The weekly photo hunt is continuing through March and this month Kate has provided two similar subjects for each week with a choice of using one or the other, or both. A timely walk at the beginning of this week provided one of the photos for spring and a trawl through the archives came up with some autumn photos which have never been on this blog before.
The first two photos were taken in mid February 2019 in the grounds of Lytham Hall. I’d gone there to do the Snowdrop Walk and the carpets of snowdrops were indeed very beautiful though I was quite surprised to see a couple of clumps of very pretty crocuses popping up on the edge of the woodland. The climate on the coast must be much milder than inland as here at home there was no sign of any crocuses at all so early in the year.
The butterfly photo was taken in mid March last year. The weather was warming up considerably and while on a dog walk near a local golf course I was surprised to see the peacock butterfly which flitted past me and landed on the path just a few yards away, but before I had chance to focus the camera it flew off again so I kept walking. This happened several times but eventually it landed and stayed just long enough for me to snatch a reasonable photo of it.
The daffodil shot was taken on Monday this week while walking round a local reservoir. Up until recently much of the reservoir has been surrounded by pine forest but the clearance of a lot of the trees bordering the path on one side has opened everything up and it was just off the path that I spotted the small clump of miniature daffodils. I always think of daffodils as being ‘happy’ flowers and these were a lovely and unexpected sign of spring.
On to autumn now and all four of these shots were taken at Bolton Abbey in October 2012. As part of a group of solo and single-parent campers I was staying at a lovely site four miles from Skipton, and while we all got together in the evenings for fun, food, good conversation and impromptu entertainment the days were very much ‘do your own thing’, so not being one to hang around on site when the weather was good I took myself and the dogs to Bolton Abbey one day. I’d been there a few times in previous years but this was the first time visiting on my own, and with the sunshine and autumn colours in the trees I got some really nice photos.
Well that just about wraps up my selections for this week, time for an early breakfast now then later on I’ll pop over to Kate’s blog to see what photos have been chosen by others this week.