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I live in a camper van with a couple of West Highland Terriers for company.
My passion is photography but it is a work in progress.
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Thursday, 15 October 2015

FIRST FROST. (15/10/15)

This morning saw the first frost of the autumn. I could have done with gloves but didn’t think.

HAIR ICE.

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There isn’t very much of it and it’s not a spectacular example but it’s good to see.

CRANE FLY.

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CANDLE SNUFF FUNGUS.

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SULPHUR TUFT.

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That’s all from this mornings wander.

34 comments:

  1. Frost! BURRR! it is still sunshine all the way here, imagine in Northern Ireland!! the condition are so good I am hoping to go on a trip to islay on Saturday. Love the fungus shot best. Brilliant.

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    1. Margaret it is dry but very cold after the recent heatwave.

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  2. last shot is gorgeous...but no pups :O(

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  3. Marvelous close-ups and I love those woods in the last shot.

    Mersad
    Mersad Donko Photography

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    1. Mersad, not a bad morning but I will have to find my gloves.

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    2. Mersad, please see comment from McGregor (below). McG

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  4. Te llegó el invieron amigo :(( Por aquí de momento no. Me gusta la Crane Fly y la última foto Adrian .
    Un abrazo.

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    1. Laura, que fue una sorpresa. Ha sido suave y soleado.

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  5. I like each season, the first frost is magic
    beautiful shots you did this morning !

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    1. Marty, I enjoy them all. I couldn't live without seasons.

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  6. The first frost of the season really signals a change. Many things are changed with the killing frost. Great photos of frost and fungus.

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    1. Red, it wasn't a hard frost so everything ought to survive a bit longer.

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  7. It was horrible here too this morning sadly. I've never seen candle snuff fungus before. Is it common?

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    1. Douglas, it is reasonably common, it not very big 6mm-20mm tall may be a bit more. It grows on the stumps of trees.

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  8. What an amazing shot of the frozen fly! No frost here yet.

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    1. Linda, it was a bit of a surprise to wake up to.

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  9. Is the crane fly a survivor of yesterday's spider's web? It looks very cold.

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    1. Frances, I think it must be a different one as it's about a mile away.

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  10. The hair ice is very pretty but I'd rather not see it. I'm glad there's no danger of a frost for a long time around here. Days are thankfully warming up here.

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    1. Pauline, it is much warmer this morning twice as hot at a roasting 4°C.

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  11. Very good macros Adrian!
    The weather is very very rainy here..

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  12. Very frosty, very interesting! A frosty bug!

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    1. Bill it came as a bit of a shock to the system.

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  13. Great captures of your first frost... especially Mr Bug, assuming he's frozen stiff.

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    1. Laura, it wasn't at it's liveliest.

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  14. Love all of these, Adrian. Great time of year now too, when you need to get a big mug of something hot to warm your hands when you get home!

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    1. Kathleen, at least it's dry and cold; it's cold and damp I really dislike.

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    2. I totally understand. We have a lot of dampness here in Newfoundland.......all year round!!!

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  15. Adrian, you teach us to see. Hair frost, what a wonder. The penetrating cold and damp of autumn would be well met one evening if you were to come in from a trek out and tuck into Mersad's pie of a recent post. Be warned, though, in spite of being big enough to feed a crowd, it is good enough that you might not want to share.
    Take care, McGregor

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    1. Karen, It would be a good idea to make a chicken pie. I do the bare minimum of cooking these days.

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  16. I've still never seen hair ice. If this winter is as bad as is predicted perhaps this will be the opportunity.

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    1. Graham, it seems to grow on Beach twigs. The temperature seems critical about -1°C to -2°C. Ihave tried to grow it in the freezer but with no luck.

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