How Does Your Garden Glow

If in doubt, get your partner’s GoPro out. The clock struck midnight, and out came the storm. Who needs to be a storm-chaser when the storm comes to you? About fifteen minutes after this shot, as it rumbled towards and over the house, lightning made ground about 100 feet in front of us – roughly…

Moth Country

Back to the Tuscan hills. On the hillside were three lavender bushes being worked day and night by what sounded like the entire global bee and bug population. My previous attempt at a micro-capture was an accident. Then I saw this little guy, and with much sneakery and stealth, got a snap. …Turns out I…

In Romeo’s Footsteps

A wonder to me, everyday to you. Another day at work for the soldiers of old, tasked with lookout duties. Another walk to work for today’s residents. And another day of work for the tour buses, full of clicks, snaps and chatter. A bit like Edinburgh, where you trip over history on the way to…

From Dusk ’til Dawn

For the newbies among you, I have a filthy habit: I take a lot of aerial photographs. Pick any of my landscape shots, and I’d wager at least 80% of the ones uploaded are taken from the air, preferably not including the plane window, and avoiding the wings if I can help it. But sometimes,…

Sandwich Italiano

Piazza Bra. The largest piazza in Verona, and certainly one of the most aesthetically pleasing (if you ignore the resident crane behind the arena). Thanks to a last minute bargain – and, admittedly, an accident that required minimal distance between a bed and the arena – our patch for the night was the third floor…