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“Morning Stillness” © by lighttrouve (Russell Tomlin) - one of many fine examples of his work, which include some wonderful landscapes and abstract photography

“Lost in Thought”

“Little Indians”

Wonderful photography by Ellen-OW (Eleonore Swierczyna), whose full portfolio is well worth checking out

I found this (as so many other good things, click her tag!) on the fine pages of Toetie.

Indian Scops Owls brood of young © by the Dutch photographer Peter Otten

Thanks to my younger daughter, who knows that I have some sort of relationship with owls... (see the owls tag...)

BTW, if you ever read “My Family and Other Animals” by Gerald Durrell, it was a baby Scops owl that he found as a young boy and smuggled home. One of my all-time favourite books!

If you like Japanese culture, this Facebook page is well worth checking out (and you might like my Japan tag also)

Wonderful photography © by our own 007Sue1

"Eagle's flight", a White-Tailed Eagle in the Czech-Moravian Highlands, © by the Czech photographer Zdenek Ondrasek

One of many treasures to be found on the fine pages of Toetie.

The author, Troy Lim, writes:

"This was taken in December 2010 during my first trip to Bosque del Apache National Wildlife Refuge in New Mexico. It took me four days, waiting in the cold weather an hour before sunrise. On the fourth day, everything fell together. The gorgeous sunrise, wind direction, and snow geese all took off right in front of my lens. "

From the page:

This young barn owl is one in a million after being born with a rare genetic condition that has made her feathers jet black.

Sable, who is two years old, suffers from melanism, a 100,000-to-one gene mutation that makes her the exact opposite to an albino.

Dark-hued owls are normally killed at birth by their confused mothers but Sable was born in captivity and so she survived, meaning she is one of only three in existence in Britain.


This is the current avatar of Toetie, a lady from the Netherlands (and another SU refugee) whose pages are filled with great art.

A wonderful bird portrait by the Thai photographer Navin Nowvapong, whose other work is well worth checking out

"Rainy Clouds"

"From Hillhead"

"Feeding the Birds"

"Birch and Snow"

Some wonderful Scottish contemporary art by David Body, discovered for me (as she does so often) by Johnshaven (Alison)

  • 29th May 2013:

  • Sadly (from our point of view) Alison has withdrawn from blogging now, but I featured her many times here on my own blog, and if you click the johnshaven tag above (or go here) you will still see some of her delightful output.

"I'm Going Home", some very nice Photoshop work by Angi Baker

"Me and Glasha", a self-portrait by the Russian photographer and nature enthusiast Lilia Tkachenko

"Owls Talking" by the great Russian photographer Lilia Tkachenko

One of many delights to be found on Cat's fine pages, which are full of humour, an obvious passion for nature, animals and the environment, beautiful art and images, French and English poetry, and much else besides.

A visit is highly recommended.

(When I find out where she has moved to, I'll update this!)

If you like this...

[Rein Hofman - one of the best owl photographers in the world]

"Moon, Bird and Tree" by Carlos Gotay Martinez, an excellent photographer with many themes

I found it on this nice collection of unusual bird photos

"Enough Snow"

"Spring Lady"

"Winter Sprite"

"The Homeplace"

"Winter Calm"

Some wonderful images of winter by the multi-talented photographer and digital artist Ron Jones

If you liked this...

[More images of winter]

A personal triumph for the photographer, Jeff Kouri from Colorado Springs - captured with a macro lens.

This amazing photograph is also featured in my "Best of the Web" photography page.

Long Eared Owl © by Rein Hofman, probably one of the best bird photographers on the planet

"Red Shouldered Hawk", a truly wonderful photo by Cary Maures

Thanks to my friend skip2mylou for this one.