Posts by Category: nature

Day #3853

Posted by Caz on Thursday, 19th July 2018

Day #3853Title: Green Fingers
Location: Armstrong Park, Jesmond, Newcastle-upon-Tyne
Camera: Panasonic Lumix GX8 / Panasonic 12-35mm f/2.8 Lumix G X Vario ASPH Power OIS
Notes: We went for a wander in Armstrong Park today, seeking the shade of the woods around the river gorge. At one point, I spotted this vibrant patch of mare’s tail (Equisetum arvense) waving to me in a patch of sunlight, so this had to be the pic of the day.
One Year Ago: Day #3488
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Three Years Ago: Day #2757
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Day #3852

Posted by Caz on Wednesday, 18th July 2018

Day #3852Title: Bee Meets Bug
Location: Heddon Haughs, Tyne & Wear
Camera: Panasonic Lumix GX8 / Panasonic 45mm f2.8 Leica DG Macro-Elmarit ASPH
Notes: Alistair & I went on a geocaching adventure to Heddon Haughs this afternoon, and back along the riverside walk to Blayney Row. We did well, finding all the caches we looked for. And we also found some busy bees buzzing around on the Rosebay Willowherb (Chamerion angustifolium) which was growing along the side of the path. I’m no expert, but I think this was a honey bee (not sure of the exact species) meeting a Common Red Soldier Beetle (Rhagonycha fulva) nose to nose.
One Year Ago: Day #3487
Two Years Ago: Day #3122
Three Years Ago: Day #2756
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Ten Years Ago: Day #200

Day #3842

Posted by Caz on Sunday, 8th July 2018

Day #3842Title: Purple Pom-Pom
Location: South Woodham Ferrers, Essex
Camera: Panasonic Lumix GX8 / Panasonic 45mm f2.8 Leica DG Macro-Elmarit ASPH
Notes: Against my better judgement, I ventured out of the house today for a lunchtime geocaching meetup and then took a little drive around to find some more. It was ridiculously hot, but it was good to get out of the house for a while. I spotted this lovely thistle, laden with pollen and just waiting for some bees to arrive, while I was walking between two caches near South Woodham Ferrers.
One Year Ago: Day #3477
Two Years Ago: Day #3112
Three Years Ago: Day #2746
Four Years Ago: Day #2381
Five Years Ago: Day #2016
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Day #3832

Posted by Caz on Thursday, 28th June 2018

Day #3832Title: Arboreal Landscape
Location: Chelmsford, Essex
Camera: Panasonic Lumix GX8 / Panasonic 12-35mm f/2.8 Lumix G X Vario ASPH Power OIS
Notes: I took a little walk around the estate this evening to look for pictures, the breeze was cool and the sun wasn’t too fierce any more. I came across this wonderfully textured tree stump and made this image – I figured it was hard to tell the scale and imagined it could look like a much bigger landscape seen from above. Anyway, it’s perfect for 52 Weeks 2018 – Topic 45, Texture.
One Year Ago: Day #3467
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Three Years Ago: Day #2736
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Day #3814

Posted by Caz on Sunday, 10th June 2018

Day #3814Title: Jasmine & Brick
Location: Wivenhoe, Essex
Camera: Panasonic Lumix GX8 / Panasonic 45mm f2.8 Leica DG Macro-Elmarit ASPH
Notes: I went to visit Mum today while Dad was out chasing steam trains at Ongar. The sun came out eventually and this rather lovely shadow of the Jasmine leaves appeared on the wall of their patio.
One Year Ago: Day #3449
Two Years Ago: Day #3084
Three Years Ago: Day #2718
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Day #3802

Posted by Caz on Tuesday, 29th May 2018

Day #3802Title: There’s Been Some Rain
Location: At home
Camera: Panasonic Lumix GX8 / Panasonic 12-35mm f/2.8 Lumix G X Vario ASPH Power OIS
Notes: I had a little walk in the garden today, after it had rained. The droplets on the Caster Oil Plant were giving some next highlights. A good shot for 52 Weeks 2018 – Topic 50, In My Garden.
One Year Ago: Day #3437
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Day #3793

Posted by Caz on Sunday, 20th May 2018

Day #3793Title: Delicate Pink
Location: At home
Camera: Panasonic Lumix GX8 / Panasonic 45mm f2.8 Leica DG Macro-Elmarit ASPH
Notes: It was time to do some gardening today, for the first time in ages. Although this pretty pink flower looked good, it was growing in the middle of my lawn and so suffered a diabolical fate – but not before I had preserved it in a picture for posterity.
One Year Ago: Day #3428
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Day #3792

Posted by Caz on Saturday, 19th May 2018

Day #3792Title: Resting
Location: White Notley, Essex
Camera: Panasonic Lumix GX8 / Panasonic 45mm f2.8 Leica DG Macro-Elmarit ASPH
Notes: Alistair and I had a great walk through the footpaths around White Notley today. On the way back to the car, we spotted this Common Darter having a rest on a tall grass. I loved the sheen in its wings and luckily had my macro lens with me, to creep up close.
One Year Ago: Day #3427
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Day #3782

Posted by Caz on Wednesday, 9th May 2018

Day #3782Title: Furry Fungi
Location: At home
Camera: Panasonic Lumix GX8 / Panasonic 45mm f2.8 Leica DG Macro-Elmarit ASPH
Notes: I’ve been cultivating some tiny pets – as I thought they would make a good subject for Treasure Hunt Theme #31 – Fungi.
One Year Ago: Day #3417
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Day #3773

Posted by Caz on Monday, 30th April 2018

Day #3773Title: Potplant Study
Location: At home
Camera: Panasonic Lumix GX8 / Panasonic 12-35mm f/2.8 Lumix G X Vario ASPH Power OIS
Notes: I was intrigued by the ribs and patterns on the stem of this pot plant, lurking in the corner of our office. It has a rather satisfying texture.
One Year Ago: Day #3408
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