Photo of the week: flowers

Flowers beside a bath tap at Hacienda de Abajo, Tazacorte, La Palma island
December 2, 2018

Hacienda de Abajo is a historical hotel in Tazacorte. Sometimes I visit with a group of guests from a cruise ship. We tour the hotel then have coffee in the gorgeous garden. The place is always full of charming details, like these flowers on a washbasin.


Sunday Photo: backlit clouds

Sunrise behind Mt Teide on Tenerife
November 25, 2018

Mt Teide often forms a banner cloud; the locals say that Teide is wearing its cap. At this time of year the sun rises behind Tenerife, so any clouds, including the cap, are backlit.


Photos of the week: Chai

October 21, 2018

We have a new member of the family. Chai arrived on Tuesday evening. We don’t know her parentage or exact age because she’s a found cat. To be precise, she was found by the neighbours of a friend of a friend. Luckily for her and luckily for us, I’d been asking around for kittens in need of a home. Everyone’s happy. It’s been a busy week, but this morning we…


Photo of the week: the zodiacal light

October 16, 2018

It’s a funny thing, but the photos look very different on the desktop computer to the laptop – I hope this looks reasonable on your computer or phone.. You can only ever see the zodiacal light in really dark places, in the east about an hour before dawn, or in the west an hour after sunset. I took this photo from my balcony. It’s caused by dust in the plane…