Cow parsley

The coast

Hide and seek

Rain shower

The coast

The Northsea coast. We will be visiting soon again. I haven’t had a decent walk on the beach for ages.



Great egret (Ardea alba)

Just as I stepped outside, this Great egret flew over. I was just in time to snap a photo. There are dozens of them in the surrounding meadows in the region of Bellingwolde. I think they forage for mice there.

Northern Fulmar

Black-legged Kittiwake (Rissa tridactyla)

There was a breeding colony of Northern Fulmar, Fulmarus glacialis (thanks Dewald) at the Cap Sizun bird reserve. They made quite a noise


Urban wildflowers

Pollen Hollyhocks

I think it must have been about 6 years ago, when a few Hollyhock seedlings suddenly popped up in our street. Since then they’ve been growing everywhere. We got three colours this year. It’s always a bit of a surprise what will show up. I love to hear the gentle buzzing of…