Wednesday, 31 December 2008

The Chestnut Centre

Helen and Ian are staying at The Willows with us at the moment and on Tuesday Ian drove us down to Derbyshire where we met up with Bryony and Mark at the Chestnut Centre.

Fallow Deer

Snowy Owl

Harvest Mouse

Giant Otter

I am only showing a few photos here but unlike Helen and Mark, who can content themselves with a couple of photos, I feel the need to show loads of photos so I've also added this webpage. There are lots of photos on it so it may not load very quickly.

Thursday, 18 December 2008

A walk in the sun

The holly next door in the Nursing Home grounds has plenty of berries. I’m always amazed they don’t get pinched for someone’s Christmas decorations!

Half a mile (perhaps less) from our house is a delightful little cul-de-sac – and unsurfaced lane with lovely views over to Barnston Dale.

The last couple of days have had a watery sun after a lot of rain.

The hips were in the hedgerow.

This Birch tree came down in the storm a couple of years back and is gently rotting in the field.

I love seeing pieces of farm equipment in a field. They show the field is still used, still alive....

Saturday, 13 December 2008


It doesn't matter what the weather is like there are always attractive lichens to be found on the tree trunks in Heswall.