Here are some images as we move into Spring, prompted in part by Moma Fauna’s recent ‘wandering and seeing‘ (in Alaska). We’ve hardly had any winter here this year. Its mostly been mild and wet. The figure aove is a curious flood sculpture. Material deposited on saplings several feet above the usual surface of the stream may or may not have been reworked by human hands. Below are two more ‘uprooted’ images, showing bluish-orangey slate or shale hoisted into the air by the roots of a fallen oak tree. (double click to bring up larger versions).
On a Spring Equinox walk today I was pleased to meet a quite confiding Golden Plover, and later, a pipistrelle bat that had woken up and was hawking for flies in the mid-day sunshine. Here, lastly are red stained rocks, some yellow spring flowers – celandine and gorse – and yellow lichen on a hawthorn, all from recent wanderings.