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Urban Nature

I recently spent a couple of nights at my parent’s house in Birmingham. Their garden has always been a hub for city wildlife, I’ve spent many a summer sitting in the garden with the vast array of birds that visit the garden, from starlings and herons on the rooftops, and hedgehogs and baby robins hiding in the grass.

On this particular Saturday I was supposed to be having a study day, but ended up at the window watching the endless wildlife that visited the garden over the space of a couple of hours. Mr and Mrs Fox stopped by, the collared dove sadly without it’s mate, a single robin, starlings, sparrows, coal tits and wood pigeons fighting over the bird food and Mr Blackbird made a few appearances too. There were also a couple of gorgeous feline friends but that’s for another (mad cat lady) post.

Here’s just a few of the best photos I managed to get.

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A Floral Fancy

Hello everyone

Those of you who know me will know I adore all things flowers, garden and wildlife. Although I am qualified in floristry, due to my illnesses I can no longer garden or get out very often into the sticks, so I’m always overjoyed when I can find little spots of nature in the city.

Yesterday I had a very, very rare day out with my dad. We met up in London and had a completely wonderful day. I could write forever about the excitement we had but this post is just a quick snapshot of the beautiful flowers I managed to snap after the rain in St James’ Park. Enjoy.

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I hope you love these beautiful flowers as much as I do. I’d love to see any photos you have of your favourite flowers, gardens or plants so please send them my way!

Karen xx