Hoarfrost covered Oak tree.

Throwback Thursday travels back to Cheshire, England in the early 1980s. I’m saying the early 1980s as I seem to remember setting down my then fairly new Tenba camera bag in the snow.

I remember being surprised that I had paid so much for a camera bag. Little did I know that 35 years later I would still be using the bag occasionally. I ended up with two more of those Tenba bags in different sizes over the next decade. I still have all three and use them at times.

This hoarfrost covered Oak tree is in the hedgerow of a field opposite the house I grew up in.

Hoarfrost and snow covered Oak tree.
Hoarfrost covered Oak tree, Hatherton, Cheshire, England.

 

Hart’s Tongue Fern with hoarfrost.

Monochrome Monday could have been a Throwback Thursday as it’s a shot from way back in my archives. Taken in Cheshire, England in the early 1980s when I used to keep a camera loaded with black and white film in my bag.

The upper leaf of this Hart’s Tongue Fern is lying upside down. It’s showing the sori that produce the spores used for reproduction.

It’s known as Hart’s Tongue Fern because the shape of the leaves resembles the tongue of a Hart, a male Red Deer.

Hart's Tongue Fern with hoarfrost.

Hoarfrost on Cotoneaster.

One from the archives taken in Cheshire, England in the mid 1990s. I think this is Cotoneaster horizontalis, commonly grown in gardens and popular with some species of birds in the winter due to the berries. It is native to western China but is well established in the U.K. where some consider it my be becoming invasive.

I have two copies of the original slide. The first, done several years ago has a much warmer colour than this version edited last winter. I normally prefer a warmer colour balance to a shot but for this post went with the cooler colour balance.

Hoarfrost on Cotoneaster berries.