Welcome to my blog.
Don't expect anything too high-tech or flashy, this is simply a 'diary' to share some of my photos, thoughts and observations - with a particular bias towards the natural world and the countryside around my home.
Wednesday, 13 April 2016
It's Cherry Blossom time once again and this morning, as we walked along Slack Road back towards the Nutbrook Coffee Shop, one cherry in particular, caught our attention.
When viewed against a deep blue sky as we did this morning, the pale pink flowers always look their best.
Looking back a couple of days and back to Mapperley Reservoir, we were delighted to get a fairly close view of a Great-crested Grebe. Now in full breeding plumage, it's clear where they get their name from.
Their goose-like calls echo across the water's surface every time one appears from a dive looking for fish. Then of course, it's time to preen those feathers to look pristine once more.