Wordless Wednesday – Winter Walks February 8, 2017February 9, 2017 / Julie Greensand Ridge Snowdrops Pegsdon – Morning Sun on Old Mans Beard Greensand Ridge Winter Sunset Pegsdon – Old Mans Beard Clematis vitalba Pegsdon – Red Kite Soaring Free Winter Sunshine on Pegsdon Hills Share this:TweetLike this:Like Loading... Related
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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.
There is a valley at Pegsdon where several Red Kites soar through the sky, its a favourite spot to watch birds. And yes Wild Clematis always does!
Beautiful images Julie!
Thank you, we are blessed with some lovely walks here.
Truly beautiful. Winter, when there is some sun is even more lovely than summer.
I feel just the same Christina, its so welcome and refreshing.
So glad to see your gorgeous photos once more!
Thanks Tina, I spend a lot of time walking, its one of my favourite activities.
Beautiful photos Julie!
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.
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? 😉 Ready to welcome spring.)
Me too Eliza, I’m champing at the bit now for Spring to arrive! 🙂
Beautiful pictures, Julie. I especially like the Old Mans Beard seed heads.
Thanks Brian, its a lovely native wild plant for all seasons. Always a welcome sight.
Thanks so much. 🙂
Beautiful – particularly the old man’s beard:)
Its a great wildlife plant too- flowers attract Bees and Hoverflies and the seedheads are good for birds.
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!
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 🙂 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.
thanks Julie. I’ll let you know how I get on. All the. Best. Karen
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!
I have family in Chiltern Hills too, its a beautiful part of the world isn’t it. I can imagine your excitement! 🙂
Um um good……like a happy dream:^)
What a lovely thought Marian, just like a happy dream!
Quietly and splendid photos(as usually) 😉
Thank you Christiane. 🙂
Beautiful photos, I am almost there with you!
Wish you were!
Wow I love these .. that Greensand sunset is a stunner! 😄
I have some very happy walks there with my dog, he and I both love that ridge.
Fabulous photos and of course as its you we have an unusual bird.
You’d love Pegsdon in the spring and summer, its a great spot for wildflowers.
Those are fantastic photos Julie, I especially like the morning sun and winter sunset ones, very atmospheric.
Making the most of the sun this winter has been lovely as mostly its been grey and bleak, I’m looking forward to Spring!
We are fortunate to be able to get out in walk here in the winter.
It will be 60 here for several days in the midwest of USA…crazy, I am getting out and gardened yesterday:-) It is nice having it warm but I know it is troubling at the same time:-(
Robbie, I can imagine why you would worry, the climate fluctuations are deeply troubling. I hope the coming Spring season is trouble free for you.
Beautiful shots Julie, i love how the different blues of the skies are next to each other in the grouping.
Thanks Louise, Blue Skies are a rarity this February, roll on Spring!!
Beautiful!! I’d love to walk that area. Looks so peaceful. 🙂
Thanks Tammy, it is peaceful and often my daily escape.
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
I need to be more adventurous and try different techniques, your work is very inspiring. Progress is slow, but ongoing! x
that’s one of the things I love about photography, the possibilities to experiment are endless and those to grow too
Such lovely images Julie – You capture the world around you so beautifully.
Thank you Kate. xx
Absolutely beautiful 💞