BRANTWOOD: Wash-hand Basins Toilet dragonfly

The Poshest Public Toilets in England

Brantwood has the poshest public toilets in England! Never in a hundred  years did I ever think I’d be taking pictures in a toilet. Never in a thousand years would I have thought that I’d find an online challenge asking for pictures of toilets. Then I read Cee’s words for Read more…

Brockholes Nature Reserve, Preston, macro , snail

MONDAY is MACRO DAY: WEEK 1

MONDAY MACROS: A new series starts today. I’m out such a lot in the summer months with my DSLR and macro lens that I’m sure I can post once a week with some close-ups of our natural world. Well, that’s the plan; the intention; the sincerely well-meant resolution; the pious Read more…

Today’s Butterfly Hunt

Today’s butterfly hunt started off very well indeed.  Before we’d even set off we were prancing around a Buddleia bush beside the car clicking our camera shutters. There were Small Tortoiseshells, Red Admirals, Peacocks, a Painted Lady and a Gatekeeper. A 45-minute drive north took us to Myers Allotment up Read more…

More Mini-Beasts at Brockholes

More Mini-Beasts at Brockholes I keep thinking how much we saw yesterday at Brockholes in the absence of the butterflies which we’d gone looking for. It would have been such a shame to have overlooked these amazing mini-beasts. I am pleased to give them their rightful place here. (Especially since Read more…

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