Thursday, 19 November 2009

One of the first Birding Successes of the season!

Immature Spoonbill at Pagham Harbour, West Sussex

Saturday, 7 November 2009

On the 11th Hour of the 11th Day of The 11th Month...

Flanders Fields

A minute's silence, thought and prayer,
November means so much to those who care.
Remembering the people called to arms,
To save their country from terrible harm.
Sons of England sleep where they fell,
With Allied soldiers who died as well.
The names of the missing, engraved on stone,
Where Soldier's spirits still do roam.
Beneath the French and Belgium skies,
A grieving mother stands and cries,
Remembering the face of her only son,
One of millions who died too young.
Where gunfire sounded and cannons roared,
And between the bombs the Skylarks soared,
Now golden grasses like soldiers stand,
Shoulder to shoulder hand in hand.
Poppies amongst the gravestones grow,
A vast sea of crosses, row upon row.
In the gathering dusk the Last Post sounds,
A single wreath lies upon the ground.
On the eleventh hour of the eleventh day
we will remember then come what may.

May the fallen from all wars, Past and Present, rest in peace.
From all corners of the world, Whoever they are, Wherever they may fall, We will remember them.

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Friday, 6 November 2009

Skies and Weather

Rummaging through my archives this week I discovered some photos of weather and skies which I thought I would share...

Monday, 2 November 2009

"Come on fly with me, Let's take off in the blue"

Wednesday 28th October I took a ride in a silver machine all the way to Gloucestershire for an amazing sunny day at the International Centre for Birds of Prey. Thanks mate for doing all the driving and putting up with my singing on the way!

Magic Mushrooms...

... and Fairy Toadstools!
A Fungi Foray upon our local common on 26th Oct, was hugely successful. Here are just a few of the colourful specimens we found.