the skinflint philosopher

Attempting to thrift our way to a better life, with a toddler in tow!

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Tree sparrows sheltering from the snow: Bulgaria photos 9


Tree sparrows (Passer montanus) unfazed by the many shoppers banging trolleys in and out of the lines, sit and wait out of the bitter wind that blows across a Kaufland car park shortly to be covered in snow.

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Beauty by design

The best of skinflintery applied to the art world- making amazing use of natural found objects to painstakingly create these pieces of beauty. And of course, from the philosophical point of view all these (apart from the photographic record) are inherently transient which makes it even more worth stopping to take the time to look. The allure of the natural world is essentially fragile, and we don’t spend enough time looking at it before it is gone.