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Encounter #midnighthaiku

Just a fleeting glimpse Eye and lens at the ready Watching each other Opportunists both Alert for a transient prize Seizing the moment

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Stars and fairy lights…

Walking home in the dark last night, my village was aglow with fairy lights…thousands of tiny, shining stars, blue, white and all the colours of the rainbow, twinkling in the darkness and lighting the way. The everyday ordinariness of living … Continue reading

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…and hello again…

“I don’t know what to do…” Just from the tone of voice on the phone, I was already getting my things together. He explained. And I really couldn’t believe my ears. “A baby bird flew into the kitchen… jumping up … Continue reading

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…and goodbye

The encounter with the wren was a lovely start to an otherwise sort-of-sad day. I had to say goodbye to Big Pleco. Like Topsy, he just grow’d. And grow’d…till he was nearing fifteen inches long and with a girth that … Continue reading

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Hello…

There was an almighty racket in the garden. It could only be a wren. The tiny songsters have a voice far too big for their size, and their song is incredibly rich and varied. This, though, was a persistent, juvenile … Continue reading

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Only a bird…

From the archives: Sometimes there is only a blackbird in the whole world. The clamour of the streets, the incessant chatter of a room full of people, the distant noise of a thousand cars… these are the things that assail … Continue reading

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