Saturday, 26 February 2011

Life's good

It is now the end of summer and life is easy.
There has been a great crop of fruit in the garden this year, starting with a few good servings of strawberries, then thousands of mulberries from two trees. Since then there have been big juicy apricots and plums, most of which went into jam. Now we have tomatoes which grow wild wherever I have spread compost. This is the third or fourth pick and there will be at least the same to come.

Nice to sit on the veranda in the late afternoon sun, with a glass.

And then there will be figs and a bumper crop of pears........

Friday, 4 February 2011

Magazine article

A copy of the Leopard magazine arrived with the post today from Scotland. And there on the cover was one of  my photographs of a ptarmigan taken last summer while I was over there. There is a full four page article inside, which I wrote for the magazine with more of my shots illustrating the ptarmigan's life in the Scottish Highlands. Go to for more info. One of the inside photographs and caption is copied below.

A hen ptarmigan in summer plumage. The fine pattern of browns, yellows, black and white mix to form an excellent match with the colours of the heather, blaeberry, lichens and rocks of the high hilltops.