A few weeks ago my Uncle Mickey died just about a week short of his 94th birthday, an excellent innings by any standard, he lived in Washington State in the USA with his wife, Jeanie had US citizenship and was a staunch Republican. As it is Rememberance Sunday today, it is a fitting moment to think of him as well as all the other ex servicemen and women.
The Somerset Levels are a flood plain and it is said that the County name of Somerset is a corruption of an earlier Saxon phrase which described the inhabitants as the “Summer People” because it was only in the Summer months that the Levels were useable because they were waterlogged in the Winter months. It is the type of habitat that supports wading birds of all kinds, among the larger birds Herons are fairly common and I always like to photograph them when I can.
Where I live in Burnham on Sea, about one mile up the beach is a rather odd but very distinct structure, a wooden lighthouse and it has some history behind it too !
This post describes my background in photography and how I arrived at where I am today, the friend in question is a dog called Jack and more about him shortly.