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Poplar hawk-moth by delph-ambi Poplar hawk-moth :icondelph-ambi:delph-ambi 2 0 Apples by delph-ambi Apples :icondelph-ambi:delph-ambi 4 0 Swans and cygnets by delph-ambi Swans and cygnets :icondelph-ambi:delph-ambi 6 2 Damselflies by delph-ambi Damselflies :icondelph-ambi:delph-ambi 0 0 Camellia by delph-ambi Camellia :icondelph-ambi:delph-ambi 3 0 Marc Chagall by delph-ambi Marc Chagall :icondelph-ambi:delph-ambi 8 4 Jackdaw by delph-ambi Jackdaw :icondelph-ambi:delph-ambi 11 5 Charcoal burning by delph-ambi Charcoal burning :icondelph-ambi:delph-ambi 4 2 Camera shy by delph-ambi Camera shy :icondelph-ambi:delph-ambi 3 0 Chaffinch by delph-ambi Chaffinch :icondelph-ambi:delph-ambi 4 8 Tryfan by delph-ambi Tryfan :icondelph-ambi:delph-ambi 11 6 Battersea funfair July 1951 by delph-ambi Battersea funfair July 1951 :icondelph-ambi:delph-ambi 8 2 Sparrow by delph-ambi Sparrow :icondelph-ambi:delph-ambi 13 2 Rose In Inks by delph-ambi Rose In Inks :icondelph-ambi:delph-ambi 5 2 Misty by delph-ambi Misty :icondelph-ambi:delph-ambi 9 0 Laddie by delph-ambi Laddie :icondelph-ambi:delph-ambi 6 2


Where are the children? 3 by LevonHackensaw Where are the children? 3 :iconlevonhackensaw:LevonHackensaw 3 0 Where are the children? 2 by LevonHackensaw Where are the children? 2 :iconlevonhackensaw:LevonHackensaw 1 1 Horse Paper sculpture II by 8thLeo Horse Paper sculpture II :icon8thleo:8thLeo 9 2 Legolas sketch by BohemianWeasel Legolas sketch :iconbohemianweasel:BohemianWeasel 181 12 walking the pet... by flops75 walking the pet... :iconflops75:flops75 13 8 Tower, airplane, hand by mariomencacci Tower, airplane, hand :iconmariomencacci:mariomencacci 39 9 Michal by DawidZdobylak Michal :icondawidzdobylak:DawidZdobylak 97 20 Barn by LevonHackensaw Barn :iconlevonhackensaw:LevonHackensaw 1 1 Untitled by odingong1 Untitled :iconodingong1:odingong1 11 4 Untitled by odingong1 Untitled :iconodingong1:odingong1 14 4 Summer 3: Seaspray Cottage by Coigach Summer 3: Seaspray Cottage :iconcoigach:Coigach 28 2 Fledgling by A-Separate-Reality Fledgling :icona-separate-reality:A-Separate-Reality 24 6 Voices  by JohnPatience Voices :iconjohnpatience:JohnPatience 142 24 Southern Alps Sunrise by Capturing-the-Light Southern Alps Sunrise :iconcapturing-the-light:Capturing-the-Light 263 29 The Exit - Prenzlauer Berg by RoodyN The Exit - Prenzlauer Berg :iconroodyn:RoodyN 98 21 5/14/2018 by A-Separate-Reality 5/14/2018 :icona-separate-reality:A-Separate-Reality 19 3


Poplar hawk-moth
This turned up in my yard this morning. Extraordinary creature. Huge! I'm used to seeing tiny clothes moths, but this thing has a wingspan of up to 100mm, apparently.
I'm delighted to have a publishing contract for my new poetry collection (with erbacce press) and I'm mentioning it here because much of the inspiration for my poetry comes from the artwork and photographs I see on this site, so thank you all!
Damselflies doing what damselflies do in the spring. Photo taken at Durham Wildlife Trust's Low Barns Nature Reserve, near Bishop Auckland.
This one's just been published. A bit of departure for me, as in the past I've concentrated on novels, short stories and poetry - but this is a biography. Here's the blurb from the publisher's website:

"As a Jewish child born in Slovakia in 1930, my mother would never have a history that could be remembered in any sort of comfort. By the time she reached her teens, concealment had become essential for survival. Teasing out the details all these years later has challenged us both. This biography covers a period of twenty-five years, starting with my mother’s happy childhood in a comfortable and cultured home in pre-war Bratislava. Her life is destroyed with the inexorable rise of anti-Semitism; her family are deported to death camps while she is hidden in desperate conditions in an orphanage. When at last the war comes to an end, she comes out of hiding, only to be faced with the deep sadness of the loss of so much of her family. She leaves Slovakia for good, flying to England in an RAF bomber with other orphaned children, none of whom speaks any English. And then, bit by bit, she rebuilds her shattered life. Eventually she realises how important it is that future generations are told what really happened. This is where I come in, and this is her story."

If you're interested in buying the book, you should be able to order it from any bookshop, or if you prefer to buy online and you're in the UK then I would recommend going to the publisher's site here:…, and if you're in the US, then try Barnes & Noble here:… or anywhere else, as it's widely distributed. The book is suitable for anyone from school students studying the holocaust to adults interested in a story of a daughter trying to discover what really happened during her mother's formative years.


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Favourite genre of music: Indie rock, Medieval, Renaissance, Baroque, Romantic
Favourite photographer: Joe Cornish



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KittySib Featured By Owner 5 days ago  Hobbyist General Artist
SunnyThank you for the llama and have a great day!Sunny  
batmantoo Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2018  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you so much, Cathy, for the :+devwatch:, it is very much appreciated! :)
kaoru-kamiya Featured By Owner May 23, 2018  Hobbyist Photographer
thank you for the :+fav:I am a dummy! 
have a nice day!

watchful by kaoru-kamiya
Toniasis Featured By Owner May 10, 2018
Thank you for the watch and fav :)
flops75 Featured By Owner May 1, 2018  Hobbyist Photographer
Thanks for the fav, Cathy! :D (Big Grin) 
delph-ambi Featured By Owner May 2, 2018
You're welcome :)
ialliemilia Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2018
Thanks for the llama :]
JohnPipere Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2018  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks for the fave Cathy
delph-ambi Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2018
You're welcome :)
odingong1 Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2018  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
thx for fav ^-^
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