hidden

And above all, watch with glittering eyes the whole world around you
because the greatest secrets are always hidden in the most unlikely places.
Those who don’t believe in magic will never find it.
– Roald Dahl


ISO 200, f/6.3, 1/125s
ISO 200, F/6.3, 1/500s
ISO 200, f/6.3, 1/200s
ISO 200, f/6.3, 1/200s
ISO 400, f/6.3, 1/250s
ISO 200, f/6.3, 1/250s

*Nikon D850 with AF Micro Nikkor 60mm f/2.8D*

green new deal?

And now we welcome the new year
full of things that have never been
― Rainer Maria Rilke


New trees, new hope, a pair of robins, a family of blackbirds and assorted wagtails have made their new home amidst the olive grove (well, there are now two such trees). Nature has shown that even a brief respite from the toxic side products of human endeavour pays (green) dividends.

Let’s hope ‘we the people’ can now renew and heal as we transition to a new year, working together to heal differences and put aside toxic divisions.

(newly planted) olive tree: 1/200s, f/8.0, ISO 64

(newly planted) magnolia: 1/200s, f8.0, ISO 64

(precocious) prunus: 1/200s f/8.0, ISO 64

(ready for new residents) White House 1/200s f/8.0, ISO 64


*All images made with Nikon D850 and AF-S Nikkor 24-70mm f/2.8E VR lens with limited edits in Lightroom*