I was on Stockbridge Down in Hampshire, trying to take landscape pictures, when it turned out I was standing in the way of a herd of cows who wander The Down. Cows are very curious by nature so they stared at me for a while and investigated the contents of my camera bag. I tried to get some shots, but my camera had been set up for landscape, and most of them were a bit overcooked. This one was taken as the cows wandered off.
The nation demands firewood… and I’m there to produce it. Well, this isn’t me – I’m busy taking photos, but a bit of rain isn’t going to stop our production line.
I’m lucky enough to be able to use a chainsaw in my volunteering activities. I’ve not got round to carving toadstools though, like this guy does.
I love trees… especially the ones that stand alone, and take the full force of the wind…. hopefully not falling over.
Taken towards the end of last year on my pocket camera at Mottisfont, Hampshire.
Every Monday I’m out in the woodyard making firewood. Eventually it might get cold in the UK and more people will buy it. Not at the moment though. Tomorrow is due to be the warmest Halloween on record. I digress. Every Monday this little chap appears (or there’s more than one and they all look the same).
This was taken on a walk through Spearywell Woods in Mottisfont, Hampshire, which is owned by the National Trust. It has a fantastic Beach tree plantation, although much of Spearywell is softwood.
This is Foxbury in the New Forest. This used to be a softwood plantation, but now the timber has been extracted and the National Trust are returning it to heathland. There is some planting of hardwood going on, and a constant battle against the invasive rhododendron, but with an army of volunteers (of which I am one) we are slowly and surely getting there.
I feel a bit guilty about this. Having spent the morning in the New Forest taking photos, I arrived back at Mottisfont to find the other volunteers pretty much dead on their feet having started clearing out a ditch ready for re-fencing. I continued to take photos…..
Taken on a recent trip. After a long drive North it was nice to pop into this National Trust property for a cup of tea, and to take a few photos.