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It’s Autumn again!……….

It Is deffinately autumn again!…….. we decided today to take a walk down at Dudmaston Woods, We’d been watching the colour of the trees changing for a week or two, but now is the time to take those pics of wonderful colours!…. I have to admit that I am not a fan of autumn, but this is only because it it is the onset of winter!…..:)

Autumn

Swan @ Dudmaston

The Pool @ Dudmaston

Carpet?

Colour!.....

I have to admit now that this is somewhat a test!…… all these images have been linked to my new account at Flicker in an effort to be able to maintain this blog without paying a fortune to upload decent image files, if it works out then I’ll be around a while longer!…….:)

Have yourselves a good weekend, and I guess “HAPPY HALOWEEN”……..:0

P.S. I’ve taken a peek at the preview and I reckon the only difference is that you can’t click to see the full size image, with this page getting about 4 clicks a week I don’t think that’ll be too much of a problem!…….LOL

 
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Posted by on October 26, 2012 in photography, Scenery

 

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Misty Sunrise in Bridgnorth

I guess it must be that time of year!….. Misty mornings!……:)

I’ve had a busy couple of weeks and have seen little at home or in the surrounding area other than during driving to work, there have been some spectacular sunrises but I’ve had no time to spend walking around our little town to take snaps………

When Chrissy suggested we get up at half past six on the only day off for over a week I didn’t think it was the best idea she’d ever had!……..;))

However, as the following shows it really was worth the effort even though it was damp, and it was cold too!…….

In no particular order these pics were taken from “The Castle Walk”…. some looking south, some looking east towards the early sun, and some looking north (up river and heavy mist!…) or from on and around the Old Bridge………….


Have a good weekend!……… (I’ll be at work again!……:( … )

 
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Posted by on October 12, 2012 in photography, Scenery

 

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Misty Morning in Shropshire

Unless I’m at work it is rare for me to be up and about early enough to capture misty mornings, In fact most of my misty shots are taken in snatched moments on my way to work……. On this occasion though we were both out there and taking our time soaking up that view and those damp cobwebs!………………:)

Have yourself a good week!…………;)

 
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Posted by on September 30, 2012 in photography, Scenery

 

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Tourists in our own county

We often travel miles out and about taking photographs, but then sometimes also decide to become tourists at home due to the fact that we live in a very picturesque part of our country…….

The Shropshire Hills is an area of outstanding natural beauty and I hope the following pics will reflect and justify that title!…………:)

From the top of the “Burway” looking back east towards the west midlands, that far horizon must be 30 miles away!…..

Then looking West towards Wales

A day out with Chrissy will often involve visiting a pub somewhere, and this day was no different, although the pub, the “Horsehshoes” at Ratlinghope (pronounced “Ratchup” if you’re local) has been there for a while now as it’s a genuine 16th Century ale procurement establishment!…. and if the garden looks like this on a September day that can’t be bad!…….:)

Chrissy resting those weary feet as we did have to walk all the way from the car park!………..;)

Mmmmmm!….. refreshing indeed!…… might be able to make it back to the car park after that!……LOL

Further over the hill is the Midland Gliding Club and it’s always worth stopping to watch the antics of the local pilots…..

The passenger here seems intent on taking his own snaps, or maybe a video of the landing!…………:)

All in all a very pleasant day out in Shropshire, another memory to maintain during these dismal rainy days that we are experiencing once more!…..

Have a great week!………………;)

 
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Posted by on September 25, 2012 in photography, Scenery

 

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Holiday Snaps…………

Okay, I know we’ve been to Skiathos before, but we’ve been again Ok?……:)

This time around I was looking for something a little different and found a spot up on a hill that overlooked the town and the flight path of incoming aircraft!……..;)

I was using quite a “tight” lens so it really isn’t as close as it looks but I’m not sure I’d want to live in the town during summer?…….;)

Of course we found the usual wildlife suspects too!…………

Eleonora’s Falcon

The Warbler Family!….;)

The Grey heron

…….and the little Egret (‘aint she cute!….)

We are constantly amazed at the colour of Skiathos, hardly surprising when we live in the UK, but wherever you point a camera there is a different wonder to behold!………..

Vromolimnoss in the morning light……

Xanemos mid day…….

….. and Kechria in the evening………

No doubt we will be back again, but this will keep us going for the next few months!……

Have a good week!………….;)

 
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Posted by on September 18, 2012 in photography, Scenery

 

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Dudmaston Wood, Dragonflies

Taking a walk in Dudmaston Woods yesterday, just ambling around really, snapping at whatever appeared……

We had seen one or two Dragonflies flitting about and came upon a tree full of Migrant Hawkers!…..:)

We both thanked them for posing for us for so long too!…..LOL

 
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Posted by on August 19, 2012 in photography, Wildlife

 

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A walk in Pound Wood………..

Pound Wood, Wyre Forest.

We live quite close to what is left of the Wyre Forest and because it is a haven to all sorts of wildlife (and trees LOL) it has become a magnet for us at various times of the year as different species emerge!…..

I find it hard to ignore water be it a babbling brook or a raging sea!…….;)

Damselflies dart about or bask in the sunshine………..

Broad Bodied Chasers?….. keeping an eye open for the next meal….

Skippers flit around but if you keep still a while they will settle and pose for you………

an exciting spot!… a Golden Ringed, the first we’ve seen in the UK!….;)

another broad bodied, an elderly female I think!…..

Chrissy spotted this Hawker in perfect light, but how effective is that camouflage?…….

Gate Keeper, cute name, cute looker too!……;)

WordPress are telling me that I am running out of space and are asking if I’d like to buy a space upgrade, this will likely result in me giving up this blog sometime soon and I would like to take this opportunity to thank all those who have posted comments and “liked” my posts/pics, you really have made it a worthwhile experience!……. X

 
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Posted by on August 4, 2012 in photography, Scenery, Wildlife

 

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