Category Archives: Animals

The fens are alive with the sound of moosic

Yesterday we attended a rehearsal of the famous Grantchester Bovine Acapella Trio.


Actually, they were trying to reach this particularly tasty tree which was growing just a bit too far out over the river.

An interest in cycling

I left my bike parked by a fence while walking Tilly this morning. When I came back, I found some very interested onlookers.



They watched with interest as I unlocked it and then we started a gentle shuffle to get the bike out. (The photos don’t show the next row of spectators behind – another half-dozen or so.)

You can’t win, Vader…

If you let me bathe, I shall become muddier than you could possibly imagine.


The Slow Food Movement


At Linton Zoo, yesterday morning.

Tugging at the heartstrings…

Rose keeps showing me YouTube videos from Vet Ranch. This is a Texas-based non-profit which gathers donations to provide veterinary treatment for animals who otherwise wouldn’t get it — typically to take them from rescue shelters and get them in a condition where they can be adopted.

The videos they post are generally wonderful before-and-after comparisons, and, I imagine, a very effective fund-raising tool! Nicely done.

MollyMoo is a cutie, for example:

And here’s another dramatic transformation in a small amount of time.

Strike a pose, Sport

Before this morning, if you had shown me a picture of a kangaroo doing this, I’d have thought he was a stuffed one, probably taking part in an Australian beer commercial.


But it turned out this was just part of his morning stretching routine.






At Linton Zoo

Actually, I’m quite fierce!

I know I look small, but just get rid of this fence and I’ll show you…


At Linton Zoo this morning.

Full of the joys of autumn

It was beautiful at Holkham Beach today. Everyone was having fun…


Really wish I’d been the one in front of, instead of behind, the camera in some of these. I’ve never ridden in a place like this.



Those having fun included, of course, Tilly…



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Hearts at peace under an English heaven


The Great Beyond

The Great Beyond

Tilly, captured on her afternoon walk by my iPhone 6. It’s a pretty good camera in the right conditions, given the size of the lens. Click to see more detail.

If this shot looks vaguely familiar, you might have seen this one a couple of years ago.

Mistress of all she surveys

Tilly at Wimpole Hall

Or so she believes, anyway…

Standing guard


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