Monday, 28 February 2011

Grey days

The weather just lately seems to be a consistent grey colour and the light not very good for taking pictures.
A walk up to the local wood with a lot of camera and little hope, I sat for a while and saw nothing.
I was about to pack up when out of the grey comes quite fittingly a grey tree rat.

Saturday, 26 February 2011

Frogs on the Blog

As a self confessed wildlife watcher it seems fitting that wildlife should find it's way on to this here blog. Things are busy in the Amphibian world at the moment with large numbers of Frogs and Toads making their way to the ponds to couple up and spawn.
Lots of them make it to the ponds but unfortunately lots of them also end up 'squisshed' underneath the wheels of cars. (note to all car drivers: Take your time and try to avoid them, it's only happens once a year and the chances are their need is probably greater than yours at the moment)

I have problems with my pond at the moment it has a slow leak and I have failed to locate it, so I am having to top it up regularly. The Frogs have arrived and are carrying on with their amphibian orgies regardless of the problems the landlord may be having with the accomodation. I guess I will have to wait until the spawn fest is over before carrying out any repair work

I have no pictures yet of this years visitors but here are several pics of last year's lot.

Wednesday, 16 February 2011

Animation recommendation: The Illusionist

If you have not seen this film yet I urge you to do so.....It is another brilliant offering from Sylvain Chomet. I missed it at the local independant cinema last year and have been waiting for the DVD ever since. Well worth the wait!

Sunday, 13 February 2011

Extracts from the Doodle book

Some cut and pasted segments from my ever expanding doodle collection

Tuesday, 8 February 2011

Other interest: Photography

As well as the drawing I am partial to a bit of photography. So out and about with the camera, well in the back garden actually and a quick shot of a couple of sparrows....a very noisy pic that has been savagley cropped

Tuesday, 1 February 2011

Unknown contents

I have no idea what is inside this thing

fountain pen & water