The National Trust estate where I volunteer on has a number of fishing beats for fly fishing. The season has just finished so the river keeper invited us to have a day on one of the beats to try fly fishing (Not sure anyone caught anything though!). Bacon sandwiches on arrival then BBQ’d trout for lunch. Very nice. I liked the simplicity of the setup. You have a rod, a reel, a landing net, and some flies. That’s all you need.
The wonderfully named Peacock butterfly
View from Stockbridge Down that I stitched together from a number of photos using Lightroom’s Photo Merge. Pretty effective. Click on the picture to see the full size.
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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.