Mother and son watch a mason bee approach solitary bee nest box

Is this the Summer of a Lifetime?

It won’t just be the virtual watchers of a Sun appearing over a pixelated Stonehenge who will have changed their plans this Summer.  All of us to varying degrees will have had to abandon preparations and adapt in the wake of the Covid pandemic. Read more


Long Tailed Tit, Aegithalos caudatus with nest material

Lichen, Moss and 1,500 feathers! The Wonder of a Long Tailed Tit's Nest

Nature is full of gob-smackingly awesome engineering, and right up there with the best of them is the long-tailed tit nest. Long-tailed tits are one of my favourite garden birds. It’s impossible not to smile when these miniature Nerf balls grace you with their presence. Read more


Plastic flamingo looking through window

Conwy: Castles, Peacocks & Flamingos

Flamingos, peacocks and tropical caravans might not be the first thing that springs to mind when you think of Conwy in Wales.Read more


Sunset over ilkley moor by white wells

Why I Still Carry a Camera on Grey "Flat" Days...

Are housebound days more bearable in hot and sunny weather or is confinement easier on the cold and wet ones? As week six of lockdown measures in the UK drawers to a close, I'm still not sure.

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Backlit daffodil, still from photo walk video

A Five Minute Walk In Lockdown

Spring is in the air and loo roll is back in the shops. Hooray! As we approach week four of lockdown, the bingeworthy boxsets are starting dwindle and novelty of being at home is beginning to wane. It's time to see things in a new light! Read more


Baildon Swifts: Pre-Season Training

"Shortbread or Gingers Nuts?!" These choice biscuits and one or two cups of tea will be the only immediate reward for braving the lofty heights of Baildon's hilly settlements today. Read more


Walking With Ciara

Local videos of ominous brown water reaching conservatory doors, trampolines on railway lines and a blockade that wouldn’t look out of place on the set of Les Miserables in front of our local pub. “Viva La Red Lion!” Read more


Every Moment Matters: Tide and Time at Ravenscar

Every moment matters” - A trope that feels more true today as I charge eastward, attempting to reach my destination before the sun kisses the horizon. It’s the start of winter, a time when tide and time conspire to ruin the best-laid plans of mice and photographers! Read more


Books on a Bookshelf

Good Reads 2020

It’s January, and while others like to experiment with newfangled diets and the latest exercise craze,  I like to reflect on some of my intake of books over the last twelve months.Read more


Malham Cove Sunrise

Post Election Hangover Cure

Elections are gruelling beasts. The build up to polling day is typically protracted, divisive and generally hard to escape! The day of an election is no less intense with endlessly repetitive speculations and relatively pointless predictions. Read more