A Cotswold Year - Charting the seasons in the South Cotswolds


Sunday, 11 April 2021

Greenfinch


 Greenfinch used to be one of the most common visitors to our garden feeders but we had not seen them for many years so we were delighted to see a pair today.

There numbers have been greatly reduced by parasitic infections but let's hope they are making a comeback

Sunday, 28 February 2021

Misty swirling


Mist and sunshine accentuated the green on this old tree this morning, it’s mostly Mistletoe but maybe the leaves bursting out too.


Monday, 22 February 2021

Spring is coming


On our Lockdown 3 walk from home yesterday the woods seem ready to burst into life again with Wood Garlic and Bluebells showing well already.



 



Saturday, 16 January 2021

Winter Sunset in the Severn Vale

 

The Winter sunset was spectacular on our #Lockdown3 afternoon walk yesterday 



Saturday, 5 December 2020

Dexter Cattle in the Winter Sun

Winter sunshine with the sun low in the sky picks out these Dexter cattle still grazing  outside when most of the other breeds are inside for the winter
 

Friday, 13 November 2020

Redwing

The days are getting shorter but the hedges are still laden with haws and sloes as Redwings migrate in   from Scandinavia to take advantage of the feast





Friday, 11 September 2020

Hay Making


 Summer is fading fast and autumn is here and farmers are taking advantage of the dry spell to make hay ready for the winter ahead.

Tuesday, 21 July 2020

Cotswold Lavender Farm


Yesterday we took a trip to the northern end of the Cotswolds to visit the Cotswold Lavender Farm near Broadway. It was most enjoyable a photographers dream!




Tuesday, 7 July 2020

Mid Summer sunsets


Yesterday evening we enjoyed another beautiful sunset with long shadows as the sun set in the west.



Sunday, 5 July 2020

Beautiful Meadows

Yesterday being National Meadows Day as we wandered along the wood this meadow looked beautiful in the stormy weather. The grassland is species rich and popular with many Butterflies including the Meadow Brown. We are lucky to have this on our doorstep.