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Spring is Here!……………

It seems like an age since I was here posting pics, but then with the dismal weather that we’ve had for the last couple of months I have suffered from a lack of inspiration to be honest, the light has failed us on most of the occasions when I’ve had the time and only the recent purchase of a new camera has fired me up again!………

However as the following will hopefully show, spring is most certainly with us even if we haven’t seen the last of the snow!……..

Snow Drops are often the first subjects of a new year (assuming I haven’t been able to get out and take snow-covered fields and frost covered trees!…..)

However It’s not all about Snow Drops!…….;)

All of our local birds are showing fantastic colours now, just about at their best and showing off!…..;)

Long Tailed Tit……….

Nuthatch……….

Siskin……….

Blue Tit……….

……………and as it’s now time to pack that camera and take off out again, I’ll wish you a good week and thank you for taking the time to get this far!…..;)

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Posted by on March 3, 2013 in photography, Wildlife

 

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Benthall Hall

Ok, I know I said I wouldn’t be posting more Snowdrops but today we popped out to Benthall Hall which is only a few miles away from where we live, the idea was that there is an impressive display of Crocuses (Croci?)during early spring, Well I can tell you that there is also an impressive display of our friend the snowdrop too!…….:)

There were of course Croci too, but we weren’t the only ones enjoying their appearance!……

This feller is busy distributing pollen!…..:)

Couldn’t resist the shadow shot!…..;0

And as a bonus on the way home we spotted a buzzard out for a walk in the stubble field, obviously not warm enough for any rising air today!……:(

Happy Weekend everybody………………..

 
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Posted by on February 25, 2012 in photography, Wildlife

 

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Dudmaston Hall Snowdrop Walk 2 – 2012

Having visited Dudmaston last week and seeing the Snowdrops promising a good show, we decided to visit again this week………

The improving weather had brought them on and were just about showing at their best!……

However, last week we’d spoken to another local photographer and she’d metioned the stream below the old mill pond so a slight diversion was in order!…. Chrissy was off through the weeds and the brambles!….. Well worth the effort as it turned out though, because in small clearing by the stream was a carpet of the best Snowdrops we’d ever seen!…….:)

(any of these pics are worth a click to see full size……)

I can’t imagine I’ll better these pics this year, so I reckon that’s the Snowdrops for another 12 months!…… Blue Bells next?……

Happy Monday!……:-)

 
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Posted by on February 20, 2012 in photography

 

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Dudmaston Hall Snowdrop Walk

As we generally do at this time of year we went to Dudmaston for the first of their Snowdrop walks…… To be honest it was more of a walk than a photography session, but due to recent weather we haven’t been out for a while and it was good (but very cold) to be out in the sun again!…….
Also due to the weather the poor Snowdrops have been real confused, the mild conditions of early winter has seen them pop up sooner than they normally would but freezing conditions of late have done them no good at all!………..:((

 
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Posted by on February 11, 2012 in photography

 

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Attingham Park – Snowdrops

With Spring all but upon us, a trip to Attingham Park was in order to check out the Snowdrops, even we were amazed at how far they are advanced for this time of year!….. in a week or so they’ll look great!……:)

Have a Happy Week everyone!……:)

 
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Posted by on January 29, 2012 in photography

 

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Snow Drops @ Attingham Park

With the weather continuing to improve, (although they reckon snow again next week) the signs of spring are here, Snow Drops are up and the National Trust are advertising snow drop walks at their properties……

We prefer to wander around on our own to be honest, never really feeling comfortable in a crowd, then again we also like to scramble on the floor to get the best angle/light too so I guess It’s as well that we do keep to ourselves!………:)

This year appears to be showing snow drops better than last year at this time too, I can recall difficulties getting shots of open flowers at this time so maybe signs of a better year too!………

Not to be left out of the spring theme. the Crocus are out and about too!……. Much to the delight of the local bee population!….. A wonderful opportunity to capture a little wildlife at the same time!…..:)

For more pics of the day see Chrissy’s blog Here………..

 
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Posted by on February 12, 2011 in photography, Wildlife

 

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Skywatch

Not much sky in this post, but what’s there is cute!……:)

The post below refers to a trip to Berrington Hall and this was taken there too, I thought it would do for a Skywatch post…..

For many more Skywatch pics from around the world click here……..

 
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Posted by on May 13, 2010 in photography

 

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