a good friday walk

After a succession of sunny days, we had rain this morning, but it brightened up enough this afternoon to tempt me out for a walk. Signs of spring are all around, and the birds are singing madly, providing me with a constant soundtrack. Most of the catkins are past their best now, but the pussywillow … More a good friday walk

winter colour

We’re enjoying (if that is the word) a sharp spell of winter weather at the moment, with frequent snow showers and daytime temperatures hovering around 0 degrees centigrade. I sometime find January and February a bit of a drag. Christmas is over, it’s still a while until spring starts to show itself, and the weather … More winter colour

autumn glory

I’m afraid I’ve been a bit quiet on the blog front lately. We’ve had a succession of grey, drizzly days, which weren’t great for getting out and about and taking photos. We have managed to get some autumn jobs done in the garden though, things like taking down the bean canes, clearing some of the … More autumn glory

beech leaf

The trees in the woods around the house are really starting to take on their autumn tints now, particularly these beech trees along the lane. Beech leaves turn such a beautiful colour, shading from a light gold through to really deep, rich ruddy copper tones. Their nuts are very pretty too, not that we see … More beech leaf