I live in a camper van with a West Highland Terrier for company.
My passion is creating images but it is a work in progress.
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Thursday 24 November 2011

BACK TO NORMAL (24/11/11)


image We are only here for one night. The site is full over the weekend. It looks as if it could be a little thronged at the weekend so I’ll pop back midweek. This is the stamping ground of ANDREW AT RAMBLES WITH A CAMERA. He inspired the visit and I'm glad he did. I’ve only had a quick lap of Blakemere Moss. It was created in 1997 a wonderful place. I’ll try for some dawn images tomorrow. It has a primeval atmosphere almost Jurassic. Wonderful!

_B249226_-copy_tonemapped_edited-1Blakemere Moss.

_B249212_3_4_5_6_tonemapped_edited-1 I can imagine this place with red or golden light and long shadows. It would work well with a full moon. A very photogenic location.

_B249217_18_19_20_21_tonemapped_edited-1There are several of these ditches……….it’s difficult to ascertain whether they are letting water in or letting water out. Enough going on to provide interest all year round.

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA  I am without a long lens at the moment so these little black specks are a large flock of black and white birds. They are not Penguins, nor Magpies………..They are Lapwing, I’m not daft or not completely daft!

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA This is where my ignorance shows it’s true magnitude. I’m going for Buttercap with this one.

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA I have no idea but they are doing very well.

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA This could be one of the Flame caps.

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA  These little beauties are almost luminous. Beautiful a light fluorescent green.

That’s all for today, tomorrow we are moving to Wales, only just into Wales but Wales it is for us.


  1. All beauties, Adrian but those last two shroom shots are gorgeous.

  2. Wonderful images as always Adrian...


  3. I like that last mushroom shot, and that ditch is wonderful. So much water, and in November, too!

  4. Blimey guv, that's a beauty. I mean the second to last picture, fine looking mushie.

  5. Wonderful Adrian... Blakemere Moss is a fascinating place and your images do it justice.
    I love the last two images.. knees bent to capture those.

  6. Such a beautiful area. Very different landscape from the previous days and it must be quite rewarding photographing it as it comes out very nicely.
    I have your mushrooms n02 in my garden, no idea what it can be but they thrive and are very beautiful.
    Looking forward to the Wales series. Keep well.

  7. That second shot doesn't even look English to me. Or not my idea of what England is like. It definitely has a Jurassic look to it. Your mushroom shots are lovely.

  8. Wonderful images, it looks like a great place to go exploring. Love the mushroom coming out of the log!

  9. Hey Adrian, I've heard that the Welsh don't like Englishman. Beautiful country your in today. There is so much green there still. Your lucky your not here in Edmonton, Alberta Canada. We just got out of the deep freeze for a few days, but that won't last to long. Have a great week end.

  10. Hilary, many thanks. It's a bonus to see so many fungi still around.

    Trevor, thank you.

    JoLynne, it rarely freezes in this part of the UK. Water is not something we should ever be short of.

    Bob, thanks, I wish I knew what it is.

    Andrew, thanks, positively on my knees.

    DeeBee, It is a grand little corner of England. I wish I knew what the fungus is. There are many look similar. Yours, I suspect are in this category. The soil is very acidic here. Yours is the opposite.

    Pauline, I am not more than a hop skip and jump from Wales. I know what you mean it has a tropical feel.

    Laura, It is a wonderful place. You should be able to find many mushrooms growing on dead timber or in it because the bit you can see is usually only a tenth of the fungi.

    Horst, I'm not going to venture too far into Wales. I'm sure they will be fine. Keep warm.

  11. That's a very "different" looking kind of landscape. I like the second picture in particular.

  12. Monica, They felled the timber then flooded the area. They are recreating a little of the old acidic bog land.