Bird Visitors

Had a friendly little visitor to my garden yesterday morning. This homing pigeon got a little lost on his journey from Ohio to New Jersey. They apparently will often stop to rest for up to two or three days in a row, but this one picked a bad spot. Our property is up against wilderness... Continue Reading →

2013 in Review.

The stats helper monkeys prepared a 2013 annual report for this blog. Here's an excerpt: The concert hall at the Sydney Opera House holds 2,700 people. This blog was viewed about 12,000 times in 2013. If it were a concert at Sydney Opera House, it would take about 4 sold-out performances for that many... Continue Reading →

Cue the Colourful Metaphors.

Sooo... I broke my laptop. Well, I tripped and spilt cider on it in a seriously freak accident, thereby damaging it beyond repair. I kept my writing (including six novels, two of which were in progress) and eight years of photographs on it, and - of course - it was my access to blogging, Skype,... Continue Reading →

Zoo Photo Shoot.

No, this post isn't what you might think. I'm mostly okay with zoos, at least the ones I've experienced. When the enclosures are enriched, spacious, and have private shelters for the animals, I think they are no bad thing! They can educate kids and adults alike, and besides, a lot of the animals were donated... Continue Reading →

Scattered Thoughts.

Warning: Health (and health-care) rant! If you don't care for those, you can just skip to the photos at the bottom. Lesser-known fact, I have issues with sleep. Chronic exhaustion has been my lifelong companion. Some of my earliest memories are of being literally dragged out of bed by my mum because it was well... Continue Reading →

Cockatoo (No Longer) Looking For a Good Home!

UPDATE: Bobo has come to live with us.Bobo is a beautiful Umbrella Cockatoo who loves cuddles, dancing on the floor whilst singing 'Lalala!' and putting his foot through the bars of his cage to hold your hand!Like many 'toos, he hasn't had the rosiest past. He spent two years shut in a greenhouse, but has... Continue Reading →

A Poem About A Cockatiel.

Today I was writing poetry, when things went slightly amiss. Here, for your, erm... pleasure. (I may illustrate this eventually.) Two notes to make: I was writing poetry in the first place because I was trying to persuade Mavi to chew on the notepad. He was uninterested in his real toys and clearly bored out... Continue Reading →

It’s Seasonal.

I'm procrastinating a paper, so decided that instead of typing something up (which feels wrong, seeing as if I'm typing I should be doing it about Boulez and Debussy), I'd put up a series of photos. Theme: seasons. Everyone has to do a 'seasons' themed portfolio, right? Procrastination complete. But wait: Bonus.

More Blogs that I’ve Been Reading.

Imagine my surprise when I awoke today to find that I've been nominated for a blogger award. It was especially welcome, considering that I was 60 short minutes away from enduring a music history lecture on 'The Search for Arcadia.' (It wasn't that bad.) So thank you, SarahK at The Little Things! She writes great... Continue Reading →

Where Does a Ptak Bird Live?

Today, I had a hit on my blog from Google that made me look twice: Dear mysterious person of the Google search: He lives in Scotland. However, my Ptak bird is probably not the Ptak bird you seek. I am also disinclined to share him. I wish you all the best in finding your own.... Continue Reading →

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