Tuesday, 25 August 2009

A very enjoyable weekend

A series of wonderful family days out made for a lovely long weekend. I'm sure you dont want to see all the scary photos of my family and I so here are a few od the more scenic/nature shoots taken over the last 4 days.

Arundel Wildfowl and Wetlands Trust Centre

Brighton Seafront

Something a bit different...

Took some non-nature photos for a change this week. Driving home after a day out provided the opportunity for some shots of 'Mod' scooters on Brighton seafront and a visit to Tangmere Military Aviation Museum was very enjoyable and well worth another visit.

Sitting in the pub garden one evening this weekend I saw my first autumn flock of geese flying across the darkening sky. I realised how little birdwatching I had done recently - Summer is so full of butterflies. Looking forward to dewy and frosty mornings of coloured skys and hats and gloves, of mist across the water and the call of flocks of geese while the church bells ring and the late rising sun slowly melts the grey shadows.

Thursday, 13 August 2009

Sunset at the Trundel, Goodwood Hill

A beautiful evening tempted my parents, my boyfriend and myself out for a walk onto the top of the Trundel near Goodwood. The stunning, if hazy view, was topped by an amazing sunset with smoke drifting beneath the hills from bonfires in the valley, whilst the combines were still harvesting in the golden wheat fields.

A Steep Climb!

A steep climb up Graffham Down (25th July - sorry for the late posting!) with Graffham Down Trust and Butterfly Conservation, to look at the large variety of butterflies on this carefully managed conservation area. The weather was lovely and as always we were treated to a knowledgeable talk by Neil Hulme (Butterfly Conservation). Many species were seen including Small Skipper, Large Skipper, Essex Skipper, Small Copper, Painted Ladies, Peacock, Red Admiral, Silver Washed Fritillaries, Common Blue, Large White, Brimstone, Meadow Brown, Speckled Wood, Gatekeeper, and Purple Emperors. This latter has evaded my photography this year as it is always high up in the tree canopy, however there is always next year!


Painted Lady

Common Blue

Essex Skipper