I really feel I’m at my happiest and healthiest when I’m out and about enjoying all that Mother Nature has to offer.
This doesn’t mean to say that I’ll happily pitch a tent in the middle of nowhere and go without creature comforts. On reflection, it’s been a long time since I’ve slept under the stars in the great outdoors, in fact, I was young and precious when I last did it and detested the experience and I shouldn’t completely rule out roughing it again now that I am older and less precious.
The onset and the confines of Covid ignited a desire in me to lace up and, like Grasshopper, walk the Earth. I’ve enjoyed some fairly decent explorations, right on my own doorstep, encountering up close and personal the most amazing flora and fauna.
I’d love to share some of the nature pictures I’ve captured over the past 15 months, but rather than plonking them in a photo storing app and linking to an album, I would like to share them, a few at a time, here. Don’t expect quality photos as I’m really not much of a photographer - it’s just me and my Samsung and it’s the subject matter that’s important here.
I’d also love to see the BBAD crew’s photos out and about in Mother Nature - even the back garden - so please feel free to share.
Here’s the start:
This lovely old man of the sea took up residence at our local harbour - I assume to live out the rest of his days in retirement, not having to struggle and fight for his next meal. He would patiently wait for the local fishermen to clean their catch and deliver the scraps to him via the slide. He had very few teeth, lots of battle scars and died not too long (a month or two) after these photos were taken.