Foxcology

  The marvellous Red Fox The Celts believed the magical Red Fox to be a guide, and it was honoured for its wisdom. The Celts also thought that the Fox had the intelligence to  know the woodlands and countryside intimately. They also believed that the Fox had the ability to become one with its surroundings. The Celts would rely upon the Fox as…

Tales from the River Bank

Walking by the river bank on a sunny day watching the world go by, is my favourite pastime. Camera in my hand , it allows my mind to meander. Butterflies flit and dip along the wild flowers, and blue damsel flies bask in the warmth of the sun. Little ducklings swim close to Mum, and quack…

A Sea of Bluebells – Fairy Flowers

The bluebell, with its sweet, ever so charming scent, can beguile and enchant the most fleeting gossamer-winged fairy. Folklore tales would have us believe that by wearing a wreath made of bluebell flowers, the wearer would be compelled to speak only the truth. Bluebell woods were thought to be enchanted: if your walked through one you…

Early Fen Morning

Waking up early, to find the miasmic mist creeping slowly along the ground just outside my bedroom window. Seeing the frozen ice crystals that chase and seek out the patterns of every intricate leaf vein. The sentient owl, whose call resounds in the nearby tree. The haunting sound of a  herd of cattle bellowing in the distance, eerily reverberating across the dark…

After All Hallows’ Eve

After All Hallows’ Eve comes the onset of early darkness, and the biting cold of endless Winter nights. Prickly holly bushes gleam with a myriad of shimmering frosty  leaves. Gossamer spider webs glisten and sparkle in the shadowy moonlight, enhancing the intricate strands of thread that dance and gleam  against the star-peppered sky. The midnight ice slowly creeps across the land, smothering its frozen surface with a…

A Deer Tale

My Love for the  Mythical and Graceful Deer Is it… the spiritual  feelings inside, when first  sighting  them on a misty Winters day? Is it… the  light that dances on their beautiful russet-amber coloured  hair? Is it… the dainty  breaths  that vaporise in the icy air? Is it… the long-lashed stares,  that so enticed many  Arthurian legends, and quests not ventured upon?

The Majestic Swan

This mysterious beautiful swan was captured  gliding on the lake  at Long Melford Country Park. I took the photograph  just as the light was fading, on an chilly autumn afternoon. His crisp white feathers were ruffling in the breeze  while he gracefully surveyed his surroundings with an air of majesty. Water droplets adorned his feathers and…

The Magic of Autumn

Autumn is an inspiring time for photographers. Think of the misty early mornings and the orange  glow sunsets, like burning embers of firelight. The trees dance with a wonderful palate of colours. Beautiful rich tones, such as umber, russet, wine, oranges, a myriad of yellows and pumpkin shades. Sunlight dapples through the trees casting an ethereal light. This gives the woodland a spiritual feel,…

The Red Fox – Vulpes Vulpes

This gorgeous-faced Fox captured my heart. Foxes and the countryside have been a part of my life since I was a child. I rescued a Fox cub when it’s family had been tragically hunted and killed. I nurtured  him and brought him back to health, to be released  back into the wild (although at the time, I begged Mum…

The Beauty of the Barn Owl

I had never managed to take a photograph of a barn owl before, always hearing them outside my bedroom window at night, but never managing to spot one. Travelling home just before dusk, I often see them fly by the river, gently swooping in the air. The barn owl’s heart-shaped face collects sound in the same…

Deer of ‘Harts’

This majestic Deer was photographed at the British Wildlife Centre. I shot the photograph in black and white, as I felt colour would not give this magnificent animal any justice. Hart is an archaic word for “stag”  used in medieval times. To think all through the ages, such wonderful creatures were hunted for Sport, I find totally unimaginable….