Here Be Dragons

I mentioned in the previous post that I’d seen some Dragonflies on my wanderings and here they are… Back home I spotted this Common Darter by the pond last Thursday. At first I was disappointed as I didn’t see any Dragons, but then I managed to spot this one and get a couple of shots.Continue reading “Here Be Dragons”

A Lack of Fluttering

Is it just me or is there a bit of a lack of butterflies this year in the UK? Our Buddleia is blooming, and yet there are hardly any butterflies around. Perhaps it’s the weather – not especially warm and certainly not very sunny at present. It seems to be a mainly damp summer withContinue reading “A Lack of Fluttering”

Rainy Season

In some parts of the world there is a regular rainy season. In Britain sometimes it feels like it’s always rainy season! Our winter this year hasn’t been very wintry really. We’ve had one morning where there was a sprinkling of snow, and perhaps 2 or 3 frosty mornings but for much of the restContinue reading “Rainy Season”

Stalking Raindrops

When stalking raindrops it is important to be careful or you risk destroying the very thing you seek… Today I was being extra careful as I was trying to avoid doing anything to vigorous that would disturb my delicate head after a migraine yesterday, as well as avoiding destroying raindrops. When the sun came out for a while afterContinue reading “Stalking Raindrops”

After the Rain

Yesterday it rained pretty much all day long. This morning there is some sunshine amongst the clouds and it’s dry. The garden is jewelled with water droplets and I couldn’t resist going out and getting some lovely droplet photos. It’s mainly the Alchemilla which is one of the best plants for holding onto droplets, butContinue reading “After the Rain”

Bee-draggled

I found this bee yesterday. It’s some kind of Adrena bee (not a bumble or a honey bee). It seemed rather bee-draggled (ha ha I’m so funny) and wasn’t moving much. I was a bit worried about this poor bee, so I tried to give it some sugar-water, without much success. On the plus side,Continue reading “Bee-draggled”

Mist and fog patches, and occasional drizzle

The weather continues very autumnally (is that a word!?). The trees are changing colour swiftly and it is very mixed weather with lots of dampness and not a lot of sun lately. I was pottering around the garden the other day and spotted this pair of leaves – I love how the little one looksContinue reading “Mist and fog patches, and occasional drizzle”

Gusty winds moving in from the south west

I have a day off today and I decided I had to go outside no matter what! Luckily it was not raining, but there was quite a gusty wind and this made life a little difficult. When you do close-up shots even a small breeze can be a pain as the movement is magnified. TheContinue reading “Gusty winds moving in from the south west”