Heron.

Poetry – Heron

A solitary heron,
silver-grey, his stature great,
resides within the river village,
old man hunched and scouring.

Sengi and butterfly.

Hidden Kingdoms – Following the Trail

I’m always looking for something to watch on these quiet winter nights – particularly now that I’ve read all the books I was given for Christmas. For me, BBC 1’s ‘Hidden Kingdoms’ is a current highlight.

Mistle Thrush

Missing Swansea, Cherishing Wildlife

I’m missing Swansea this week; the place, the feel, my family and friends back home. I enjoy life in Ireland but sometimes I just get this ache . . . It’s probably because it’s over four months since my last visit.

Swallows and Rabbits, the Story Continues

Swallows and rabbits, oh my! Yes, I am happy to confirm that the swallows are back and a rabbit has taken up residence in my garden. I’m delighted, it’s just a pity the weather can’t stay as even-tempered!

A horse grazing in a field, wearing a winter coat

The Lazy Way to Winter Watch

You know me, I’m ahead of the trend. I’m already Winter Watching, way before BBC’s Winter Watch even hits our screens. I’m definitely watching, because I’m not moving very much. In fact, I’m sitting shotgun in the car with Hubs at the wheel, while I swivel my head to my heart’s content.

The Story of Our Baby Swallow

We found a swallow in our garden last week, a baby swallow or fledgling. I’m not so sure he was ready to fledge but he found himself out of the nest all the same. Watching him flap his wings and cooing over his downy head (well, I cooed) we found ourselves arguing over what to call him.

Jimmy’s Forest: A Real Hoot

Jimmy Doherty, famed for his pig farming and links to Jamie Oliver has set himself a new woodland challenge, resulting in the Channel 4 programme: Jimmy’s Forest.

Between a Rock and an eBook

I’m very proud of myself this week, having simultaneously published an ebook and walked across rocks.  Now, ‘walking across’ may not sound …