Thursday 23 March 2023

Comma for my Mum.

 This week has been a bit of a challenge as we saw my Mum deteriorate quickly after what had appeared at first to be a minor problem. After her admission to hospital a scan showed some cancers in various places including liver and lungs. We were warned at that point that she would probably go downhill quite quickly and that is what happened with her passing away on Tuesday evening.

Throughout my life, my Mum encouraged me in my interest in the natural World. Without this encouragement I doubt I would have been as interested in wildlife as I am.

Her favourite butterfly has always been the Comma and I often think of her when I see one. 

Here is a small selection of photos of a Comma for her!!


Me and my Mum on her 93rd and final Christmas

Saturday 11 March 2023

Hidden Gems

 Having been laid up for the past couple of weeks due to turning my ankle on a walk I have been left wondering what to do with my time. It was doubly frustrating too as I was due to do another trip for Naturetrek to Fuerteventura which I had to pull out of.

In the end I just did a lot of reading at home and also sorting through, and re-editing a few of my older photos. It's surprising how ones taste changes over time and some of the photos I re-edited and cropped to hopefully end up with slightly improved results.

Here's a very small selection of some of these re-worked photos.

Male Brimstone on Pussy Willow.

Pearl-bordered Fritillary on Bluebell.

Wood White on Meadow Vetchling.

Silver-spotted Skipper on Small Scabious.

Female Bearded Tit.

Male Bearded Tit.

If things don't improve soon with the foot there may be more of these to follow!!