Wild Flowers

Last year we planted wild flowers at the edge of our Veggie garden. They came up again this year and in spite of two month of draught they are still struggling on.
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Woody revisits

We have always done a lot to get the birds to visits our garden. Several years ago families of Great Spotted Woodpeckers visited my special constructed “Woody” pole. Magpies moved in and the Woodpeckers and other birds became fewer. Early one morning a couple of weeks ago, we were lying in bed with our cup of Tea, when we heard a Woodpecker in one of the dead branches in our old plum tree. I have specially left the many dead branches on the deceased tree to encourage the birds. Between us we managed to get the camera and take several pictures of this female Great Spotted Woodpecker. As can be seen, from the flying dust, she was hard at work. She came back a few more times, but lately we haven’t seen her. but we have seen plenty of signs of her

The youngster

Years ago we had a garden full of birds. A large variety came to the feeders. The Great Spotted Woodpeckers brought their young to the poles I installed and charged with peanuts. Then the Magpies moved in and every thing changed. They constantly raid the feeders and rob the nest of eggs and youngsters.
This young male woodpecker is from happy years.

A day in London Town

London Town
I do love going to London. For various reasons my wife and i have not been able to visit for a couple of years, so the next best thing is to look at photos from previous visits. This is from Piccadilly Circus looking down Regent Street to the column with the Duke of York perched on top. The Palace of Westminster is in the background. It was a typical London day in 2008 and the light in the sky appealed to me. http://www.thelostphotographer.dk

 

How the mighty have fallen

This guy was sitting on a bench in Copenhagen drinking a beer and a further supply in a plastic bag next to him. As I passed he asked me if it was a Leica. I stopped and talked to him. As it turned out he used to be a well known and prize winning photographer and film maker. How the mighty have fallen. Very sad. For best viewing click on image to enlarge. Camera Fuji X100S
This guy was sitting on a bench in Copenhagen drinking a beer and a further supply in a plastic bag next to him. As I passed he asked me if it was a Leica. I stopped and talked to him.
As it turned out he used to be a well known and prize winning photographer and film maker. How the mighty have fallen. Very sad.
For best viewing click on image to enlarge.
Camera Fuji X100S

The controllers

A good number of years ago my vife and I visited St. Petersburg. We were appalled to see the pitiful state of the many beggars, many of them crippled. Our guide later told us, that they were run and controlled by the local Mafia who took most of their daily earnings in return for near subhuman accommodation and something to eat. This scene outside Copenhagen central station reminded me of that situation. I have no reason to believe, that the men in leather jackets were controllers, but the difference in their dress and stance was noticeable. For best viewing click on image to enlarge. Camera Fuji X100S
A good number of years ago my wife and I visited St. Petersburg. We were appalled to see the pitiful state of the many beggars, many of them crippled. Our guide later told us, that they were run and controlled by the local Mafia who took most of their daily earnings in return for near subhuman accommodation and something to eat.
This scene outside Copenhagen central station reminded me of that situation. I have no reason to believe, that the men in leather jackets were controllers, but the difference in their dress and stance was noticeable.
For best viewing click on image to enlarge.
Camera Fuji X100S

The Photographer

Today I walked in Copenhagen with my Fuji round my neck. This guy was sitting bon a bench drinking a beer and a further supply in a plastic bag next to him. As I passed he asked me if it was a Leica. I stopped and talked to him. As it turned out he used to be a well known and price winning photoggrapher and film maker. How the mighty have fallen. Very sad. For best viewing click on image to enlarge. Camera Fuji X100S
Today I walked in Copenhagen with my Fuji round my neck. This guy was sitting on a bench drinking a beer and a further supply in a plastic bag next to him. As I passed he asked me if it was a Leica. I stopped and talked to him.
As it turned out he used to be a well known and prize winning photographer and film maker. How the mighty have fallen. Very sad.
For best viewing click on image to enlarge.
Camera Fuji X100S