Posts tagged ‘closeup’


Late sunshine accentuates the vivid colours of wild sorrel seeds in a permanent pasture just down the road, belonging to Lyme Alpacas. The jewel-like reds are offset by the rich green of the grass and the golden splashes of field buttercups.

Tags: , , , , , ; taken on Sunday, June 6th, 2010

Foxgloves at Holyford Woods

Holyford Woods is a local nature reserve, near Seaton. In early summer 2007, it had acres and acres of massed foxgloves (Digitalis purpurea) that had spring up after a large area of woodland was clear-felled – a quite remarkable sight. Even more surprising to think that all the seeds had been lying dormant in the […]

Tags: , , ; taken on Tuesday, June 5th, 2007

Red, yellow, green

The field just behind our house one warm June morning, before all the dew had burnt off. Either the seed wasn’t well cleaned, or the sprayer missed a lot of weeds, but it was a picture for just a few days. I liked the contrast between cool shadow and hot sunshine on the opposite side […]

Tags: , , , , , , ; taken on Thursday, June 29th, 2006


A chance coincidence of beach litter and calcite-veined limestone, part of the Blue Lias sequence west of Lyme Regis. I used to have lots of time to scour the beach for interesting stuff on summer evenings, but that luxury seems to have evaporated over the years.

Tags: , , ; taken on Friday, August 29th, 2003

Pink barley

For just a week or so, this crop of barley in the fields next to my house was a glorious sight, as the shimmering awns turned from green to rose pink. Evening sun lends extra gloss and contrast. I assume the variety was not successful, as I’ve never seen it before or since.

Tags: , , , ; taken on Monday, May 12th, 2003


A flint pebble on the beach, casting its shadow on a weathered piece of driftwood. Scouring the tideline was something to do on a very cold day, while I was waiting for a car tyre to be replaced!

Tags: , , , ; taken on Saturday, January 4th, 2003