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 🙂
I’ve been enjoying catching up and seeing everyone’s posts though I don’t have as much time to comment as often as I would like at the moment 🙂
This small dragonfly is one of the treasure trove of summer insects I found in the fog at sunrise the other week. The delicate wings reminded me of stained glass by the way it was backlit in the swirling fog.
It’s been a hot start to February here whilst some of you are freezing before the seasons start to turn! One morning this week saw very heavy fog as the overnight temperature got really quite cool (6C) before another hot day. At sunrise I was delighted to find many insects waiting for the warmth of the sun to get dry and moving – this tiny butterfly (wingspan of 2 cm) is called a common grass blue. I hope you enjoy, click in for a larger image. 🙂
A big hello to everyone 🙂 It’s been 7 months since I last posted anything on my blog and I can see things have changed a lot on WP – I’m still getting my head around it! I hope everyone is well and I look forward to catching up with you all in time.
My first post for 2017 is of a juvenile rabbit enjoying the shelter of the shade on a very hot afternoon a few weeks ago. Click in for a larger view.
Wednesday was the 1st of June and the first official day of winter here in Australia. This last week has been cold – the day before saw dawn temperatures down to -4 C. I took this image just before work at first light, a beautiful sky and the promise of a cold but good day 🙂
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 🙂
Hello again to everyone! A good harvest is safely in (our earliest ever) and now it seems autumn may be early – everything is out of step. I took this image yesterday, the Avenue of Honour in Macedon. I’ve taken an image of this road before (click for link), last time in spring on my converted Nikon D90 in near infrared. I may be a week too soon for the colours but still very beautiful 🙂
I live near Mount Macedon where there are a lot of houses with beautiful gardens (most are more like parks, being acres in size) that were planted in the late 19th Century, landscaped with beautiful northern hemisphere trees and plants. They are often open to the public in spring and autumn. Last month I visited one and saw this huge and wonderful old Beech tree, its crown in full autumn glory 🙂