One Observing

A Curious Person's Photographic Notebook

Bicycle Days

Bicycle Days !!

The day is warm and sweet, perfect for a bicycle jaunt. “She who succeeds in gaining mastery of the bicycle gains mastery of life.” -Frances E. Willard, 1895.

Cat Interrupted

Cat Interrupted

A raucous gang of birds outside interrupted this fellow’s nap time, and though he is a dedicated bird watcher, on this occasion he decided they were not worthy of his interest, so he put his head back down and returned to sleep. For hours.

Early Spring on the Nature Trail

On the Nature Trail. Early Spring

Weeks to go yet before leafy greens dominate this nature trail. For today, the reddish shrubs offer their colour, reveal themselves, before being eclipsed by spring verdancy.

Happy Spring !

Welcoming Spring (1)The first day of Spring means donning your finest splash-proof boots and dancing through melting snow puddles. On International Day of Happiness to boot, what could be more fitting!


Tellme what is your yearning

With winter refusing to release its hold here, deploying cruel temperatures and harsh winds, spirits are fragile. We wish for other; we wish for spring. We wish for tulips – those spring heralds blooming now only in dreamland.

Yes to tulips

Secondhand Books


“Secondhand books are wild books, homeless books; they have come together in vast flocks of variegated feather, and have a charm which the domesticated volumes of the library lack.” – Virginia Woolf

Seek out your local secondhand bookshops, and explore the wild “flocks of variegated feather.” Give a homeless book a forever home.

Travel Books


“A book travels for days, for years, sometimes for centuries to reach you at an exact point in time.” – Lang Leav, “The Universe of Us”

May your next book travel a safe path to reach you at the destined point in time.