Field of Gold

Even with dull, slate-grey skies you can usually find something out and about whilst walking that brightens the day. This is a field filled with Rape (Brassica napus), and the shoots on the trees were just opening up fresh and green.

Photograph taken May 2014, local field, Staffordshire.

A Walk of Discovery

I am lucky enough to live right on the edge of green belt land, and this morning I ventured out amongst the trees and the grass before the rains came again. These are some of the wonderful and beautiful insects I came across in the English jungle. I have yet to identify them all.

Photographs taken June 2016, local walk, Staffordshire.

Beauty Caught In a Trap

Mother of Pearl (Pleuroptya ruralis) – I came across this moth apparently caught in a spider’s web on one of my walks.

Mother of Pearl (Pleuroptya ruralis)

Local field margin, July 2015. Nikon D3200 © Peter Hillman.

December Walks

December 2015 was the warmest on record and the wettest since 1910! On a good day over Christmas I managed to get out and have a stroll by the local river, through the fields and woodland. I find the winter light can be so gentle on the eye at times. The colours can be somewhat muted in certain light, but this adds to the overall atmosphere of the English winter countryside. Here are some of the images I recorded.

Photographs taken 29 December 2015.