Day 338 – Misty River…

On our way home this afternoon after lunch with family we could see a rather nice sky developing as we drove near the River Severn at Arley. A quick diversion took us down to the river, where we were rewarded with a beautiful sunset, and mist forming on the river. With nowhere to park, and no time to set up my Sony camera, this was a quick shot using my phone…

River Severn, Arley – iPhone

Day 334 – No Go Area…

Although farming in this area is mainly dairy cattle, a fair area immediately around us is given over to growing Miscanthus, or ‘Elephant’ Grass. This is harvested, dried, and used as bio-fuel, but can also be used as non-synthetic bedding for intensive chicken farming or horses. The grass grows to around 2m tall, and after harvesting, grows again the following spring. This is some of the last of this year’s crop still standing.

Miscanthus Grass – iPhone

Day 306 – Zoom Burst…

I’m not generally a fan of image manipulation, either in camera or using software, but am a sucker for a nice zoom burst photo. This ancient oak stands beyond the top of our garden, and was the perfect subject to test out my new 24-70mm lens…

Zoom burst – SonyA7iii & 24-70mm

Day 296 – A Spot Of Colour…

We are never going to see autumn colours here to rival those in New England, but they are pretty impressive nevertheless. This tree is just a mile or so from home and the best of the colours are coming through now …

Autumn Colours… – iPhone

Day 284 – A Last Rose…

The cold wet weather that we came back to yesterday is certainly impacting on the garden – there are fallen leaves everywhere and most of the perennial plants have finished flowering and are looking very sad. The roses usually last until the first hard frosts, and this beautiful blossom stood out from the yellowing plants around it. Probably the last we can expect this year though…

Garden rose – iPhone

Day 275 – Fire In The Sky…

Caught sight of this amazing sunrise as I was opening the kitchen blinds at around 7am this morning. Grabbed phone and went outside – just a few moments to shoot some photos before the sun broke through and all the sky colour faded away.

Peatswood sunrise – iPhone 11Pro