Sunday, November 24, 2013

Hard though it is to remember, these meadows were full of butterflies only a few months ago (see link). Below is an example of witches' broom, a gall of birch caused by a fungal infection


Light pouring into the woods today, and, away from the sun's warmth, a frost flower in bloom.

Saturday, November 23, 2013


all avian life trying to warm up in the morning sun after a long cold moon lit night

Sunday, November 17, 2013

autumn 13

images from our walk in Greenscombe woods today

deep sleep

A tortoiseshell caught hibernating on a log from the wood shed. It is extremely well camouflaged in this situation by the seemingly drab pattern of the underside of its wings.

Tuesday, November 12, 2013

Sunday, November 03, 2013

windy days

We have experienced a succession of wet and windy days recently. It is hard to capture the wind in a photograph but the pampas grass gives some idea of the strength of the wind. And the scene below is of the Tamar valley in its autumnal clothes. There hasn't been much to photograph recently!