Photo-A-Day: May 11th 2017

When you looked at yesterday’s photo, you may have noticed how beautifully sunny it was. If you missed it, don’t worry. The cute squirrel was certainly a distraction from a weather. But it was beautiful and sunny, as I said. Check back if you don’t believe me.

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…

Photo-A-Day: April 2nd 2017

Hello, birdie! This bird was a bit closer when we first spotted it, but by the time I’d got my camera out it had hopped further away. I zoomed in as much as my lense allows to take this picture. Ideally I would have moved towards it for a better picture, but it was already…

Photo-A-Day: March 16th 2017

This picture doesn’t quite look how I’d hoped it would… I think it is a bit difficult to make out what you’re seeing. That big chunk of ice in the foreground was previously attached to the cliff-face, underneath the higher up chunk of ice.