Beauly

Feb. 12th, 2017 05:29 pm
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I was looking for some other photos earlier, when I stumbled across these photos that I'd meant to share over here and never got round to it. Ages ago I went on a little daytrip to see the ruins of the Abbey at Beauly, there are some lovely walks round there by the river and I found quite a few natural things to photograph too.

Old Elm
The traditional graveyard Elm Tree was just the start.
down by the river )
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Six small images in total. )

Tree with tangled branches.

4 Tangled tree, Malvern 01-14

A hole in the tree trunk, about a metre above ground level: who lives in a house like this?

Knock, knock. Is anyone at home? )
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In December I went for a walk on the Malvern Hills and spotted a midwinter fungus, probably a Clitocybe.

6 Midwinter fungus, probably a Clitocybe, Malvern Hills 12-13

At one point I seemed to have strayed into Middle Earth and saw what appeared to be HUGE fantastical gates in the forest of Broceliande below.

2 more images. )
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I went for a walk in Powys in Wales.

Slwch Tump with anthills, gorse flowers, and a view to Pen y Fan (the highest peak in the Brecon Beacons, South Wales, and Southern Britain, at a mere 886m). St Eluned was reputedly beheaded here in the 5th century.

1 Slwch Tump with anthills, gorse flowers, and a view to Pen y Fan, 05-13

5 more small images. )

Coots!

Jul. 2nd, 2011 05:11 pm
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I took this last weekend while walking along the section of the London Loop between Enfield Lock and Chigwell that passes through the Lea Valley. The baby coot made so much noise, you'd have thought it hadn't eaten for a week, let alone thirty seconds ago.

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I went on a walk the other day from my apartment to a nearby vacant lot/prairie dog colony. I live in Colorado, in the U.S.--we're pretty solidly in spring now, which means the plants have leafed out and it's pretty nice out, except when it snows or drizzles cold rain all day or both.

I didn't see anything particularly surprising on this walk, but I did see all kinds of lovely nature. A friend pointed out that the prairie dog colony is great snake habitat, so I'm going to have to keep an eye out for snakes next time! I love snakes.

This cottontail rabbit (probably a desert cottontail, Sylvilagus audubonii) immediately dropped into this amazing imitation of a perfectly still, inedible rock when it saw us. As soon as I looked away and back, it was gone.

Cottontail rabbit (Sylvilagus sp.)

The whole story and more photos at my journal.

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