Category Archives: Nature

Magical Forest

Some images from a recent walk in the New Forest with my good friend Ryhope Ranger. Deer Skull, Fallen Leviathan and Mossy Log respectively.

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All That Glitters

On a muted, dull day down at Keyhaven there wasn’t much that caught my eye in terms of potential photographs, but this gold (okay, brown) marbled scum on the salt marsh ditch was worth a snap or two I think.

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Buckland Rings Revisited

My most recent visits to Buckland have been dull, hurried affairs in bad weather, with a dog that desperately needed walking and not much time to accomplish the task. Today, however, was one of those days where the light was … Continue reading

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RED!

There’s a lot of this sort of thing going on in the New Forest; the fungi seem to be enjoying the drawn-out Autumn, although sadly my favourite edibles were a bit thin on the ground this year.

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Fungal Delights

Some interesting fungi discovered while wandering around with Ripley near Spy Holmes in the New Forest.

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Silver and Gold

Autumn is still being held at bay by the warm sunny weather, although there are signs that its arrival is imminent. Here the ferns are transforming amongst the heather, which itself is not far off displaying autumn colours before everything … Continue reading

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Patterned Tree

Another opportunistic shot grabbed with the Nexus 5 while out walking with Arthur at lunchtime. Art exclaimed that we had walked past it many times but he had only just noticed the incredible lines and whorls that appear to have … Continue reading

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Fistulina Hepatica

My previous shots [1, 2] of Fistulina Hepatica, or beefsteak mushrooms have looked like something out of a horror movie, so am quite pleased with the aesthetic qualities of this one. One from the top: And finally one for those who insist … Continue reading

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The End Of The Road

It was the silvery snail/slug trails that drew my eye to this tiny, forlorn corpse, and I think the cluttered, abstract nature of the image is what appeals overall, rather than any fascination with death or physical remains.  

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Woodland Path

A woodland path we walked while exploring the environs of Martin Down nature reserve, and (below) a fellow traveller. Apparently it is a Roman or Edible snail (Helix Pomatia), as pointed out to me by my friend on his excellent blog, where you … Continue reading

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