Sunday photos: bugs on cars

A red damsel fly on a car in La Bomblilla, Tazacorte, La Palma island
July 11, 2021

It’s been a rather uneventful week. I’ve pulled a muscle in my leg so I haven’t gone out very much. It also made me realised how stressed I’ve been feeling, so I’ve made a conscious decision to chill out a bit more and re-evaluate. I’ve only produced one new article on Medium. Make Grotty Art


Sunday photos from La Hoya del Rehielo

A tiny bee (about 1 cm long) Garafia
June 20, 2021

So I finally took a group around the Roque on Friday, my first group for a year. It was a bit complicated because nobody can take groups inside telescopes due to COVID, so I had to get creative. I met them at the heliports and showed them the gamma-ray telescopes, then we went up to the Roque and hiked to the Isaac Newton, stopping at the old goat-herders cabins and…


Sunday photos: Rivendell

May 31, 2021

I’m taking a couple days out at Rivendell, and the place is working its usual magic. I swear time flows differently here. Words certainly do. Logically, part of it must be getting away from my usual domestic routine. Still, lately it’s been an effort to produce 200 words a day, but in half a day yesterday I managed 850 words. This week’s writing news is mostly that I’ve started writing…


Sunday photos – Lava

May 23, 2021

Ufff! That’s the translation and all associated paperwork completed, which is quite a relief. Wouldn’t you know it, my phone died, right in the middle of recovering a password which didn’t help at all. Luckily we have a not-very-smart phone which we keep for emergencies. After charging it and moving the SIM card and memory card over I had a phone again. Of course that left me with apps to…


Sunday Photos: Barlovento

April 26, 2021

I didn’t get all that much writing done this week because I snuck off to Barlovento for a couple of nights. My friend Petra had a cottage at Las Cabezadas for a week and invited me to join her for a while. Probably my favourite bit was the ducklings at Barlovento reservoir. As you can see, they were utterly adorable. But as ususal I took photos of everything, particularly insects…


Sunday photos: shelves and Llano de las cuevas

Llano de las cuevas, El Paso, La Palma island
April 18, 2021

I’ve begun sorting out the balcony for summer. It’s a great spot to sit, or at least it will be again with a bit of work. I have a nice patio table and chairs, lots of plant in plant pots, and there’s an amazing view. The trouble is that the junk does collect over the winter. This year I bought some shelves so that I can store all the empty…