Tuesday, 1 May 2018


Moscow metro
The Amber Room

Bob and I have been visiting Russia; Moscow and St Petersburg. The metro is just as ornate as we were led to believe.
St Basil's cathedral, Red Square
A Faberge egg

Yet another chandelier...
Everything is really over the top - so much gold leaf that it actually makes you feel a bit ill!

Tuesday, 28 November 2017

A brazzle and a hummingbird...

Another excellent picture from Caeleigh Graven - this one's of Fuzzy.

And this is a cinnamon hummingbird from Nicaragua,where I went in the summer.

Tuesday, 7 November 2017

A Halloween jack-o-lantern with a difference from Caeleigh Graven - it's Architrex!

Monday, 9 October 2017

Tuesday, 8 August 2017

Illustrations by Caeleigh Graven

These are some illustrations for The Divide,  painted by 16-year-old Caeleigh Graven.  I really like them!

Felix and Betony


Monday, 19 September 2016


After six trips to not see leopards and three trips to not see tigers, my first trip to not see jaguars didn't live up to expectations. Here are a selection of photos from my holiday to Brazil.

Female jaguar

Yellow-beaked cardinals

Crane hawk



Hyacinth macaws

Saturday, 12 March 2016