A Common Frog (Rana Temporia) amongst the undergrowth on a sunny autumn morning. We spotted this generously sized frog in moss & old timber, close to a hedgerow base .
Sunrise beyond Cwm Silyn with Craig Cwm Silyn rising beyond the lakes. The walk up this western end of the Nantlle ridge makes for a wonderful morning outing. See details including our route map & more photos on my personal blog. And here is a view from the summit.
The peaceful and many toned landscape of a calm autumn day in southern Snowdonia.
A millipede rests on an old umbellifer stem. His shape, a crude question mark, made me wonder – does he dream? If so, what of?
Twisted Trunks Luminous Leaves, the magnificently rich ecosystem of ancient woodland with all its quirky shapes & textures. Dyfi Forest in Infrared.
Storm clouds brew over Moel Hebog and western Snowdonia. Inspired by a September view from Craig Cwm Silyn (a new artwork by AnnMarie in Digital Oils)
The Recyclers – A striking group of forest fungi on an old fallen tree trunk. Beautiful to see but please be cautious and don’t sample the fungi whilst you’re exploring the woods. For example, these might look like Woodtuft but I suspect they’re probably Funeral Bell (deadly poisonous).
A male Emerald Damselfly (Lestes sponsa) on pond side reeds. Two different views, showing how this damselfly may sometimes appear as a beautiful bronze colour. Also note how this damselfly holds its wings out at 45 degrees when resting, most damselflies fold their wings at rest. The male develops the blue coating (pruinescence) on his […]
Woodland Contrasts – early autumn, a great time to go exploring the beauty of our local woodland.
A Pellucid Hoverfly (Volucella pellucens), also known as the Great Pied Hoverfly, feeding here on a Devil’s Bit Scabious flower. These large hoverflies (30mm wingspan) can be seen near wooded clearings & hedgerows. They are rather fond of bramble blossom.
Reflection in Tal-y-llyn lake, viewed via infrared. Mountains reflected in the mirror like lake whilst evening sun illuminates the eastern side.. A peaceful place, to sit, relax and contemplate.
Star trails (due to Earth’s planetary rotation), from just over 2.25 hours of exposure. The view is looking NW from our garden in N. Wales. Thanks to our dark skies, the location can be a good place for amateur astronomy. The stars appear to rotate around the celestial pole (upper right).