Hello everyone. It has been very cold here, winter has arrived. The image I am sharing on another sad and unthinkable day for London and the UK, is one I took a few weeks ago. I saw this dragonfly at sunrise which was still in it’s cold slumber from the night before and was fascinated by the glass like beads of dew on the wings and the magnification in the drops on it’s eye. Enjoy.
I hope everyone is well. We’re now into late autumn, the last of the deciduous trees are in their wonderful colours, days are getting much shorter and the misty mornings are plentiful. One day last week we had very heavy fog and I spied these little grasses which had gone to seed sparkling in the rising sun. Enjoy 🙂
Hello again everyone 🙂 My harvest at work went very well – a good tonnage of very clean fruit which is now in the care of the skilled winery guys. As you can imagine, I haven’t had a lot of time to take images but I did get to visit Duneira Estate today which is is now in full autumn glory today. A wonderful site to visit 🙂 This image is a double exposure taken ‘in camera’ of a full transition of autumn colour from green through to red 🙂
Hello everyone! This is an image of a ‘windflower’ or Japanese anenome – the bloom is tired, the light is soft and so it gave a feeling of the last dance of an evening. Autumn is here which for me means that it’s harvest time at work…we start picking this coming Monday and so for the next 10 days or so I will see tonnes and tonnes (literally) of Pinot Noir and Chardonnay grapes. An exciting but exhausting time so probably my last post for a few weeks. See you the other side! 😀
My fourth and final fungi post of my mini series. This last image for me sums up autumn – not perfect but rain and warm soils…I hope you have enjoyed the series 🙂 Click on the image for the best view.
This tiny toadstool standing in front of a much larger one that had been knocked over in a shaft of sunlight caught my attention. I love the rhythm of nature – as one falls, something else emerges in it’s place to take advantage of the energy of the sun.
My second post from the pine plantation – the light was difficult as it was very dark with bright patches of sunlight and as everything was so low to the ground I had to hand hold hence the ISO is high. In the hole of the right hand toadstool is a tiny orange maggot – a home and a meal in one 🙂
It’s late autumn here, we have had rain and so the fungi are out 🙂 🙂 Today I went again to the pine plantation to see what was there and ended up taking lots of pairs of toadstools images. This is the first of a mini series of posts – I hope you enjoy!
Autumn is the time for fungi which I love, but it has been very dry here so the fungi are not as abundant as usual. We did have some rain last week and so I searched through the pine plantation and did find a few. This one was upside down, broken by some creature – I was drawn by the texture of the decaying gills and the numerous tiny bugs feasting away – the wonderful cycle of nature 🙂
It has been so dry here, in reality since last September. Finally over the weekend we got the first of the autumn/winter storms so hopefully some rain is returning. Whilst I was grateful for the rain, it was not so good for taking images so I ended up mooching about on the back deck during the sunny spells and saw the rain drops on this daisy type plant 🙂