Photograph: Victoria Park, London

Victoria park lake

Victoria park

I took these both on the same day when at Victoria Park by Bethnal Green. I couldn’t decide which one to pick, so decided to include them both.


Gr8at: National Geographic Animal Photographs

National Geographic has countless superb images, so it’s my pleasure to do another post sharing their superlative photographs with you all. While my last post focused more on landscapes, this time I’m concentrating on the wide array of animals their photographers have captured. Do you have a favourite? What makes it stand out?

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Line(s) of the Day #OdetoaNightengale

Ode to a Nightengale
I cannot see what flowers are at my feet,
Nor what soft incense hangs upon the boughs,
But, in embalmed darkness, guess each sweet
Wherewith the seasonable month endows

Taken from the poem ‘Ode to a Nightengale’ by the much loved English romantic poet John Keats (1795 – 1821).

Gr8at – Cute Animal Photos

After a slightly painful trip to the dentist today, I needed some adorable photos of animals to cheer me up. Here are my eight favourites from internet photos I’ve been sent from emails over the years. Which ones stand out the most to you?

Pink birdsToo cute for words. Makes you wonder what they are thinking.


Maybe he’ll become the fifth Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle.

Cute and Cuter


That pose definitely gets my seal of approval.


Makes you wonder what shampoo is being used.

Polar Bear

Hope someone has a towel nearby.


If the animal kingdom ever remakes Rocky…




Not the most energetic of animals, but with poses like that they sure know how to work the camera.