Red Foxphoto of red fox
Blue butterflyI think this butterfly is one of our most beautiful British species - but don't ask me to identify which blue it is . . .
Travellers JoyI think this is Traveller's Joy - which is an odd name because I think it is poisonous!
funnel funguswonderful shape - don't think you can eat it though!
fungiweird glistening in the woodland leaf litter
More Fly Agaric . . .more, just because I like them!
Fly Agaric FungiI find fungi fascinating - and Fly Agaric are my favourites - proper fairy toadstools
dead grassGrasses have such lovely architectural qualities
PrimrosesWhen I see the first wild primroses peeping through it makes me think that Spring is really on it's way
Pink bramble leafSometimes bramble leaves go bright pink - but not all of them?
purple starThis flower is part of the Goats beard family but I don't know if it has a common name
Rosebay Willow HerbI think this common flower is often overlooked but can be amazing on mass
Hawthorn in flowerThe clusters of flowers look like snow, simple and white
GorseGorse is amazing - and smells just like toasted coconut when it's in full flower and warm in the sun!
Bee OrchidI was really thrilled when I spotted this stunning little wild flower - less so when the farmer mowed the field and they all got destroyed
Autumn lightThe light has a special quality in Autumn
Holly in the snowHolly bowing under the weight of snow - very seasonal
Red BerriesThey look like clusters of jewels, glossy after rain.
Red berriesThis is my favourite shrub ! Would love to have some in the garden . . . but I don't actually know what it is !
Thistle Seed Headbeauty in just a fluffy seed head
The Rape Field
ThistleSpiky architectural shapes
FoxgloveFoxgloves are beautifully designed bee buckets
white roseold fashioned shaped white rose
Red Hot Pokersgreat architectural shapes
Grape HyacinthsI like to take a closer look at common flowers that could get taken for granted
AlliumAllium are like exploding fireworks
Iris close uplook at the detail on this lovely deep iris
White Iristotally different shape this delicate white iris
Deep Purple IrisThe shapes of Iris are so beautiful and I really like the depth of colour
Hot pink peonyvivid blowsy and gorgeous!
soft pink AquilegiaContrasting soft pink Aquilegia
Aquilegia close upAquilegia again but this one is the softest shade by comparison
Aquilegia GuinnessI like this contrast of colours and shapes
In the pinkflamboyant hot pink petals
RosebudRoses are my favourites and this bud looked pretty well perfect to me - well I would have to like them being a Dip"rose" huh
Close up of Icelandic Poppyclose up of this delicate cup
Icelandic Poppiesvibrant but delicate
Bleeding heartsgreat shapes
TulipI'm fascinated by bright flowers
Hyacinth detailshiny close up of a hyacinth flower
Crowing cockerelThis is Basil the cockerel giving it his best
Old fashioned cockerelThis gorgeous bird is a traditional cockerel - he has the most amazing colours
Bantam Hens & ChicksI loved these portly little bantam hens - like fussy tea cosies
White Henwhite chicken close up of great orange beady eye
Canada Goose mum and goslingsToo cute
Blue Titis feedingBlue tits on my bird table - before the woodpecker comes back . . .
Robin Red BrestThis is actually a different Robin - not my stalker
Christmas card stuff?I think I might make a few of my own Christmas cards . . .
Robin close upthis is the same bird - he followed me when I started to walk away
RobinI'm pretty sure this particular Robin was stalking me
Oyster Catcher in flightThee birds have stunning markings - it was, I have to admit, rather a long way off . . . and being chased by one of my naughty dogs
Coot FightCoots having a splashy punch up
Canada Goose close upCanada Geese get over looked I think because they are so common and outshone by the handsome swans but they do have appealing faces if you look more closely
Mute Swan attackThis grumpy git was chasing an unfortunate Canada Goose - impressive bow wave I thought
classic mute swan shapethis is how I think of Mute Swans
Blackbird maleanother of my garden favourites
Crowslightly sinister crow on a dead tree
Greater Spotted WoodpeckerThis hooligan somewhat took over my bird table - I forgave him because he was so eye catching however
Yellow HammerYellow Hammers were also more common when I was young - they are such vibrant little birds
House sparrow in flightthe shape of the sparrow in flight in surprisingly beautiful
Young GrebeThe baby Grebe has amazing black and white markings
Grebe all tucked upI like the way this Grebe tucked itself in - made a lovely shape
GrebeI haven't seen many Grebes but think they are stunning
House SparrowWhen I was a child these lovely little birds were so common but now I just don't see them very often which, I think, is very sad.
Mr House SparrowMale House Sparrow
Mrs House Sparrowfemale house sparrow this time - does this make her a Housewife Sparrow?
Mute Swan close upClose up shot of this handsome fella
Mute swan displayinganother view of the mute swan who was giving me quite a display
Mute SwanI think swans somewhat lend themselves to photos but that doesn't make them any less beautiful!
Cock PheasantThis handsome chap interested me as he didn't have the usual white collar markings around his throat.
Heron wadingAnother Heron - this time wading - I think they are elegant
Heron sunsetHeron - very distinctive shape
Blue TitAnother of my favourite birds - this cheeky little bird was displaying himself!
House SparrowNot so common any more but I really like these little birds.