Thursday, 30 October 2014

the field in october


Before going to The Field to photograph this post, I expected that autumn leaves would be the main feature of this month, but it was the fungi that caught my attention.


This tree was a magnificent Copper Beech, before it started dying a couple of years ago. This autumn, it is covered in clusters of white fungi.

Different coloured fungi are sprouting up in the grassland too. 


And finally, the trees that I expected to photograph with their falling leaves. 

Monday, 27 October 2014

breezy hills

Exploring some of Montgomeryshire's wildest (and windiest!) hills behind Trefeglwys. This is Karl's childhood stomping ground, so it was a gentle walk of rediscovery and sharing memories.

Ancient hedgerows and lanes, with glimpses of tumbledown cottages (where we were itching to climb over the fence to explore!). Fence posts covered in lichen and moss.


Up on the top of the hills, the light, colour and big skies make it my favourite sort of place. Bleached grasses blowing in the wind and a brooding Cadair Idris in the distance - love it!

We made our way down into the village and wandered round the churchyard (we just can't help ourselves!) which was full of beautiful slate. You can see that here
A campfire by the river to cook our supper as the light faded was probably the highlight of the day for the boys. Stones, water... sticks and fire... they could not have been anywhere better!

Thursday, 9 October 2014

the hawthorn tree in october


The hawthorn tree is laden with deep red haws, all glistening after an early morning shower of rain. The deep green leaves are just beginning to turn and are becoming mottled.



Walking across the field to the hawthorn tree, I saw my first (and probably last!) Painted Lady butterfly of the year. I also had lovely view of a Jay feeding on the ground near to the hawthorn tree.  


Joining in with Loose and Leafy's 'Tree Following Project'