Weekly Photo Challenge: Shadowed

We are lucky enough to be spending a weekend in York. It’s very very windy and very very beautiful. Here’s my interpretation of shadowed…..

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Weekly Photo Challenge: Texture

I found a beautiful tree last week and I don’t know what it is but just look at the patterns and texture of the bark….


IMG_7141The leaves are a bit like cherry leaves…..must do some research but if you know what it is, please let me know!

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Weekly Photo Challenge: Inside

There I was walking along the canal again when I noticed the inside of the bark of this tree…….





So I googled ‘insects under bark of tree’ and found out that it is a sort of beetle that lays its’ eggs under tree bark, which then grow into larvae! They then, of course, need to escape so they burrow their way out leaving these rather pretty trails.

Their name?

They have two!

Bark Beetle or Boring Beetle!

Which name, were you this beetle, prefer?


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Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge: Lines

So I’m taking part in another photo challenge…this time the theme is Lines and here’s where you can find info about this challenge…


Here are my photos taken today in a beautiful beech wood in Hertfordshire (though not much sign of leaves as yet!)

I saw this tree from a little way off and knew it fitted this theme perfectly!

I saw this tree from a little way off and knew it fitted this theme perfectly!


This year has been an amazing year for lichen and moss. All around in the countryside there are such brilliant greens-as you can see!

One side....

One side….

The other side!

The other side!


A little way up the tree....

A little way up the tree….

And a little way up and round the tree!

And a little way up and round the tree!

Hope you like my contribution!

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Been Away a While (4th September 2012)

Well, I have been offline for a while, but now I’m back and hoping for a daily blog to emerge.

But first, one of the reasons I’ve not been a-blogging is a wonderful 3 and a half week holiday in Turkey. This took place in a beautiful villa…..

It’s as glorious as it looks!

And if you want a look at the surrounding countryside and mountains……

Mountains everywhere!

And here’s the other direction……

The beginnings of a sunset!

But not all was sweetness and light for a nearby villa had been left ungardened for a few months and a few of its trees were growing rather large. Horrors!!!!…..there was a possibility of our views being obscured by waving fruit trees and a large set of sycamores!!!

There was nothing for it….I had to act fast. I found myself an axe(!) and put on my disguise…….

Cunning disguise!

Had it not been for the legs I could have been taken for a local!

Anyway over the next few days, a slightly mad, disguised and possibly crazed English woman could be seen sweating profusely, sawing down trees and hauling the branches to the local forest. Hot work in 45 degrees!

The effect was one much tidier garden for that villa and our view was beautiful and unobstructed once more.

As you may know, I love taking pictures of wildlife and flowers so just to keep up with myself, here’s rather a good  (if I say so myself!) photo of a Turkish dragonfly….

Merhaba! (That means ‘hello’ in Turkish).

Well that’s me done for today and maybe tomorrow I’ll tell you about my falling out with an olive!


See ya!