We don't get a huge amount of birds in the garden despite trying with bird feeders, nuts and the like but we do have a regular Robin that seems to like watching us as much as we like watching him.
Well its actually a bit of Winter Hill taken from the outskirts of Haigh Woodland Park one chilly Saturday morning a few weeks ago. A rare day with a bit of sun and no fog, rain or dreary drizzle.
One from July 2017 - an early evening visit to Parbold Hill and a stunning view over West Lancashire toward Southport in between heavy cloudbursts and glorious sunshine.
Between Christmas and New Year we're both fortunate to be off work so we take full advantage of this time together to get out and about and stock up on our photos. This leaf - a left-over from Autumn - was nestled up in some frosty grass and just looked like a photo waiting to be taken - so we did!
We've just come back after our first "proper" holiday of 2017 - a week long trip to Thorpe Forest on the Norfolk/Suffolk border via Ely and a few other places. It was the first proper work out of both our Fujifilm X-T1s and we took full advantage of some classic architecture and natural landscapes you can't get anywhere else. We'll have more on our travel pages but for now here are some of the photos we took.
We're members of a number of organisations and groups two of which - the National Trust and the Wildfowl & Wetlands Trust have venues right on our doorstep. We're regular visitors to the WWT centre at Martin Mere but literally just a couple of miles away is the charming Rufford Old Hall run by the National Trust. So, one sunny Saturday we packed the cameras and a picnic and did a double visit. Maybe not two for the price of one but a great way to get your monies worth!
Mother's Day weekend and the sun was out on what were the hottest few days of the year so far. So not wanting to wander too far from home we took to some old favourites and some new paths around Standish. It sometimes takes a good local walk to make you realise just what you have right on your doorstep.
Living where we do it doesn't take us long to get out in the countryside. So with one eye on the forecast and the other on the actual weather we took a chance and got up early on Sunday morning to get out and about before the heavens opened. We nipped down the road to one of our favourite spots Worthington Lakes and enjoyed an hour or so of uninterrupted walking and photography - perfect. Especially as it started pouring down about 30 minutes after we got back in!
A lot of what we are about involves taking photos and creating images. So as well as the images on the various blogs we do we've now got this dedicated page for galleries and for photos we just like - which we call "Today's Photos". Always something different and sometimes maybe a bit random but we hope you like them.