I thought by now that following a hornbeam in Llandaff Fields in Cardiff would be boring, especially as I wouldn’t expect much change in high summer. It’s my least favourite season, when the sheer weight of greenness everywhere grows tired – and tiring.
I usually visit between 8am and 9am every month, but to vary it a bit, I had planned to go at a different time of day, maybe on my way home one evening.
It never happened, as I have been so busy at work, so Continue Reading »
I have realised lately that I have a big problem. Many work colleagues have been leaving the company at once and I find it impossible to watch their office leaving presentations and listen to the speeches without crying. And it’s nothing personal, but I NEVER go to after-work leaving “dos”. I’m not particularly sad, it’s just that tears are a reflex I can’t stop.
I am hoping Continue Reading »
Just a couple of recent city wildlife observations that I have to put somewhere! The other day I noticed this unusual wild “roof garden” among some chimney pots… Continue Reading »
All I want is a decent point-and-shoot compact camera that is good at taking pictures of birds from a great distance and flowers and insects in close-up. Plus general views, obviously.
I have great affection for my old Olympus Camedia C-765 Ultra Zoom, which has been with me since August 2004, a good five years before I started this blog. I had long been wondering what Continue Reading »
On my June visit to the old hornbeam (Carpinus betulus) in Llandaff Fields I hoped to see the developing fruits, but I knew they would be high up in the branches, so in advance I picked one from the much smaller roadside hornbeam I pass on the way to work.
Then I chose the one dry day of the week (again – it has rained a lot lately) to visit the fields Continue Reading »
Oh dear, I knew this story would end in tears… You will recall the “winter tree” I featured in my last blog post? The one that had no leaves in early May when all around was green? Well I went back this week, a month later, in the hope its leaves would now give me an identification.
As I got nearer my heart sank. It was Continue Reading »