Gr8at: World Nature Photography Awards 2020

As I often say, nature really is incredible. And a big part of nature is the wonderful wildlife. So please enjoy these winners from 2020. Do you have a favourite? Can you guess the overall winner?

Animals in their habitat category – Thomas Vijayan
Black and white category – Harry Skeggs
People and nature category – Naomi Rose
Animal portraits category – Nick Dale
Behaviour – Amphibians and reptiles category – Vittorio Ricci
Nature art category – Dipanjan Pal
Black and white category – Robert Nowak
Animals in their habitat category – Vladimir Cech

Line(s) of the Day #Driverslicense

And I know we weren’t perfect but I’ve never felt this way for no one
And I just can’t imagine how you could be so okay now that I’m gone
Guess you didn’t mean what you wrote in that song about me
‘Cause you said forever, now I drive alone past your street

Taken from Olivia Rodrigo’s debut song Driver’s License (2020), which has smashed all number of records, including being one of the most dominant number one’s in US Billboard’s Top 100 history.

Gr8at: BBC Winterwatch

BBC nature show Winterwatch has encouraged viewers to send in photographs of the winter wildlife. These are the ones I prefer most. Do you have a favourite?

Alister Kemp took this image of a mountain hare in the Scottish Highlands.
Adam Walters photographed this frosty fungi.
Photographer Chris Draper spotted these four wonderful stags
This was taken by Lisa Wood in Nairnshire, Scotland
Raymond Leinster captured this red squirrel in the snow
This striking mage is from Gaz m from Lincolnshire.
DJH Flickr captured said that this little stonechat bird.
Anniison photographed the multicolour winter leaf.

Line(s) of the Day #TheOffice

Darryl Philbin: In the warehouse, we’d use code names for people we wanted to talk about. Andy was “Jelly Roll”, Mike was “Dennis the Menace”, Ryan was “Douchebag.”
Ryan Howard: Hey, that’s not a code name, that’s just an insult.
Oscar Nunez: Plus, everyone would know who you meant.

Craig Robinson, BJ Novak and Oscar Martinez in The Office: An American Workplace (2005 – 2013), the hugely successful American adaptation of The Office (2001 – 2003), which ran for 14 episodes but was hugely influential.

Line(s) of the Day #TheSecretGarden

Of course there must be lots of Magic in the world,” he said wisely one day, “but people don’t know what it is like or how to make it. Perhaps the beginning is just to say nice things are going to happen until you make them happen. I am going to try and experiment.”

As said by Colin Craven in The Secret Garden, the children’s novel by Frances Hodgson Burnett.