Over the past week or so, there have been a lot of pictures I've taken that haven't quite fitted a post; seemed unrelated. So I decided to put them all together in a mixed bag of bits and pieces, including the lovely Wheatear above, singing in the sunshine last week.
I've walked past this huge lump of quartz many times and never really looked at it very closely. The sun was shining and it was glittering. Sadly that isn't quite coming across The next one was taken round the back of it, close up on a miniature cave; you can just see the crystalline structures inside.....along with a bit of old moss.
Two Crane Flies mating
Snippet's friend Bracken looking on and wondering why?
Blue Tit in the rain
More dry grass. Looking at pictures from posts last May, the green should definitely be appearing by now.
....and its contents
Another remote stream.....
......and its contents
That wheatear again
Trying to get some relief from the sun
Hawthorn sprouting at last
It's raining today. Not very hard, but it is. I don't seem to be having a very productive day. Birthday is looming next week and I tend to get a bit morose.....years of childhood disappointment leaving a deep rooted sense of melancholy at the knowledge that it will never be as good as I'd hoped. Mix that with feeling my age a bit physically at the moment (I'll be 49) and what do you get? A pathetic dose of self pity. Apologies for that. I'd better go and scrub the lavatory. Until next time....here's a windy Snippet.