I used to be indecisive…

…but now I'm not so sure


You Won’t Catch Me Up There! (March Squares #3)

Two circles (nearly) within a square.

The Incredible Hulk Coaster, Islands of Adventure, Orlando, Florida

In addition to this being part of Becky’s March Challenge, I’m linking it with Six Word Saturday.



Sunset – a good time to surf?

This surfer had just arrived at the beach, ready for a sunset surfing session.  I didn’t think the waves looked particularly high, but what do I know…

Fletcher Cove, California

Linking with Debbie’s Six Word Saturday.


She sees seagulls on the seashore

Fletcher Cove

Since arriving in the San Diego area, we’ve been taking advantage of the opportunity to visit some of the many beaches that we have on our doorstep.  Quiet, well behaved seagulls have been present at each one.  I can call them seagulls here, unlike the ones we have at home in suburban south east England which have never seen the sea and which we now refer to as plain gulls.  The ones at home were often noisy too – perhaps because they are cross that there was no beach for them!

Carlsbad State Beach

This post is linking with Debbie for Six Word Saturday.


Mr Squirrel evades photographer once again

Unusual-Ears the squirrel (who I mentioned here) appeared in my garden again last week, enjoying some of the suet nibbles I had put down for the birds, and digging around in some flower tubs.  I rushed to get my camera for what I felt was the perfect opportunity to get a good photo of him.  Sadly, he was too quick and I failed to get a decent shot of his strange ears…

Another attempt …

And again…

Oh well – I tried.

I’m linking this post with Debbie’s Six Word Saturday.



A bittern hides in the reeds

Recently I went to the RSPB’s Minsmere reserve on the Suffolk coast and spent a few happy hours observing the wide range of birds that were either resident there, or passing visitors.  Those of us who happened to be in the right place at the right time were the envy of the other visitors when we saw (and heard) a bittern.

“A thickset heron with all-over bright, pale, buffy-brown plumage covered with dark streaks and bars. It flies on broad, rounded, bowed wings. A secretive bird, very difficult to see, as it moves silently through reeds at water’s edge, looking for fish. The males make a remarkable far-carrying, booming sound in spring. Its dependence on reedbeds and very small population make it an Amber List species.”  (From the RSPB website)

Oh look! His head is peeping out from the reeds!

We can see a bit more now.

Patience is rewarded as he breaks cover for a short while.

I’m linking this post with Debbie’s Six Word Saturday.