Howies. And, as predicted, we had the traditional supper of cullen skink, haggis neaps and tatties, and cranachan. Although as you can see from the third … Continue reading Perfect! Date Night in Edinburgh