Wednesday, 8 February 2017

Snowdrops...



This cold, but bright, February morning was just right for walk around 




Gorse Hill is an 85 acre site nestled on the northern and western slopes of Gaw Hill, a sandstone ridge with views across the Lancashire plain.






The snowdrops are just starting to peep through, and even though they need just a little more sunshine, they still look magical.


Galanthus (snowdrop; Greek gála "milk", ánthos "flower")




" Beneath these ice-pure sepals lay

A triplet of green-pencilled snow,

Which in the chill-aired gloom of day

Stirred softly to and fro"


The Snowdrop by Walter de la Mare



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Wednesday, 23 November 2016

Standing Stones..



Those who know me know of my fascination for Standing Stones


I was fascinated to see a group of stones at Brockholes Nature Reserve




Stone Circle



 These have been deliberately placed to add interest to the nature reserve but are still very atmospheric.



In the Distance




A Collage of Stones



"...Stone circles appear all over Britain and Europe- some in slightly better repair than others
some differing slightly in orientation or form, all of purpose and origin unknown..."

Diana Gabaldon : Outlander



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Autumn Walking...


Today was beautiful crisp day so I headed for Brockholes Nature Reserve for some late Autumn colour



I found the golden glow of Beech and Birch and the bright red promise of Holly Berries



Autumn Colour




And along the path I met  Mole, Toad and Ratty



Mole, Toad and Ratty



I also saw 

Buzzards

Heron

Robins

Chaffinches

Coal Tits

Blue Tits

Magpies



 I was't fast enough to capture them but I did get a view of  a couple of swans hiding in the reeds



Through the Reeds



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Wednesday, 11 May 2016

In the shot...




I rather like seeing the shapes that trees make when they fall over !



Here the bluebells and wild garlic creep around and make the shapes their own place..













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An Enchanted Place....




A recent visit to Fairy Glen was an explosion of the senses


 Spring is the best time to visit this enchanted place



Ancient Woodland



Trailing Ivy



At the top of the Fence




Bluebell Wood




Follow the path




Wherever you look in Fairy Glen there's a picture waiting to be taken.

This is just a selection of photographs which I hope capture a moment in time.



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Monday, 14 March 2016

Cockles and Clams.....



It's fascinating to watch the cockles and clams shimmer and dance 

in their pools of crystal clear water


























She sees seashells on the seashore !!

The beach structures of ...New Brighton



New Brighton is a seaside resort located at the northeastern tip of  

the Wirral Peninsular in Merseyside.



The Sea Wall looking towards Liverpool




Groynes





Peeping ...




A way through...



A perfect day for looking at Beach Structures....