Posts Tagged ‘grasses’

lake hedgerow autumn colour

a last day of Summer mid Autumn

October 27, 2018

Autumn, October, getting nippy, full of blue skies, mosiac colour and those dancing leaves. Yesterday, on the woodland path edging the lake, I spotted a nest of….Harebells! Incredible. They didnt appear for ages this year with all that ferocious heat and drought, and now 3 or 4 of them tucked in at the foot of […]

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2 dogs and bird by a pond on lakeshore

That was the summer down at the lake

September 11, 2017

Summer 2017, apparently it was wetter, colder, soggier, duller than normal. It felt like the quickest one on record anyway. On the good news front, cooler, damper weather gave lusher greener growth on the lake shore – that thin layer of soil can dry out very rapidly.

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meadow buttercups

summer in the meadow

July 31, 2017

Nose to the meadow ground, chin in the mud looking through grasses and thistles, buttercups and dandelions at clouds and blue skies, sunrise, sundown..

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small green plant sprouting

Fertilisation: my guess…

June 22, 2017

Those little egg cups are lined with silt, pooled with water and colonised by algae – the gulls and cormorants splash great dollops, hare and deer sprinkle a few pellets, the wind desiccates and whips up a concoction then off it goes…!

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dry winter grass in light

Winter Grass and winter sunlight

January 30, 2017

Dry winter grass hit by wind and light

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spindle fruit

Green Summer

August 23, 2016

Lots of warm rain fattening up lots of green lush..peaking mid August, green summer through the trail, just days before the yellow turn The winter larder is greening up too, just starting hints of colour…apart from the amazing Guelder Rose, already a rich magnificent red, unmissable in the shrub and treeline

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Spring start, more dither than bounce

April 17, 2016

Spring taking it easy this year; a slow unfolding from the floods, sun and rain and rain and hail and snow and rain and glitter-sun…unhurried, snail-like dawdling. Its still cold but the birds are completely thrilled with themselves roundabouts this side of Lough Mask …………………click on the thumbnails to enlarge

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Back of Beyonds; new plate drying

September 19, 2015

Back of Beyonds, reworking an earlier plate by creating a foreground and pushing the original into a background …………………Click on thumbnail to enlarge…

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