365 Project – Day 272

Lichen. I’ve never really understood lichen; all I know is that in its various forms it looks good and that its presence is an indication of clean air. In this picture I particularly like the juxtaposition of the different types of lichen on the branch. 29 September 2014

365 Project – Day 271

Oscar (again). I have used Oscar before and loved it that I got more views and likes than for any other post, which proves that the internet is really just about pictures of cats. Oscar lives next door and Maude loves to growl and bark at him, something that he chooses to ignore completely. Sadly…

365 Project – Day 270

Anser anser. A goose which I believe to be anser anser more commonly known as the Greylag Goose; I hope I’ve got it right as I know little about geese but I have friends who I’m sure will put me right. The Greylag is the heaviest of the grey geese and the ancestor of all…

365 Project – Day 269

Morning Reflection. On Sunday I took Maude for an early morning walk by Derwent Water and enjoyed this small island and its reflection in the still water. 26 September 2014

365 Project – Day 268

Tenacity. I am always impressed by the tenacity of some plants. Many years ago I found the most amazingly fragrant lavender growing in a crack in a rock on a hillside in Provence, earlier this year on Day 67 I posted a picture of the Rannoch Boulder with a tree growing out of it. Today…

365 Project – Day 267

Herdwick TUP. At the Borrowdale Shepherds’ Meet on Sunday I came across this splendidly horned Herdwick Tup. In the local vernacular all male sheep are known as tups, hence the mating season is ‘Tupping Time’. One of the useful facts I learned is that all Herdwick tups have horns whilst the ladies don’t; sometimes the…

365 Project – Day 266

Avoncliff Aqueduct. Today we took Maude in the car with us to Freshford and went for a walk along the River Avon. This was a delightful walk through grassy fields and a riverside track. Eventually we arrived at Avoncliff where the Kennet and Avon Canal crosses the river on a viaduct and the narrow boat…