Monday, 1 August 2016

Hello August

Hello there. All is fine here. I haven't posted in a while, there is a lot going on at the moment in my non-blog world and I couldn't seem to find the space in my head to think about blogging.

As it is the first day of a new month I wanted to try and get started again. These are a few photographs from my walk yesterday.

The countryside has changed over the last few weeks as we move past midsummer into harvest time. The wheat is ripening, the barley was cut a few weeks ago, and the verges are full of tall grasses and hogweed. The rain earlier in the year seems to have made everything grow vigorously this year.

I usually post pictures of the landscape and mainly flowers so for a change, some cows having their breakfast

a butterfly sunning itself on the brambles

and this little bird who was singing his heart out yesterday morning.

I'm not very knowledgeable on birds, is it a greenfinch?

I am hoping to get back into the habit of taking photographs and posting again. Susannah Conway is hosting  "the August Break" again this year and I'm intending to post a few pictures to the flickr group  - always interesting to see how others interpret the prompts.


Hanneke said...

Beautiful photos, as always! Hope the world outside your blog calms down soon

willow said...

Thanks Hanneke, I must make time for walks in the countryside, I always feel better when I spend time outside.

Heather LeFebvre said...

I just love your countryside photos as it gives me a chance to experience the countryside for a moment while here in suburbia. Your sky is so blue! Ours hasn't been blue recently. It's been so very hot and no rain....

Anonymous said...

Walking and taking photographs is my perfect way to de-stress too. What gorgeous countryside you have to do the same in, captured beautifully with your lovely images.