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Starlings in the Summer A couple of starlings with their maturing brood are perched on the roof ridge. The young birds,fully-fledged, keep their brown plumage until the autumn, when they gradually become spotted like their parents. Starlings are sociable...

Saint Joachim and Anne In the Scriptures, Matthew and Luke furnish a legal family history of Jesus, tracing ancestry to show that Jesus is the culmination of great promises. Not only is his mother’s family neglected, we also know nothing factual about...

Americans in New York So many of those from New York State are taking advantage to fly cheaply with the Norwegian airlines. Instead of going into the New York city that can just pop along to their local airport and fly direct to Edinburgh. Wonderful world...

I wake up to sunshine and look out to see the deer eating in my front garden. I look for my camera to take a few pictures and they have dissapeared into my back garden. Munching the branches and the leaves having a breakfast on my apple trees and bushes....

St. James the Apostle This James is the brother of John the Evangelist. The two were called by Jesus as they worked with their father in a fishing boat on the Sea of Galilee. Jesus had already called another pair of brothers from a similar occupation:...

There was one day when I was up in the attic and there I came across an old painting and this dusty ancient violin. I took them to the auction house for a valuation. It turned out I had a Rembrandt and a Stradivarius . Unfortunately, Stradivarius was...

St. Sharbel Makhluf Although this saint never traveled far from the Lebanese village of Beka-Kafra where he was born, his influence has spread widely. Joseph Zaroun Makluf was raised by an uncle because his father, a mule driver, died when Joseph was...

Trampolining Fun in jumping and bouncing. Great to get on a trampoline. Five or ten minutes bouncing. Life there just passes me by.

The Colourful Life by Kandinsky. This is a large painting. Seeing it hanging. Publicly is wonderful. Its image on computer or book fails to shows its genius. The joy of standing in front of it makes a journey - joy.

Bethlehem A hotel in Bethlehem. Not a Waldorf Hotel, but a Walled Off Hotel. A wonderful Hotel filled with Art and History. A museum within to explain the divided wall. Wonderful, showing Trump - how walls stilmulate. Banksy has not only left his paintings...

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