On day 138 of 365 Days Wild I spent some time looking at the fallen leaves. … More Fallen Leaves
For day 122 of 365 Days Wild I decided to spend some time with the young trees in the meadow. … More Young Trees, Autumn Clad
For day 97 of 365 Days Wild I decided to spend some time with the Sweet Chestnut tree that’s growing in the meadow. This is one of the young trees that was planted when the former square of farmland was first converted into a meadow five years ago. This is the first year that I’ve … More Sweet, Sweet Chestnut
Sometimes, no words are needed. … More A Snowy Walk
Grassroots environmental groups in Moldova are working to reverse the effects of deforestation by increasing the country’s urban forest. Between the nineteenth and the end of the twentieth century, Moldova, a landlocked country in Eastern Europe, lost nearly 20% of its forest, reducing its forest cover to only 12%. This lack of trees makes it one of … More A million trees for Moldova
light peers through treetops the world cast in negative life in shadow-form
Every Wednesday, all across the internet, people post a photograph with no words to explain it. Here is mine.
They hide amongst the sunlit leaves, with only hints of movement to betray their presence. If you watch carefully you might see a darting shape, there and gone in the blink of an eye. But listen. You can hear them: the swish of fluttering wings; the pattering of tiny footsteps on branches. And there – the tinkling of … More Sunlit Leaves
she leans into his strength knowing he’ll support her knowing the roots of their love are secure This post is for Cee’s Black and White Challenge. The theme is still trees as Cee is currently taking a well-deserved blogging break. The pictures are of a pair of trees that have grown together beside the stream, leaning out … More The Lovers
During August I’ve again been photographing the wildflower meadow, wooded area and stream for Cardinal Guzman’s Changing Seasons Challenge. As usual I have far more pictures in my galleries than we’re asked to share, but I couldn’t bear to cut anything else out! With many of the flowers having withered away over the summer, leaving … More August 2016
It’s time for June’s Changing Seasons post, a challenge that asks you to photograph the same place over the course of a year and to share a monthly gallery of pictures. Yet again I’m afraid I have a few more photos than the Cardinal asks us to share. Oops! You probably wouldn’t believe just how long it took … More Changing Season 2016: June
This post is for Cardinal Guzman’s monthly Changing Seasons photography challenge. This year I’m photographing my favourite place in the village – the little wooded path alongside the wildflower meadow that runs down to the stream. The main feature during March has been the daffodils, which were much later to bloom beneath the shelter of the trees … More Changing Seasons 2016: March
This post is for Cardinal Guzman’s monthly Changing Seasons photography challenge. I joined in with this challenge for the first half of last year, taking photographs along all the lanes around the village that I live in. Unfortunately I was taking so many pictures that it reached the point where I couldn’t find time to sort through them all … More Changing Seasons 2016: February
Every Wednesday, all across the internet, bloggers post a photograph with no words to explain it. Here is mine.
Mysterious Path Where do you lead me, wandering path? Over a stile, through a gate. down a dapple lit track. What do you hide with your twists and turns? How might you hinder my journey? It’s a journey of a minute, or an hour, or a day. It’s a journey of a lifetime… and the … More Photography 101 – Mystery
Woodland Walk I walk… the woodland paths as autumn casts its golden charm. Releasing all negativity, Senses spread wide. I see… the trunks of mighty trees, branches stretching skyward, sifting morning sunlight as if through finest lace. I hear… cascading notes of birdsong, an air-borne symphony, complementing the rustling foliage of creatures passing by. I … More Photography 101 – Bliss