Christmas is coming and last year I missed out on nuts…couldn’t believe our local Tesco’s sold out about two weeks before Christmas last year and never got anymore in…this year I bought early and I bought big! Here’s a tasty walnut that I enjoyed moments after this photograph was taken! There’ll probably be none left for Christmas!


I have absolutely no idea if this pair are “heaving to” I know even less about sailing than I do about birds.

It was another rather dull day on the Suffolk coast so I popped up to Alton Water to see what was going on – there was lots of bird activity and I got some very poor pictures of a pair of lapwings flying past. There was also a large flock of geese that flew over and settled on a nearby field to rest and eat – more of that after the break…oh, and there was an abandoned shoe as well…

You’ll notice I resisted the temptation to drop the video for Sailing by Rod Stewart on here…you can thank me later 😉

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I took another visit down to Flatford…it was wet, very, very wet. There weren’t many walking the vale which was quite pleasant. I took this shot deliberately with a very wide aperture, meaning you get a very narrow depth of field (or area of focus) giving the image a somewhat dreamy feel which I quite like.


So, it’s the middle of November and this garden in Brantham, Suffolk, still had roses blooming…well, ok, I might be overstating the “blooming” bit…after the break, have a bit of Elvis Costello, because, well, why not?

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I took another stroll down the beach at Lower Holbrook. On my way back to the car I met these two gentlemen heading out for some birding. Unfortunately they had misjudged the tide completely. with the tide being pretty much all the way out. They asked me if I had seen much and I advised that there didn’t seem to be much bird life going on. They continued on their way and I took this shot a few minutes later – I love the fact that one of the gents appears to be having a tantrum about the position of the tide 😉


The other side of Constable Country.


I hate this sort of weather and this shot sums it up perfectly.


Today we tried to come up with something a bit different for some of my wifes knitted shawls and scarves, effectively replacing the background. Not entirely successful but a good piece of learning.

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This lovely piece of driftwood is on the Lower Holbrooke coastline in Suffolk…when I say driftwood I mean…tree that’s fallen into the sea 😉 …You get to see V1 after the break:

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It was cold and pretty blowy on Alton Water today, this (and one other) windsurfer were out there braving the cold…pretty good conditions for them probably.