Chaffinch

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A new bird on the blog. I lost my bird watching since I left Sri Lanka where I was so passionate about discovering new species of birds. I did not go bird watching in the UK or Romania this time around and I even dropped the habit of taking many photos in general. Instead, when I went for a walk I saw beauty but did not want to capture it. Even the camera gets too heavy at times.

Long-tailed Tit

Here’s another new bird I saw in England this time: Long-tailed Tit. I photographed it at the same place I photographed the pheasant but on the other side of the small road in the countryside.

I am not spending too much time outside these days – being cozy at home with my family.

Hoping everyone is feeling good and loved during these holidays 🙂

Long-tailed Bushtit
Long-tailed Bushtit

Pheasant

Hi everyone, sorry for going quiet again. I finished exams and came to UK to spend time with my family. Photographed this male Pheasant on my way home from the airport when we stopped by the roadside for a bit.IMG_9451 IMG_9455-1

When love arrives..

These two Crested Grebes were surely in love. The male Grebe even did a bit of a dance for the female. The interesting part is that this was in early January, and I was thinking they only get so lovey dovey in Spring.. how very silly of me..

Is there ever a right time for love? If you have time, have a look at this amazing poem When Love Arrives by Sarah Kay and Phil Kaye, you’ll know.

Great Crested Grebe's Love
Great Crested Grebe’s Love

“Love is not who you were expecting, love is not who you can predict.
Maybe love is in New York City, already asleep;
You are in California, Australia, wide awake.
Maybe love is always in the wrong time zone.
Maybe love is not ready for you.
Maybe you are not ready for love.
Maybe love just isn’t the marrying type.
Maybe the next time you see love is twenty years after the divorce, love is older now, but just as beautiful as you remembered.
Maybe love is only there for a month.
Maybe love is there for every firework, every birthday party, every hospital visit.
Maybe love stays- maybe love can’t.
Maybe love shouldn’t.

Love arrives exactly when love is supposed to,
And love leaves exactly when love must.
When love arrives, say, “Welcome. Make yourself comfortable.”
If love leaves, ask her to leave the door open behind her.
Turn off the music, listen to the quiet, whisper,
“Thank you for stopping by.”” –  from When Love Arrives by Sarah Kayand Phil Kaye

Valentine’s Day is coming up, hope everybody has a day full of love! And remember that showing that you care and love  is a thing for every single day alive!