October Seventh – to Scofton

Spider web on Morse Lock's gear

Spider web on Morse Lock’s gear

Another one of those ‘accidental’ walks. I wandered into town via pond and canal and found myself in the shiny new bus station. There’s loads of places that I could get a free* ride to, but somehow the idea didn’t appeal. So with nothing particularly in mind I meandered off down towards the Priory Church.

*being a certified antique I’ve got a ‘bus pass’ Continue reading

October – first post

Don’t forget that you can see pictures bigger by clicking on them.

Lørdag Første Oktober 2016

Google translate tells me that that’s Saturday first October in Danish.
As usual for the weekend, a Mollyless walk

The two planes are both Flybe heading for Doncaster. They were almost exactly an hour apart. Note: the later one’s propeller powered – not very common for so large a passenger craft(?).
Convolvulus flowers are pretty beautiful – pity it’s a weed. Continue reading

It’s still September

If I’m not careful I’ll catch up with myself, blogging at this rate.
 
 
 

Tuesday 20th September ’16


A “Grade ‘A’, grey day”* on the pond. What’s the correct spelling of GREY (or GRAY) anyhow? Apparently gray is used more in the U.S of A. but grey elsewhere although either is OK wherever you are. see herelink.
Ivy flowers have pollen covered stamens to coat wasps, bees, flies and hoverflies when they come for the nectar.
The seeds of the sycamore spiral slowly down helicoptering as they go. The low speed of descent allows the wind to carry them far afield. I hate sycamores. They spring up any- and every-where and grow so fast that other trees have little chance to compete. Continue reading

February 2016

New Toy

Got myself a new toy:

Nikon J5 'mirrorless'

Nikon J5 ‘mirrorless’ & lens adaptor


As with all things Nikon it was not cheap: the adaptor, which allows use of Nikon DSLR lenses, was over £150!

As a camera it’s OK: geared towards the snapshotter methinks. The only things I’ve really benefitted from are the swivel screen and the in-camera panorama shots, the header pic above is one of these. Continue reading

March – first tranche

Every time I go walkies I take some “Panorama” pics – most dates have at least one. The “Flickr album” links are what they say, the number is the total number on that date; in most (all?) cases there’s many more pics on there. Every time I go out with the camera, even if only to town, I take over 100 pictures. On a longer walk I can take up to 1000. Selecting pics can take quite a time, as can be imagined, especially as I like to give them some ‘post production’link – cropping, colour correcting and size checking.

If anyone is interested from the previous post, the lens I eventually bought was a Tamron 16-300. The ‘300’ means that it’s pretty good at distant stuff, e.g. the many grebe pics; the ’16’ means it does well at landscapy type things: used for a lot of the panoramas. It also allows pretty good ‘macros’ or close-ups → lichens, individual flowers, insects and stuff.


Unfortunately I don’t seem to have the time, or come to that the inclination, to do this blogging thing conscientiously. Anyway, as April’s nearly out, here’s some of March’s pics: Continue reading

September and on:

T’other day I set out on my usual daily walk. Coming through the bushes around the pond I saw a once familiar sight: a guy I used to see almost every day walking his dog – a white Jack/Staffy cross I think; name of Angel (the dog, not the guy). I haven’t seen him for a good while and said as much to him. “I’ve been in a coma for a month.” He said. I was about to ask more but he forestalled me with: “In ten minutes I’ll have forgotten meeting you, but I remember you from before.”

Anyhow: no chat – on with the pics:
All the pictures here are on my Flickrlink page under the appropriate date. If there’s a lot for a particular date I’ve put in a link.


15th Sept ’14


16th


17th

Omnipresent Robin

Omnipresent Robin


This tree's about 50ft from my door what tree is it?

This tree’s about 50ft from my door what tree is it?


18th

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19th>

Heron (Doin' The Buggerin' Off)

Heron (Doin’ The Buggerin’ Off)

More herelink


20th

To Scofton and back

To Scofton and back

Stable bridge with a Narrowboat

Stable bridge with a Narrowboat

Greenfinch

Greenfinch

Owl and pussycat guarding the West door of Scofton Church.

 

More pics herelink


22nd

Long Tailed Tit

Long Tailed Tit


23rd

Spinner

Spinner

Kes

Kes


24th

Robin on the fence

Robin on the fence


25th

Appeared at my back door  - loved cat food.

Appeared at my back door – loved cat food.


26th

Wasp attacking a comma butterfly

Wasp attacking a comma butterfly


27th

Hovering dragonfly

Hovering dragonfly

Spider wrapping up its dinner

Spider wrapping up its dinner


29th

Chiffchaff

Chiffchaff


30th September 2014

Boys will be boys (?)

Boys will be boys (?)

Cock pheasant walking across the field

Cock pheasant walking across the field

Try to snap the moon every month - not always successfully

Try to snap the moon every month – not always successfully

Only 2½ months to catch up now!