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    April Nature in the New Forest near Brockenhurst

    Posted on May 5, 2019 by in Nature, Outings, Wildflowers

    Birdwatching from a shepherds hut Mike and I were lucky enough to have two nights in a shepherds hut in the New Forest in early April. Set in farmland, the front door was only about four metres away from Roydon Woods Nature Reserve Although there was no direct access to the Wildlife Trust site, it […]

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    Spring at Cuckmere Haven Sussex

    Posted on May 3, 2019 by in Nature, Outings, Uncategorized, Walks

    Birdwatching near Seaford A couple of weeks ago I signed up for a beginners birdwatching morning with Mike Russell through Sussex Wildlife Trust It was mid April and a fresh but overcast day. Thirteen of us met up in the car park next to the river, and Mike took us for an amble along the […]

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    Spotting wildflowers along the river Stour in Canterbury

    Posted on January 6, 2019 by in Nature, Outings, Walks, Wildflowers

    Following the Great Stour Way June wildflower walk I had a fab weekend away in Canterbury in the summer and went for a walk out of the city along the river Stour. I left the city to the Southwest and followed the Great Stour Way through Hambrook Marshes towards Chartham. Wildflower meadow Right at the […]

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    Spotting wildflowers out walking

    Posted on November 24, 2018 by in Nature, Walks, Wildflowers

    Wildflowers and health walks I try and walk for my health every day. I only do about half an hour but it seems to be enough. Sometimes I do a bit of mindfulness at the same time. Most times I follow the same route past the cemetery heading out of Seaford, through a lime walk […]

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  • Photographing August wildflowers in Spain

    Posted on January 27, 2018 by in Nature, Wildflowers

    Here are some wildflowers spotted in and around Gaucin in Southern Spain 2017. All these photos were taken on the same day along the same lane in late August. Here is a related post about dried flowers I spotted on the same walk.

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  • A year of photographing flowers

    Posted on January 14, 2018 by in Gardening, Outings

    Photographing wildflowers last year I didn’t photograph wildflowers so much in 2017 – this is because after a couple of years of doing it, I realised that a photo of a daisy taken in 2015, for example, looks much like a photo of a daisy taken in 2016. However I now have a new camera, […]

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    Winter heliotrope | Petasites fragrans

    Posted on February 12, 2016 by in Nature

    Fragrant winter heliotrope is almost over I’ve just been out for a walk in Seaford past this large swathe of wildflower leaves. It is winter heliotrope, Petasites fragrans. Identifying winter heliotrope I only recently found out what this was. I had photographed some heliotrope flowers last year in Seaford, but hadn’t used the pics. Then […]

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    Aerial views of the Sussex Coast

    Posted on October 28, 2015 by in Outings

    Some time ago Mike and I went for a flight in a light aircraft along the South Coast between Shoreham and Eastbourne. Flying along the Seven Sisters Great views of the Cuckmere Valley and two lighthouses As you can see we had a fantastic flight along the South Coast in the August sunshine, with great […]

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    Tide Mills – a lovely spot for photographing wildflowers

    Posted on September 13, 2015 by in Nature, Walks

    Spotting wildflowers on a local walk Tide Mills is the site of a ruined village in a historic coastal area between Seaford and Newhaven, which is popular with walkers. There were plenty of wildflowers to be seen when I visited in August. After parking off the A259, the path skirts a couple of fields as […]

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    Limonium vulgare | Sea lavender

    Posted on August 5, 2015 by in Wildflowers

    Spotting sea lavender on Seaford Head A brisk walk up Seaford Head today, visiting the beach on the way. These chalk cliffs are the start of the famous Seven Sisters. The purple Limonium flowers are in bloom It is August and the sea lavender is flowering in the low grass kept down by rabbits on […]

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