Tag Archives: countryside

Wildlife Wednesday: A Slow Flow

My daily dog walk takes us along a stretch of our local river (the Rhee) that Sadie loves to swim in, especially on the way back, when she is hot and panting. She’s not the only one to enjoy its … Continue reading

Posted in Nature, Out and about, Wildlife | Tagged , , , , , , , | 22 Comments

A black and white Brown!

This is a Marbled White butterfly (Melanargia galathea) and until two weeks ago I’d never seen one before in my life. Don’t they look like those butterfly splot paintings we used to do as kids? Despite being quite obviously black … Continue reading

Posted in Nature, Wildlife | Tagged , , , , , | 14 Comments

Wordless Wednesday – Cornfield poppies


Posted in Wildflowers, Wordless | Tagged , , , , , , , , | 15 Comments

In a Vase on Monday – Happy Weeds

It is a dull day today. It has been drizzling on and off for most of the morning. Good for the garden, but not so great for raising one’s spirits. One thing guaranteed to cheer me up though is to … Continue reading

Posted in Nature, Wildflowers | Tagged , , , , , , , | 28 Comments

Wildlife Wednesday – A sense of hidden things

There is plenty of stuff going on in the garden and countryside around here, but with the explosion of new green leaf cover and birds sitting on nests etc. I don’t have that much to actually show. For instance, today … Continue reading

Posted in birds, Wildlife | Tagged , , , , , , , | 20 Comments

A Hillside of Perfect Purple Pasque Flowers

Last year I discovered that I live very close to one of the largest colonies of pasque flowers in the country. Of course I hasten along to investigate and enjoy the delightful spectacle and this year I have kept a … Continue reading

Posted in Nature, Out and about, Wildflowers | Tagged , , , , , , , | 24 Comments

Wordless Wednesday – Bark(ing) Mad

Now that it is easy to see the wood from the trees, it is well worth taking a walk to check out how beautiful tree bark can be. These pictures were taken in Cambridge Botanical Gardens.

Posted in Trees, Walks, Winter | Tagged , , , , , , , , | 29 Comments