To finish off the month that used to be called the height of summer, what was the Egyptian name: “Inundation”?
You wouldn’t look to these wee beasties for colour, now, would you?
Speckled wood butterfly, Rather common but intricately patterned.
Jimmy’s keep net as he packed up for the day.
I think this is a Damsel fly. Red, anyway!
Aren’t they bootiful?
This is small and white, so prolly a “Small White”.
Another peacock – they’re so photogenic.
Like a bird on the wire
Like a drunk in a midnight choir
I have tried in my way to be free
Just a coot, standing, reflecting …
Pleased with this one: bee coming in to land on a teasel.
This pink lily was at Woodsetts Quarry pond.
Fast moving beasties are the devil to catch.
Another red beast. Think this one’s a dragonfly (rear wings broaden at base, rests with wings @ 90° to body
Heron doing what herons do: buggerin’ off.
This one has got plaudits from all over the twittersphere.
“Take one of me with my dog”
Result as shown!
Swan was having a good preen & stretch
Standing … watching … waiting …
Another speckled wood butterfly
Rats at play.
I likeses my grasses
This guy was happily sitting ten feet out from the bank.
I do not know what sort of a duck this duck is except that it’s NOT A MALLARD!
Went to Sheffield on Saturday (25th). Surprised at number of coppers round station.
I asked one what was going on:
Now this was a monstrous slug: at least six inches. (Graves Park, Sheffield)
Squirrel by the lake.
This is a female mandarin, on the top lake.
Back down in town caught someone posing with the Gold (Jess Ennis) post box and an Olympic torch.
This guy really impressed me:
On the way back to the station this total stranger demanded to pose for me.
Now this is a damsel fly.
Taken to show some twiterfolk that our blackberries are out, unlike theirs further south.
One of my “arty” ones. It’s actually a branch reflected in the canal.
Again, Heron buggerin’ off.
One of those days when you open a cupboard and …
A Cormorant reappeared on the pond …
… it scooted across, landing near the middle …
… where it was unceremoniously moved on by the resident grebe.
Really settled down now.
I mean why do I like pictures like this?
Love this dragonfly.
Stained glass wings and Art Deco body.
This is one I did earlier.
Just a little demo of what a tad of enhancing can do.
Attempt to catch a dragon/damsel in flight
Walk Kiveton – Worksop
That bloody cascade; all it’s doing is adding water to the canal but …
Pike in the weed
Goldenrod attracts insects.
A buddleia was living up to it’s common name of “butterfly bush”. There were at least a score of peacock butterflies around this one.
The bush is at least half a mile from the nearest habitation.
A bridge parapet wall is covered with so delicate flowers.
There’s not a lot but the squirrels find them – hazel nuts.
The workboat above One-slide lock is covered with spider webs.
Thought this one looked like a helicopter.
This isn’t a good picture but I like it. A wren a few feet away diving into reeds.
Kingfisher: catching that’s not easy – to say the least. so here’s three times rolled into one pic.
Fish; meet heron.
Heron; meet lunch.
These two were on a compost heap between the canal and the cricket club.
Altogether now: “Awwwww!”
Bendy neck, much?
That duck again – still no definitive identification.
Looks as if it ought to be twirling its moustache and making “Mwuahaha!” noises as it forecloses a mortgage.
That’s August done
Doesn’t time fly – seems like only yesterday.
Waddya mean it was yesterday?