Wednesday, 24 June 2015
I've hardly taken any photos this year - this is not a bad thing. I've just been spending time doing other things I enjoy, mostly music, extensive weekly travelling (the freelance/part-time jobbing lifestyle) and spending time with the people who matter most to me when I'm at home. I'm lucky that I make a living from something that I love, but nature for me gives meaning to everything else in life, so it's important to make time for that too.
But nature always starts at home, and here at home, the hedgehogs are back in the garden. Last year, we fed and fattened them up through the summer and autumn months, and we have three regular visitors in the garden now. I've even managed to convince my wife that I shouldn't mow the lawn as it doesn't look natural in the photos. But it's getting a bit long even for the photos now, so that won't last long. After all, the hogs keep their little snouts close to the ground, buried in the grass, lifting them only to breathe the air and lick their lips. It's tasty outside. Really tasty.