Monday, 25 April 2011

Sunday Walk in Kedleston Park

On Sunday we decided to make it easy and visited Kedleston Park again as its so close to home. We didn't go in the Hall this time, instead we walked through the pleasure gardens and took the long walk route as the short walk was closed due to some plant fungi that they were trying to eradicate.
During the first part of the walk we found Horse Chestnut trees in flower.

The south front of Kedleston Hall as seen during our walk. The history of Kedleston Hall and Park goes back to the 12th Century.

The wooded paths wore trickles of bluebells. The short walk is usually full of them this time of the year but it was nice to see some over here.

Back by the riverside.

The beautiful Marsh Marigolds.

Grey heron perched on the river.

The first coot nest I've seen this year. I counted five chicks(that I could see).

Isn't he lovely!

Hope you enjoyed my springtime photos :)
Gaynor ~ xx

Sunday, 24 April 2011

A lovely April walk in Derbyshire

I thought I'd start to post about the many walks I do. I recently once again donned my walking boots and made off to the wonderful Derbyshire Peak District. This time we decided to try a walk we hadn't done before, which began at Black Rocks and then up to Middleton Top before heading back along the High Peak Trail to our starting point.

We started out at Black Rocks. This natural gritstone outcrop hangs high above th
e village of Cromford in Derbyshire. We saw mountain pansies and sandwort during the first part of our walk as we headed towards the village of Middleton.

Blackthorn hedges in full bloom added a spring feel to a very hot day, it felt more like June. We passed some beautiful horses grazing and it was so nice to get back out into the countryside once again.

Other wildflowers we also came across cowslips and honesty. Several butterflies, including Orange-tip were seen too.

Birdsong was abundant except when we came to the old disused New Hopton Wood Quarry. It was deathly quiet when we entered the area, almost as if someone had switched the sound off, but as we ventured back to our path, the sounds filled the air once again.

A beautiful walk with gorgeous views.

The High Peak Trail

One point of interest along the way was Middleton Top Engine House.

Oh, and a funny Highland Cow who pulled a face at us!

I take many photographs for my artwork and photography when I'm out and about.

Hope you enjoyed seeing parts of my walk in Derbyshire.
Gaynor ~ xx

Saturday, 23 April 2011

Latest News

Latest News:

I am no longer licensed with MTA as from 18th April 2011.
After several months of debating this move, I am now happy to announce that I am once again offering my artwork and photography independently at my website.

All unlimited licenses will of course, remain valid as will all licenses, free and purchased to use my work. Any new purchases will be covered under my license numbers and credit as per my terms of use. Details will be sent to you with your tube/image.

Still working on my new website - same address but updates will be posted as soon as possible about new additions.

I will be starting to update my long neglected group also, links will follow soon.

Hope you're all having a wonderful holiday weekend so far.

Gaynor ~ x