Scruffy on holiday!

Day 1: Scruffy slips past hubbie as he opens the back door briefly and makes a dash for it, up the lane. I go out to see where hubbie has got to and am greeted with the sight of him walking back down the hill, in the rain, in his dressing gown and slippers! Meanwhile…

Meet Izzy

We think Izzy had been used for breeding.  When she came to us she was still lactating, but were told she was going to be put down the next day, as she was too old to have more puppies. 😦 For almost a year she had no idea how to play, she cowered if she…

Brecon Beacons, UK

On route to my mum’s today, I had the privilege of driving across the Brecon Beacons, a range of mountains stretching from the centre to the south of Wales. After a few days of heavy rain showers, the streams and waterfalls look magnificent, zig-zagging  down the sides of the mountains.  The road has been cut…

Unbelievable!

WOW!!! Just spent 7 hours watching the whole 8 episodes of ‘Unbelievable’ on Netflix! It’s like a good book you just can’t put down! UNBELIEVABLE follows the true story of a series of rapes that took place in Washington state and Colorado between 2008 and 2011. I was urged to watch it by a friend…

A sad, yet positive day

Today an old friend posted a FB video to his friends, so say that his cancer has spread and there is nothing more they can do. I haven’t seen this friend for years, he was part of our ‘gang’ when I was younger, but I have great memories of that time and of him. He…

Red kites of Wales, UK

I absolutely love these beautiful birds of prey and have taken hundreds, if not thousands, of photos over the years. When I lived in Somerset, England, there were only 3 pairs of Red Kites nesting in the UK, and they were protected 24/7 by the army. Now they are regular visitors and are spreading across…

Spiders

A neighbour trotted over whilst I was taking these photos: “What you photographing?” he asked “Spiders” I said “OMG I’m off” he said, running away. Maybe I should write a book on alienating neighbours!!! 😂😂😂 The photos show a spider, whose web has just been wrecked by someone walking past, gathering up all the webbing,…

Beautiful Buzzards

Here in Wales we have an abundance of Buzzards and it’s great when you turn a corner and there’s one sat on a post right in front of you!

Starling Video

I have a passion for starlings and have watched the murmurations at Somerset many times. This video of the starlings was taken at Carmarthen University and mixed with sea scenes to emphasise the parallels between shapes and movement in nature. Comments are welcome!

Autumn Berries

I’ve never seen one of these before, but apparently it’s a Himalayan Honeysuckle and is regarded as a weed in places like Australia and NZ! The bees love the flowers and the birds love the berries, so as far as I’m concerned, it’s a winner! It looks beautiful too. In the last photo, blackberries mingle…

Meet Scruffy!

Found wandering in a field, skinny, shaggy fur matted with undergrowth and covered in cigarette burns, Scruffy was in a bit of a sorry state just over a year ago! He was taken in by the local dog’s home, tidied up a bit, assessed and put up for rehoming. He was taken on by Mel,…