'I only went out for a walk and finally concluded to stay out 'til sundown, for going out, I found was really going in.' John Muir

I've seen the top of Everest (from a long way off), smelled the breath of a whale (from way too close) and lived on a boat in Greece (for a few years), but I continue to experience some of my most precious moments right outside my backdoor.

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Tuesday, 20 January 2015

Tuesday's Treasure


In winter things can look grey and boring but if you look, there are always splashes of colour to be found in the landscape.
These photos were taken on an old industrial site near where I live. 
As I was taking them, I could hear the call of a nuthatch, loud enough to make the frosted leaves tremble.
The metallic call of a great tit smashed through the freezing air, like a hammer on ice.
In contrast, the whistle of a bullfinch seemed soft and fuzzy, like the edges of these teasels.
Wrap up warm, go outside and look for treasure...

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