Category Archives: Nature

Garden Visitors

As if to provide a distraction from the ongoing horror that is Trump’s Presidency, we had a fleeting visit from a migrating flock of Fieldfares a few days ago. The flock had spotted the fruit still hanging on our small … Continue reading

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Season’s Greetings

Our Christmas card this year features the row of seven oak trees in front of the woods where we walk the dogs. The photo was taken in January 2009. So far, this winter has been unseasonably warm. We are definitely … Continue reading

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The World’s Most Important Operating System

I was saddened to learn today that Bill Hill died of a heart attack back in October 2012. Bill was a Scotsman who started out life as a newspaperman and became a typographer, but ended up working for Microsoft. In … Continue reading

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Taking The Kids For A Spin

I’m not sure whether it’s the same duck, but a mallard attempts to nest in the shrubs by our pond every year. It’s mostly unsuccessful – last year the nest was abandoned, and earlier this year, something (a marauding crow?) … Continue reading

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Noctilucent Clouds

When I took the dogs out last night at 11pm, I noticed that there were noctilucent clouds showing up above the Northern horizon. I dashed back and grabbed the camera for a couple of shots before they faded from view: … Continue reading

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On the Wrong Side of the Track – Both Sides!

We live in the so-called Achterhoek region of the Netherlands – the name literally means “back corner”. It’s predominantly farmland and countryside, and tourism is, after farming, the major industry. Many Dutch people living in the densely populated Randstad come … Continue reading

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More Visitors

Following on from the shots of a Coal Tit taken the other day, here’s a couple of a Tree Sparrow…  

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