More seasonal colours – red hawthorn berries seen on a walk in locally woods.
Detail of a fly agaric mushroom – just one of many tens of fungi found on a walk in the Black Woods of Rannoch, one of a few Caledonian Forest reserves.
Happily. It’s the orthogonal thoughts that caught my eye, so to speak. The trees still stand. I mean, the town still stands – apart from one tent in the very middle of the pedestrian area, I saw no more campaigning. Yes & No placards reside side by side, as do their representatives, chatting together outside […]
Individually. I hold the idea of nationality very loosely: it sometimes applies but does not define. I rate people trying to live their lives far higher than the games of politicians playing nations. Thoughtfully. Manifestos have been read; factors – economic, political, constitutional, cultural, socially – considered, their importances determined; a decision has been reached. Carefully. The way things […]
Peace and calm: looking along Loch Rannoch towards the setting sun and its reflection.
One of my favoured parts of North Yorkshire’s scenery is the well-known waterfall at West Burton. Always good for a bit of classical landscape photography, exploring both context and closeup (“intimate landscape”); it’s also quite fun to compare with other people’s views of the same location, although I envy anyone who manages to get good […]
Karst topography is a landscape formed from the dissolution of soluble rocks such as limestone, dolomite, and gypsum, characterised by underground drainage systems with sinkholes, dolines and caves and other features typical of such erosion. A few weeks ago, Dad and I went for a drive around North Yorkshire, most particularly to the Butter Tubs […]
The beginnings of yummy juiciness – red and some ripe black blackberries.
I can never remember whether these are thistles or teasels. Either way, it’s quite an impressive ball of spikes. Go on, say it: you don’t want to be sitting on that…
Detail of a rusted padlock on a cast iron gate, basking in the late evening sunlight.