I thought I would add this photo of the Horse Chestnut featured in Gone in the blink of an Eye. At the time of writing I couldn’t find it. Here it is when it was well and in its glory – two years ago. I do hope our Ash trees don’t disappear now that they are infected with a nasty […]
Bleeding canker and moth larvae are a lethal cocktail for English Horse Chestnut trees and apparently within 20 years we won’t have any left. Arriving in the UK from Macedonia (Northern Greece) in 2002 this tiny larvae (leaf miner caterpillar) burrows into the leaves of the Horse Chestnut causing them to prematurely brown and wither in July and August and, […]
Lightening the mood again. Hope you like my photos taken during a long afternoon stroll this Sunday alongside a favourite river and lake. As usual all photos (c) Jane Risdon 2012 All Rights Reserved.
The Criminal Mind is Different. by Jennifer Chase
Will be entering this week I hope. Did it last year and managed 52,000 words. Great fun and very satisfying to do…..good luck everyone.
Had a lovely long walk on Sunday – over two hours – in brilliant sunshine and loved it. Explored the local area – my first chance really since moving – and I didn’t need a brolly either! Took lots of photos so here are a few. Hope you enjoy them. There was a fabulous sky the other night: Red […]
On-going research into both Works in Progress is getting to be a very dusty affair. Paper causes so much dust! It would be wonderful to have someone to do this but I guess I shall have to wait until I am a successful writer. Trouble is, all this searching through old documents, letters and photos takes so much time and […]
I had an adventure on Thursday with a very old friend who is also a successful award-winning authoress. We both love Peter Robinson and his books are much-loved by us both. Peter is on a book tour around the UK and he came to a town near us both so we met up and queued with everyone else books in hand ready for his autograph. My friend’s books are known to him and he has mentioned them in three of his, so imagine how thrilled she was to meet him and how taken aback he was to meet her in person at last! I felt like I used to when an artist (singer/band) I managed would be (with me) sitting in a music store, albums heaped on the desk, pens ready, waiting for fans to come and buy a recording and get an autograph. It can be very daunting and I felt for him as he sat there waiting for us to arrive and file past. People never know what to say to you and I guess that is how the Queen must feel when confronted with all those people she’s introduced to and has to make polite conversation with. It is such a relief when someone turns up. As you sit there waiting for the appointed time doubts set in and you wonder if anyone is going to come, and you watch everyone passing by in the hope they […]
They are back. I looked out this morning and they were surrounding the flower beds and then this evening they arrived in a line as if off the ark….one flew in late and spent his time preening and over-seeing the others. The light was better this time so here are a few more Canada geese.
Such a funny week. Three times I spotted a gaggle of Canada geese under my window and near the bus stop, but by the time I managed to get my camera, they had gone. I started thinking I was imagining them. Yesterday I managed to spot them and get my camera and take some shots of them. About 30 in […]