Swallows, Swifts and the summer equinox!

Went back to Hale last week and spent hours just watching and photographing Swallows and Swifts darting over the corn fields in a never ending search for food…catching insects on the wing. I’ve always been fascinated by these little birds and not least because of their epic migration every year from Africa to spend the summer raising young on our little island.

The Swallow who flied to close to the Sun!

The Swallow that flew to close to the Sun! ....Hale Village outside Liverpool 2010

The quite beautiful patterns they weave in the sky……Just imagine, without them we’d probably be overrun with midgets and little biting insects….god bless the little Swallow!

It got me thinking about migration and I’ve had this great idea about an abstract piece of street art centred around the majestic shapes these birds make. I get most of my best ideas when I’m not trying to think, simplicity and the relaxation of the mind are the key……..somebody once said that “any fool can complicate things but it takes a genius to make things simple.” So true that 🙂


Stonehenge, Wiltshire 2008

Today is the summer equinox……the longest day of the year, so to celebrate here’s a photo I took of Stonehenge…..I prefer Avesbury myself!

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