Creeping Suspicions

I have a creeping suspicion treecreepers are much more interesting than their color scheme and name makes them out to be.

A Tit-Blue Sky

A Blue Tit peeks out from behind blossoms, a brilliant blue sky behind. Honestly - who could resist the chubby little face?

Coup d’Oeil

Car-window glimpses – hints at something beyond the fingerprinted glass and constant humming of movement and silence in their endless dance, because you love like this – bittersweet heart-in-mouth. You cannot do anything else; no space forms for anything else in disappearing tarmac behind and knowledge of the gap between possibility and reality. In the… Continue reading Coup d’Oeil


These are the Sky-Peaks

here you find the hovering fragilities, a toppling consciousness of breaking, of enduring in shards of light and twisted feathers, and yesterday's snowflakes still half-sodden on the ground - another dream to melt for the future. I happened upon this kestrel while hiking in the Pyrenees - or, at least, what is probably or most likely just possibly… Continue reading These are the Sky-Peaks

From the Lake to the Trees

Some lovely branches against the sky from the Pyrenees caught my eye. Their curling intricacies fascinated me, especially when the sun shone through - and so I photographed it. On another note, posting will be sporadic to totally absent over the next ten days due to the fact I'm travelling and will likely have no… Continue reading From the Lake to the Trees

Like the Wings of Birds

An as-yet-unidentified raptor (which I would very much appreciate identification of) hovers in the sky over the Pyrenees - one of the many we saw. This raptor in particular was spotted along with some four or five others, that, by the time we stopped the car and got out, had coasted on the thermals too… Continue reading Like the Wings of Birds

One More Sound for One More Lovely Thing

I think I am in love with the mountains, in all their forms - the breathless immediacy of Himalayan forests, the desolate rocky crags of the Great Rift Valley, the blushing greenery of Japanese hills, and now the snow-capped peaks of the Pyrenees. It is hard to explain what it is about them. The snaking… Continue reading One More Sound for One More Lovely Thing

Winter Coal

Europe + birds + cold. What could be better? This was one of the first birds I actually had the chance to photograph during our visit to the Spanish Pyrenees. Post-spotting, some dubiously legal fence-jumping took me to this pine tree where it was feeding on... something. Despite having seen the bird previously in the… Continue reading Winter Coal