Photo-A-Day: April 27th 2017

As well as the screech of gulls (which seems like a very appropriate collective noun) that we encountered the other day there were quite a few other birds out and about. The one pictured being one of them. I suspected at the time that they were foraging, either for nest building materials or for food.

Photo-A-Day: April 4th 2017

When I was a child I watched a program about “strange but true” things, and that tried to explain them. I have no idea what the program was called – it was forever ago. But one of the stories I remember was about a large tree that had fallen down during a storm. A group…

Photo-A-Day: April 3rd 2017

During the winter here in Finland the ice often gets thick enough that people walk across it. In seven years of living here I’ve still not done it myself. Perhaps it’s because, growing up in England, it was very rare for icy lakes or rivers to be safe to walk on, and the idea of…