There were some very large Sulcata Tortoises at Folly Farm, and one of them seemed to be particularly hungry. I was fascinated by the way he opened his mouth so wide to get as much grass as possible! What are you looking at? Open wide! Nom nom nom Do I need to wipe my mouth?
Today is cold and frosty and I ventured out into the garden to see if I could get some photos. Firstly I was taking photos of frozen water droplets on the grass. Sadly squatting down to get photos of grass really hurts, so I couldn’t do it for long. As the sun got higher the…… Continue reading Shiny
Back in June I was finding tiny grasshoppers among the chaos of grass stems. I remember that joyful feeling of walking along and seeing tiny creatures springing about, then getting down close to the ground and seeing so many tiny hoppers peeking out at me from various stems. More recently I’ve enjoyed photographing the chaos…… Continue reading Among Nature’s Chaos
Sunday started out rather wet. Later on when the rain stopped and the sun came out, the droplets were calling to me! As it was a still day the droplet just hung there even on the most delicate of plants.
Today I awoke to a sprinkling of snow and/or hail. The weather has been decidedly wintry lately, though we haven’t had a good snowfall, just a sprinkling here and there. The pond is frozen over and it’s very chilly. I went out to have a look and see what I could see (as I do!)…… Continue reading Icy Bug’s Eye View
We had a little walk yesterday when the rain showers took a break, and I went grasshopper hunting again. I only managed to spot one but he was pretty co-operative and let me take a few shots. This one is a Common Green Grasshopper, an especially green one it seems, blending with the green green…… Continue reading Green Green Grass(hopper) of Home
soft rain a cloud so heavy it fell to earth enveloping us in vapour and the tall meadow grass is bowed beneath a burden of jewelled droplets and the hills fade out blurred green under the soft rain
The weather has been a little better today. The sun shone on the very wet garden and I couldn’t resist … droplets! I love how these photos came out – lovely reflections and such a lush green off all the grass around it. Well worth getting the bottom of my jeans wet for!
I took these last night as the light was shining through the grass and making it glow. I had to get down really low but I think it was worth it! 🙂
I must find more tiny mushrooms. Lovely little things.