Saturday, 17 December 2016

Edge of Autumn

In October our friend Ian was back in the UK from Spain so we decided to pay another visit to Creswell Crags. This time round, we opted to explore one of the walking tracks away from the gorge itself and were rewarded with pleasant views of the surrounding countryside. With autumn's influence starting to be felt it made for a pleasant couple of hours in the cool sunshine.

Sunday, 20 November 2016

Sunday Ramble

Back in September we paid another visit to Treswell Woods, which is only a short distance away from where we live. What I like about the woods is that other than an occasional dog walker the place is deserted.  This time around with better weather the proceeding week the paths that were always water logged and muddy on previous visits had dried out so we where able to take a more meandering route than normal.

On a clear day, you can see for miles.  Below, in the distance is Lincoln Cathedral.

And the not so far away Cottam power station.

A Comma Butterfly.

The trail we followed skirted around the edge of the wood, giving us decent views of the rolling fields and countryside beyond.

Saturday, 5 November 2016

Show Stoppers

The end of September brings the annual Collingham Country Show.  Last year, the weather was sunny and warm, 2016 turned out to be cool grey and very overcast (not the best of conditions for my camera, especially when trying to shoot birds of prey moving at speed from a distance) but it is always an event that we enjoy.

First off, a spot of horse acrobatics.

Birds of prey are a mainstay of the show. A vulture, Gyr Hawk and a Bald Eagle.

Saturday, 15 October 2016

Here be Dragons - Part 2

A different type of dragon was flying around  Doddington Hall down by the lake.  The hot weather had brought the dragonflies out in force.  The hardest part is actually able to track these incredibly fast creatures and getting close enough to there landing spot to be able to take a decent photo (tip, don't let your shadow fall on them).