Friday, 5 December 2014

Frosty fingers and blue sky's...


First proper frost came to the park the other day, the sun was shining (the kind were you can't see a dam thing !)


...hoping the sun had not taken the frost in it's warm rays , I headed of to the park camera in hand.



...along the way I managed to find a few fungi, there has not been many at the park this year.



..when the Beach trees are in full leaf you can't see through to the big house, so the shadow on the pond was nice to see. The council have also cleaned out and cut back the vegetation round the little bridge that crosses the pond. This has to be one of my favourite spots at the park.




The next day the frost was gone... have been trying to find groups of Harlequins, over wintering at the park, if it's warm enough it will bring a few out to feed. All I have found on the trees is fly's.


Symphoricarpos, commonly known as the snowberry, waxberry or ghostberry, is a small genus of about 15 species of deciduous shrubs in the honeysuckle family. Lovely little white berry, although I think some have grown a little odd on this tree.



..You get to see the Squirrels more now the leaves have gone, this one was feeding on Alder seeds.





The sky across the park has been lovely to see, from dramatic clouds or bright blue, it makes a change after all the fog and mist we have had.
To day at the park it smelt like it could snow! (well you know what I mean) so who knows what next week might bring.







24 comments:

  1. Some beautiful images there Amanda.
    I love the view to the old house and the bridge (what a lovely spot)
    Love the last image to....I have a bit of thing with moss :)

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    1. Thanks Cheryl, I will often stand on this bridge and watch the world go by.....
      Amanda xx

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  2. Lovely photos (as always!!). The snow berries in your photo looked a bit like popcorn. Sarah

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    1. Thanks Sarah, they do look a little odd...
      Amanda xx

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  3. Some great frosty close ups Amanda and and nice scenic shots especially the clouds.
    I have not seen much frost yet, but then the streets need to be aired before I go out normally anyway.{:))

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  4. Excellent pictures....could almost feel Jack Frost nipping at my nose.

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  5. What great photos. That fly looks very 'alien'!
    Jacqui

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  6. Great photos Amanda - love the frosty set at the start :) We've got snowberries in the garden - interestingly birds never seem the slightest bit interested in them.

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  7. Lovely images! I don't seem to get out early enough to capture the frost on camera. It does make for beautiful photos! The image with the big house reflected in the pond is so lovely.

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  8. What an incredible visit to the park. Your photos are so beautiful, especially the frosty ones. It looks as though it was the perfect day for a walk. xx

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  9. Lovely photos, especially the close up frosty shots.

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  10. Oh those frosty pics are great - I find it hard to take them cos my hands get too cold! There's so much of interest in nature even in winter - all those people who complain about winter being boring and there's nothing to do ought to get a camera and get out and just look around them!! Lovely post. :-) xx

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    1. Thanks Mandy, frosty day's are much better than all the rain and wind we have had had this week..
      Amanda xx

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  11. Another super set of photos, the frosty ones are lovely. We've only had one or two frosts here and not really deep enough to make good pictures. I am looking forward to being able to get out into frosty weather with the camera here too x

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    1. Thanks David hope you are well and Happy Christmas..
      Amanda xx

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