Saturday, 29 August 2009

Snail shells

Been very busy with work and a family wedding to go to so things have been a bit quiet on here lately. I thought I would post these pics of Snail shells from a couple of weekends ago. As I have said before I really like photographing these, I like the colours & patterns, almost like porcelain.

Tuesday, 18 August 2009


I am sat at the computer loading some pics, whilst drinking coffee and eating some of my wifes homemade flapjack, what could be better?. Anyway I thought I would post this shot of a Gatekeeper taken yesterday at the nature reserve, shame about the chunk missing out of the right hand side wing. As far as I can make out this particular pattern on the wings means that it is a female.

Sunday, 16 August 2009

River Arrow

I was down at the nature reserve this morning and I was struck by how much Himalayan Balsam there was this year.( I hope I have the I.D. correct, I am not very good on plants)..There seems to be masses of pink all over the River Arrow at the moment, which whilst looking nice, I believe it is an invasive foreign introduction. although I do not know whether it does much harm.
I have posted some pics of the River Arrow bordering the nature reserve showing some of the
Himalayan Balsam, also a close up pic. I hope I have the I.D. correct or I will have to rewrite this post LOL please click on the pics for a larger image. Also I apologise about the type jumping all over the place, for some reason I cannot get the type to justify properly.

Sunday, 9 August 2009

Common Blue damselfly

Back to work tomorrow after two weeks off, how depressing is that!. Still we have had a good two weeks, and I am off down the nature reserve this afternoon to see what is about. I am hoping to get some more Dragonfly & Damselfly pics like the one above, so fingers crossed.