Picture behind the story #20 A walk in a Medieval Park


A personal PhotoChallenge matching a story to a photo every day for 30 days with short tales of travel, mountaineering, Nepal, art, and a few personal ones too! Stanton Fitzwarren is a small village in Wiltshire, close to our home, with a history that can be traced back to Roman times with the site of … Continue reading Picture behind the story #20 A walk in a Medieval Park

Picture behind the story #15 Down And Dirty With David Bellamy!


A personal PhotoChallenge matching a story to a photo every day for 30 days with short tales of travel, mountaineering, Nepal, art, and a few personal ones too! 15 Down and dirty with David Bellamy! About 30 years ago my young daughter and I became “fungus hunters”! It was great fun trundling through forests and … Continue reading Picture behind the story #15 Down And Dirty With David Bellamy!

Trees and Teas in a Medieval Forest


Stanton Park, Wiltshire ....... only 7 miles away yet never visited in our 32 years of living at the southern tip of the Cotswolds! A phone call from our daughter led to us meeting there late morning followed by a wonderful slow walk through just a small part of this medieval forest. Marked trails took … Continue reading Trees and Teas in a Medieval Forest

WP Photochallenge: Out of This World with a Macro Lens


I have always enjoyed macro photography, even introducing our children to this “Other World” of insects, fungus, leaves, algae, butterflies .... So here now are two recent ones, a Shield Bug and a freshly emerged fungus out of a bed of leaves. You could be on a different planet, different scale ..... Out of This … Continue reading WP Photochallenge: Out of This World with a Macro Lens

WordPress Photo Challenge: As temporary as a Stinkhorn!


A walk through our local woods is a macro photographer’s delight at this time of year with its abundance of fungi, mostly inedible, all temporary. None is more temporary than a typical Stinkhorn which 24 hours later has degraded into a black inky seething mass. A perfect example of one of the four Buddhist Noble … Continue reading WordPress Photo Challenge: As temporary as a Stinkhorn!