Wordless Wednesday – Winter Walks

 

53 thoughts on “Wordless Wednesday – Winter Walks

  1. I love that red kite Jules; it looks as if the sunlight is shining through its wings. And Wild Clematis always makes a nice photo on a sunny day doesn’t it.

    • Thank you Cathy, I can’t imagine a day without walking, although our dog is 13 this year and has a thyroid problem, so we go a little slower these days.

  2. Marvelous photos, Julie – I esp. love the foggy, backlit clematis seed heads and Greensand Winter Sunset. (Can you tell there is a sunlight theme to my preferences? πŸ˜‰ Ready to welcome spring.)

  3. I love the ‘morning sun on old-man’s-beard’ photo! It looks like fairy lights. It seems to have been a good year for it as I see it wherever I go. I wish I could see red kites here. I am most envious and I often moan to my cousin about it as she has them visit her garden.

    • My mum has a Red Kite that sits every day in the top of her conifer tree and she moans about the noise! Her neighbours put cooked chicken out to feed the Kites. I would give a great deal to have one visit here. My mum btw, did not think my grandparents farm was idylic, more a health hazard!

      • How funny! Wouldn’t it be boring if we were all the same and liked and disliked the same things. I would like to see a kite but I’m not sure if I’d go as far as putting out cooked chicken for it! There have been reports in the papers about kites attacking children. The birds have got so used to people feeding them that they are behaving like gulls at the seaside and assume that all food they see is for them.

      • I read a report of an incidence of that too, oddly enough near to my mums. I hope its isolated and folk act responsibly.
        It would be a tragedy after such a brilliant conservation effort that Red Kites gain an unfair reputation.
        No it wouldn’t do if we were all the same!

  4. Really beautiful photos Julie. What camera do you use. I’ve been given some money to buy something for the garden. But I think I would like to treat myself to a good camera, for the first time in my life πŸ™‚ thanks for sharing. I feel like a new hobby approaches…..

    • Thanks Karen, I have a Canon 6D, which I upgraded from a Canon 500 two years ago, there are lots of good cameras on the market now and different makes and lenses suit different folk, any decent camera shop will let you experiment in store and some rent them out so you get an idea of what you’d like to use before committing to buy. There are lots of resources on the net comparing cameras, but at the end of the day its very personal, especially with weight. My daughter has both a large heavier DSLR and a smaller Olympus Pen, thats lightweight and fits in her pocket, which she gets very good results from.

  5. Red kites flying over the M40 signify that I’m almost there when visiting family in the Chilterns. There are so many in that area now but the sight of them never fails to inspire – it’s such a privilege to see them up close – my niece has them swooping into her garden as they roost in the churchyard trees next door. Your lovely photos are similar to what I would see walking in the Chiltern Hills; I’m over there in a couple of weeks, can’t wait!

  6. It’s always a pleasure to join you on your ramble, Julie, and it never ceases to amaze me how every photographer has his/her own way of seeing things, quite fascinating really how no two ever see them the same way. Hope you’re well and progressing with your project. Best wishes xx

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