Photos: RSPB Bempton Cliffs and Bridlington

Today we had a little trip to RSPB Bempton Cliffs and Bridlington. At the cliffs we saw kittiwakes, razorbills, gannets, guillemots, herring gulls and three puffins.




Photos: A trip to Wales and a return to Bodnant Garden

Yesterday, we had a quick day trip to Wales to visit my dad in his new home.

While we were there we returned to Bodnant Garden, a place we visited in August 2010 (those photos can be seen on my much-neglected photo site here).

Plus, there’s a bonus photo of Conwy Castle viewed from the shores of Deganwy.




Photos: RHS Harlow Carr – Good Friday (30th March 2018)

This Good Friday, we visited RHS Harlow Carr once more. We love seeing the changes in the gardens as the seasons pass by. In the bird hide, we saw a jackdaw, a nuthatch and a rat!




Photos: Yorkshire Wildlife Park in February

These 54 photos were taken just over a month ago at Yorkshire Wildlife Park. It was a cold, wintry day and most animals were inside or huddled up for warmth!

The polar bears felt at home, though…



Photos: Nostell Priory in January

We had a free day recently, and an urge to get out of the house before returning to work for the Spring term. So, we found ourselves at the National Trust’s Nostell Priory once more.

I adore winter time for taking photos – particularly bright and clear days like the one we had on Sunday; there is nothing like an utterly cloudless sky to accentuate the starkness of the bare trees or reflect into a still, frozen lake.




What is it like at Aysgarth Falls in April?

Aysgarth Falls is a collection of 3 main waterfalls, known as – perhaps unsurprisingly – the upper, middle and lower falls which cover around a mile of the River Ure in Wensleydale in the Yorkshire Dales. The weather hasn’t been particularly wet recently, leading to steadily flowing, relatively clear water, cascading over the limestone steps.

It is, quite simply, a gorgeous place, which looks like this:

Day 68: Sleeping Cats

Haven’t done a huge amount of stuff today. Did a little bit of work after tidying up earlier. Emma and Jon are over for Mother’s Day so they came and met Kit – who didn’t hide away the whole time. Which was good.

I suppose this is what a Saturday should be like. A little bit of work, a little bit of rest, all nice stuff.

I also looked at some cats sleeping:

And my personal favourite…

All of these images are from The 25 Most Awkward Cat Sleeping Positions and 25 Awkward Cat Sleeping Positions: #26-50.


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A Photo Of Day And Night

THIS stunning image shows what 24 hours worth of photos looks like when combined into one frame.

Stretching from the sunrise to sunset, this 360 degree image was captured by Greek photographer Chris Kotsiopoloulos in Sounio, Greece.

It took him a painstaking 30 hours and hundreds of images to create the amazing time-spanning panorama.

Beginning in the east, Mr Kotsiopoloulos snapped the early morning rays hitting the clouds before clocking the suns path across the sky and then into the night.

He was forced to use a hairdryer to keep the lens of his camera from getting too moist as temperatures dropped to about three degrees Celsius.

I had to stay in the same place alone for 30 hours in total to get everything right, prepare and take the pictures. At night it became even more difficult because I had to keep my eyes open and inspect the camera lens for moisture.


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