Following on from my post yesterday I thought I’d post some photos of the next stage of dandelion life, when they turn to fluffy seed heads. They look very different from the bright yellow flowers of yesterday.
These photos are from about 10 days ago I think, when Bruce and I were out for a walk. There are lots of lambs around at the moment, and mostly they stick fairly close to their mums apart from when they’re running and leaping around like loons. But this one seemed a bit lost and…… Continue reading Lonely Lamb
Yesterday we went out for a morning walk before the rain arrived. It was a bit misty and cloudy but still a pleasant walk. We remembered to take a bag of hazelnuts with us in case we saw some squirrels and I’m very glad we did as there were lots around the gardens and I…… Continue reading Squirrels
The trees are putting on a nice spring show too, to compete with the new flowers. I’m not sure what kind of tree the catkins belong to, but the first and third photos are of a yew tree, and these are their flowers which will later develop into seed cones which look like berries (but…… Continue reading Spring Trees
Yesterday it was snowing and white, but today the sun has been shining and by the afternoon the snow was all gone and it seems like spring again. Still pretty chilly though. While on a walk around the village with Bruce, we spotted a dandelion seed head which made me happy 🙂 Feels almost summery…… Continue reading Many Wishes
We went for a rather cold walk up at Bwlch Nant yr Arian today. This is a woodland nature reserve a few miles away where they regularly feed Red Kites. We wanted to see what it was like when they feed the Kites and see how well Bruce’s 300mm zoom lens would do. I had…… Continue reading Frilly Lichen
We went for a walk in the woods down by the river this afternoon, and I was looking out for signs of spring. There were quite a lot of catkins dangling and some lovely green fresh honeysuckle leaves (I think). Also in this group of photos is the remains of a beechnut, just the outer…… Continue reading Catkins and Other Springy Things
The moss on the wall near our house looked like it was on fire yesterday with the sun shining on it. It was quite hard to photograph because the sun was so bright and photos ended up washed out or out of focus, but a few turned out ok.
I am very fond of ferns. There’s something about them when they’re unfurling that catches my eye every time and I have to stop and take a photo. These are some of my better shots (there are many more!) which range from the unfurling shots back in May to half-unfurled which I think were in…… Continue reading Unfurled Ferns