Photographs taken in St Michael’s Cemetery, Bath, Somerset on 11th Dec 2022 just after a fresh snow fall.
Photographs taken in the Botanical Gardens, Bath on 8th Dec 2022. Crunchy, frosted leaves underfoot.
We made a special trip to Pound Wood in Daws Heath at the weekend to find fungus, and were not disappointed! The ground was carpeted with horse chestnuts and the trees were raining acorns.
Photographs taken in the Botanical Gardens and the Royal Victoria Park, Bath on 15th Oct 2022. It was a lovely autumn day.
I took a walk around town at the weekend whilst visiting the folks back in Bath, and took a few photographs of chimney-potted roof lines against an increasingly clouding sky.
Photographs taken in the Botanical Gardens in the Royal Victoria Park, Bath on 5th Aug 2022.
A day trip to Colchester included the ruins of St Botolph’s Priory, the Castle Museum, Hollytrees Museum and a walk along the river (then pub!).
A few photos taken around the Salvation Army Farm, and Hadleigh Country Park in April 2022.
Photographs taken in the Botanical Gardens in the Royal Victoria Park, Bath on 27th Mar 2022. Blossom everywhere!
I finally got around to taking some more photographs in St Michael’s Cemetery, Bath when I was back visiting the folks last year after lock down lifted again. Hidden at the back were bushes laden with ripe blackberries, which mummy I went back to pick later that evening.
I woke up to a beautiful sunny morning and felt inspired to take a few photographs of the newly awakening early spring plants.
Photographs taken in the Botanical Gardens in the Royal Victoria Park, Bath. The first thirteen I took just as the sun was going down, and the last I took the following morning just as it started to rain.
It was time to cut down the sunflowers down today to collect the seeds for next year, but there are still a few lovely dahlia’s blooming holding onto that last bit of summer colour.
The light was quite low during our jaunt around Hadleigh Woods on Sunday afternoon, but I managed to capture a few unblurred photos of the beginnings of autumn.
A party of nine hot air balloon set off from the park by my folks house when I was back visiting, and I was quick out with the camera!
I used to walk through Locksbrook Cemetery in Bath on my way to and from school most days for several years. It took you off the main road for a little while, and silenced the sound of cars. Mum and I walked through there on our way back from charity shopping and I took a few photographs.
Mum’s tiny garden is always packed with beautiful plans and flowers, and there was still much to admire in early September.
A few photos taken along the mud path of Fitzwilliam Road in Hadleigh (aka Piggery Lane).
Photos taken on my walk around Hadleigh Great Wood in Essex in early August 2021.
Today we followed along the Prittle Brook in Belfairs Park, which runs east along the edge of the golf course from the Woodland Park entrance to the Eastwood Road exit. The water trickles as a natural stream for several meters, then becomes a managed brick-lined waterway, which continues to Southend Airport before entering the River Crouch.
A few afternoon photos of the garden.
On Sunday we decided to take a look around Thundersley Glen, followed by an unexpected turn around Coombe Woods, and finally a look around St Peter’s Church graveyard.
Everything in the garden was bejewelled with drops of rain this morning.
It was a bit of a miserable morning on Saturday, but brightened up by the wonderful scarlet poppies blooming at the top of the steps leading down to the train station.
Photos taken in Hadleigh starting at the Iron Age Roundhouse Replica in Hadleigh Country Park, and then walking down through the open spaces and woodland to reach the railway line along the Salvation Army fields.
The cherry tree on the corner of my road has just come into full blossom.
A few photos taken along the mud path of Fitzwilliam Road in Hadleigh (aka Piggery Lane), which was dotted with Field Horsetail, fluffy Spring Willow and blossoming Hawthorn.
Another bright morning in Leigh-On-Sea, and the tide was in for a change!
A few photos taken on our walk around West Wood in Daws Heath, Essex on March 6th 2021.
The stark February sunshine gave the trees in Leigh-On-Sea a creepy Tim Burton aura on Saturday.
Photos taken whilst enjoying a snowy walk up to Hadleigh Castle and along the mud path of Fitzwilliam Road.
Photos taken on my walk around Hadleigh Great Wood in Essex on New Years Eve 2020.
Sunday’s walk mostly consisted of prickly horse chestnuts and mushroom spotting.
Photos taken on my walk around Hadleigh Great Wood in Essex on August 16th 2020.
Photos taken on my walk around Hadleigh Great Wood in Essex on July 10th 2020.
Photos taken whilst walking around Hadleigh & Leigh, pottering along roads not yet wondered. There were still new chalk drawings to be found, and plenty of bunting hanging everywhere (although looking a little tired in places).
A few photos taken on our walk around West Wood in Daws Heath, Essex on May 31st 2020.
Photos taken whilst walking around Hadleigh, pottering along roads not yet wondered. Today’s walk included a bit of Daws Heath and Thundersley.
This little chain of painted stones has been growing over the past few weeks. I rather like the eye at the far end!
Photos taken on our walk around Dodds Grove in Hadleigh, Essex on May 25th 2020. We must have walked past the entrance dozens of times on the way into/out of Hadleigh Great Wood, but never gone in!