The Winter Collection.

Back to the here and now: some of my snapshots taken in January and February 2024 close to home.

Collage of photos UK in the winter 2024

I am a northerner in the UK. Here ‘up North’ Snowdrops are hardy winter flowers seen blooming as early as January and February; even pushing through frozen, snow-covered ground. A sign that Spring will be coming again with new beginnings, rebirth, and hope.

Snowdrops are a joy to behold!

by Dr Julie Charlesworth 20/02/24

Love is in the air.

Here are some moments on film from our visit to the Galápagos Islands 20years ago…

Blue Footed Boobies are also famed for their courtship and dance.

Happy Valentine’s Day on February 14th.

by Dr Julie Charlesworth 14/02/24

[Another meme I prepared using my photos from that adventure]

Know your audience: you may be surprised.

A curious scene I captured on film during our visit to the Galápagos Islands 20years ago…

Galapagos creatures meme

[Another meme I prepared using another one of my photos from that adventure.]

by Dr Julie Charlesworth 05/02/24

Adventure, forward-facing, and looking beyond.

More moments on film from our visit to the Galapagos 20years ago…

Galapagos Hawk Meme

[Another meme I prepared using my photos from that adventure.]

Sometimes you have to look beyond to really see and understand what is in front of you.

by Dr Julie Charlesworth 29/01/24

An inspiring adventure and taking a chance…

I am very glad Hubby and I visited the Galápagos Islands when we did – 20years ago this month! It was truly inspirational and we captured some special moments on film.

JDC GalapagosTortoise meme

[I prepared this meme using my photos from that adventure.]

There will be more surprises to come 😊…

by Dr Julie Charlesworth 22/01/24

A Tree of Life Sciences® 2024 and beyond.


In  2024 A Tree of Life Sciences® continues with consistency and more surprises to come.

A new year always gives scope for looking ahead whilst remembering the past particularly after 10 years of success. My company mission to inform, improve and inspire has remained a constant. It is clear that my ventures “off-piste” in photography, poetry writing and a range of communications have inspired many others to do the same judging by comments received and similar posts written on LinkedIn and other social media. It is satisfying and they do say that imitation is the sincerest form of flattery. Keep it up .

I am a scientist with a clear purpose. I am an expert in life sciences, clinical and health research with interests and experience in life and sciences more generally.

I think that sometimes you have to look beyond to really see and understand what is in front of you. This could be my mantra 😊😉.

[See previous post on consistency and surprises here.]

by Dr Julie Charlesworth 16/01/24

(😊.‘Not all those who wander are lost’ from a poem by J.R.R. Tolkien.)’


Thank you to everyone who has supported and read my posts over the last twelve months. Thank you also to those whose own posts elsewhere have informed, shared wise words, or entertained. I have learned a lot and enjoyed reading and viewing them.

Wishing you all the best for 2024.

To happiness, hope, positivity, and possibilities.

From Julie
A Tree of Life Sciences®


Taking a moment to smile can mean a lot to someone who needed it 😊❤️.


by Dr Julie Charlesworth 01/01/24

🎄Seasonal messages, a verse, a card, and more…

Time to lighten up for the festive season…


Hip hip hooray!
Christmas cheer.
It’s that time of year.

Dropping hints
Shopping stints
Less worry
More merry

Ding dong bell 🔔
Let all be well!
It’s jingle bells
And cinnamon smells.

Walking on eggshells

Seasonal Greetings
Family meetings
Some travel afar
Some stay where they are.

Fewer silly squabbles,
Wibbles and Wobbles.
Fewer family feuds.
We hope.

Less distance
Less insistence
Less being rude.
A chance to diffuse a family feud.

A chance to savour delightful food.
Savour the festive fervour.
Takes us one step further.
Festive mugs.
Hugs (sans bugs).

©Julie Charlesworth, 2023



by Dr Julie Charlesworth 12/12/23


A few more words and my ‘homemade holiday snaps’ to brighten the days until the New Year:

‘I’ve learned that you can tell a lot about a person by the way he/she handles these three things: a rainy day, lost luggage, and tangled Christmas tree lights.’ Maya Angelou.
😉 😊

A little something to make you smile:
Festive Mug Shots 2023

‘Be kind, for everyone you meet is fighting a hard battle’ or may be suffering a sadness you know nothing about. My heart goes out to everyone who is finding this time of year difficult.

XMas Lights 2023

‘Better to light a candle than to curse the darkness’

Autumn 2023: Darkness, daylight, and warm wishes.

We don’t have to look far to find Nature. After a long dark night comes the daylight revealing gloriously warm shades of autumn foliage. Here is a collage of moments I captured in snapshots, shared in autumns of recent-past years and present.

Collage of photos of autumn foliage and a sparkle of light

My photos are taken in the garden and close to home up North in the UK.
I am holding a sparkler in the garden – on the 1st day of the autumn lockdown in the UK in the 1st year of the pandemic (November 2020). It was an impromptu moment.
These days it seems life can be very cruel for many people.

‘Better to light a candle than to curse the darkness’.
With warm wishes to all.

by Dr Julie Charlesworth 20/11/23


‘Hope is being able to see that there is light despite all of the darkness.’ ~ Desmond Tutu.

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