The Red Arrows flew low over my garden yesterday afternoon...a big
surprise...so I got my camera and followed them...so to speak!
They were doing a stopover at a small local airfield before flying on
to a display. Managed to get these few images including a practice of
one of their formations. The light wasn't great but when you're under
their landing flightpath and they're only 100' above your head...who
This month's Image was taken by Mary Brenner on her trip to Costa Rica.
A small hummingbird, the snowy-bellied measures just 10 cm
(3.9 in). Head and upper chest are metallic green. Lower chest and
belly are pure white. Back and rump are metallic copper. The tail is
generally coppery in the eastern population and blue-black in the
is one of the Cyclades islands in the Aegean Sea. It was devastated by
a volcanic eruption in the 16th century BC, forever shaping its rugged
The whitewashed, cubiform houses of its 2 principal towns, Fira and
Oia, cling to cliffs above an underwater caldera (crater). They
overlook the sea, small islands to the west and beaches made up of
black, red and white lava pebbles.
The lush, green island of Lesvos, or Mytilini as it is also called, is
like no other Greek island and perhaps no other place in the world. It
is the third largest of the islands in Greece behind Crete and Evia.
Virtually unaffected by the mass tourism that has turned other islands
into amusement parks, Lesvos is the perfect place to visit for people
who want to experience the real Greece.
For the Greek Island traveler who is worried about not having enough to
do, Lesvos is the perfect destination with amazing food, beautiful
beaches, pine and hardwood forests, rivers and over a million olive
Image of the Month for March is by Lynda Sutton who photographed this
landscape of the River Dee with her mobile phone. She was standing next
to her husband, Ron who shot the same scene with his DSLR, but the
result was no better!
An incredible sunset to get red and silver/white in the same sky (plus
the convenient swan!). This image has not been enhanced/Photoshopped in
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