Breaking Out

On Monday I spent a long time staring at my computer screen. I couldn’t take my eyes away yet I wasn’t working or writing letters or doing any of the things I’d intended to do and I wasn’t touching any keys. Before my eyes a young osprey was fighting its way out of its egg….

Valleys

A friend and I were on holiday in Skye. We’d heard that a Golden Eagle had been seen in one of the steep valleys close to where we were staying and so equipped with boots, binoculars and lunch we set off. With map in hand we soon found the place. It’s very easy to spot…

The Tree

I sat down in my usual chair to start my quiet time with God this morning and became distracted by the view from the window. It hadn’t changed, it’s the front garden in one direction and the back in another. I don’t know what attracted me this morning and made me pause and look around….

Take Your Time

My calendar yesterday said “There is more to life when you stop and notice.” A long time ago now I walked the Cotswold Way as part of an organised group. It was good fun. The weather was very kind to us and it didn’t rain once. Fortunately we didn’t have to carry all our gear…

Grace

When self-isolating began I joined a Facebook group called “the self-isolating bird club”. It has become a big group and has members who have been bird watching for a long time and those who are relatively new to it. There have been times when someone has posted a picture of a bird and asked for…

Planting seeds.

I was listening to a broadcast on Facebook by Chris Packham. At one point mid-sentence he said “Buzzard”, pointed off to his right and then carried on where he had left off. Later he did it again when a greenfinch landed on his bird feeder, except of course this time he shouted “Greenfinch” He later…