Monthly Squares

Four Of A Kind #2

A group of four Fly Agaric fungi on Bickerton Hill in southern Cheshire, England.

This is my day 17 contribution to Becky’s October Squares challenge on the theme of Kind.

October Squares: Four Of A Kind
Weekly Photo Challenge

Dead Wood, Fungi and New Growth

My contribution to Six Word Saturday.


Six Word Saturday: Dead Wood, Fungi and New Growth


Silent Sunday

Silent Sunday: 31st May 2020

Silent Sunday: 31st May 2020

Monthly Squares

April Squares: Top of the Toadstool

This is my day three contribution to Becky’s April Squares: Top photo challenge.

Toadstool is simply a nickname for fungi that is often poisonous or at least inedible.


April Squares: Top of the Toadstool

A Fly Agaric fungi cap photographed from above at Bickerton Hill, Cheshire.


Cosmic Photo Challenge

Cosmic Photo Challenge: Macro

The Cosmic Photo Challenge: Macro prompt was rather well timed. I have spent part of the winter digitising my slide archives that include hundreds of macro images.


Cosmic Photo Challenge: Macro

A Ruby-tailed Wasp. Given that the ruby red tail is usually covered by the wings a more appropriate name would be an Emerald-bodied Wasp.


Cosmic Photo Challenge: Macro

Fly Agaric fungi cap detail.


Cosmic Photo Challenge: Macro

A portrait of a Common Quaker Moth.


Cosmic Photo Challenge: Macro

Spines on a Teasel seed head in the autumn.


Tuesday Photo Challenge

Tuesday Photo Challenge – Trail

This is my contribution to the Tuesday Photo Challenge – Trail.

As my walks around the neighborhood involve a selection of trails I thought I would go with a selection of photos taken when walking them rather than photos of the actual trails.

Some Dandelion clocks taken on a walk after the challenge was posted.

Dandelion seed heads.

A hodgepodge of tree trunks in the autumn.

Autumn tree trunks.

A Maple leaf on snow.

Casting a shadow on the snow.

Looking up at some autumn colour.

Fisheye autumn colour.

Fresh spring greens and old fungi.

Wordless Wednesday.

Autumn leaves and a decaying tree trunk in the autumn.

Worn and Weathered autumn detail.

A bunch of red berries spotted on a walk late in the year.

A group of red berries.

Friendly Friday Photo Challenge

Friendly Friday: Twins

This is my contribution to the Friendly Friday Photo Challenge: Twins.

I started thinking about some of the pairs and doubles I have photographed over the years. After a while I started writing them down as the list was getting quite long and I didn’t want to overlook any when making my selection for the challenge.

Two Maple leaves.

A pair of Maple leaves.

Two Great Crested Grebes.

A pair of Great Crested Grebes.

Two Oxeye Daisies.

A pair of Oxeye Daisies.

Two Sandhill Cranes.

Sandhill Cranes at sunrise.

Two Fly Agaric fungi.

Amanita muscaria.

Two Large White Butterfly caterpillars.

Big and small.

Two pieces of grass sticking out of the snow.