Wednesday, 18 October 2017

Sun and Rain

A couple from the stormy day which was not much more than a normal blustery Autumn day here. Apart, that is, from it being so dark for much of the time with just an occasional glimpse of the Sun through the high Saharan dust:



In the close shot the Sun looks a bit lop sided as the camera couldn't find any clear edges to focus on.

This morning it was a case of looking where I was treading when we went for our early walk. The ground was wet from an earlier shower and it was almost impossible to spot any frogs in the gloom. This one got out of the way just in time and thoughtfully waited for me to take a flash photo:


Tuesday, 17 October 2017

Tuesday Teaser

Last week's teaser picture was:

an Any Deepstyle version of:

Adrian got part way there recognising the fringe but it was part of a lampshade not a posh tablecloth.
Thanks as always to all those who had a go.

This week's teaser is probably a lot easier:

If you would like to have a guess as to what it is please leave it in the comments.
They will be revealed, along with the original photo, next Tuesday

Sunday, 15 October 2017

Spot the Spider


If it hadn't moved I would never have noticed it.
Typical Harvestman, tiny body and enormous legs:


This one was most uncooperative. It would not stay still so I could get some decent photos to stack.

Saturday, 14 October 2017

I Have Often Wondered ....

.... what the view of the world is like from horse back:

Horse Riders

I hired a large van when I was moving house and really appreciated the better road view from a higher driving position. It's was only then I realised how restricted the view ahead is from a car.

Many years ago I thought about having riding lessons but bottled out.
Now I just think - it's a long way to fall and I don't bounce as well as I used to.

Friday, 13 October 2017


More unusual this morning as the colourful part of the Sunrise only showed through a small section of the sky where there was a break in the thicker, low cloud cover.

Sunrise over the village school field:
Sunrise 13Oct2017

It almost looked like the eruption of some distant volcano.

Thursday, 12 October 2017

Worth Getting Up For

On our early morning walk to the village crossroads we were greeted by a beautiful Sunrise:

Sunrise 12Oct2017

Sunrise 12Oct2017b

Wednesday, 11 October 2017

I Spy With My Little Eye

Can you spy what I spied here?


As many will know, not a subject I particularly like to get near:


But fascination got the better of me:


What was most interesting to me was the pale marking on each wing. In the photos it tends to look yellow but actually seemed to glitter like gold leaf. In spite of the gold colour this appears to me to be a Silver Y (Autographa gamma) moth. With a wing span of 30 - 45mm I definitely do not want to see any of these indoors.

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