Friday, 29 January 2010

Thursday, 28 January 2010

Tuesday, 26 January 2010

I may never be an expert Photoshopper ...

... but I am LOVING playing with home-made brushes!

Faith is the bird that feels the light 

and sings when the dawn is still dark.

- Tagore


Sunday, 17 January 2010

There's a squirrel in my garden ...

If we had a keen vision and feeling 
of all ordinary human life, 
it would be like hearing the grass grow 
and the squirrel's heart beat 
and we should die of that roar 
which lies on the other side of silence.

- George Eliot

Saturday, 16 January 2010

Friday, 15 January 2010

A different kind of Giveaway - Haiti

Post on Ree Drummond's blog:   Confessions of a Pioneer Woman

"There’s not a person alive who doesn’t have Haiti on his mind today, and I encourage all of you to research the very best charities and aid organizations—those whose funds will go directly to help the people who need it—and give as your situation allows. Today I’m having a different kind of giveaway here on Pioneer Woman. Rather than give away Amazon gift cards or an iPod or shiatsu massagers, I’m giving away two (2) $500 donations to the Haitian-related charity of the winners’ choice.
In addition, so that all of you can help make a difference, I will donate one dime (10 cents) for every entry received in this giveaway to Haitian recovery efforts."

Please join me in donating to:  The Red Cross UK

Thursday, 14 January 2010

It's time to save America's horses and put an end to this cruel practice

The bloody, panic-stricken environment of a slaughterhouse is no place for any horse to meet her end.

But as long as horse slaughter is legal in the United States, this covert, predatory industry will have its buyers at American horse auctions, outbidding legitimate horse owners and funneling these animals off to foreign slaughterhouses to be sold as meat overseas.

Please visit   The Humane Society USA   and  ask your U.S. Representative and Senators and to support the Prevention of Equine Cruelty Act, it will ban the barbaric killing of American horses for human consumption, including the export of horses across US borders for slaughter.


Wednesday, 13 January 2010

One Way

One way

Skull image C/o Go Mediazine


Tuesday, 12 January 2010

Saturday, 9 January 2010

The big freeze continues ...

This is a photo of baboons in Knowsley Safari Park - they are feeding on hot potatoes to keep them warm!

satellite photo of the UK (brrrr)

Wednesday, 6 January 2010


In an effort to improve my Photoshop skills (or lack of),  I've signed up for DJ Pettitt's online class.  I'm hoping to make the most of the thousands (maybe millions) of photos I've taken over the years!

Of winter's lifeless world each tree
Now seems a perfect part;
Yet each one holds summer's secret
Deep down within its heart.
~Charles G. Stater

Sunday, 3 January 2010

Friday, 1 January 2010

A New Year ...

We will open the book.  
Its pages are blank.  
We are going to put words on them ourselves.  
The book is called Opportunity and its first chapter 
is New Year's Day.  

~Edith Lovejoy Pierce