Dorset red poppy fields have been very scarce this year – even more so than usual. I found this lovely field of scarlet flowers tucked away in the north of the county.
Yesterday, I took a recce trip out to Martin Down Nature Reserve looking for the beautiful and rare pasqueflower (Pulsatilla vulgaris). Also known as the 'anemone of Passiontide', the pasqueflower blooms around Easter, deriving its name from the word Paschal ("of...
This morning I went along to the Town Hall, in Bournemouth, to take photos of schoolchildren, students and parents protesting against climate change as part of Youth Strike 4 Climate's worldwide protests. This was an organised protest, and part of Youth Strike 4...
Photos of Ashley Cross and Lower Parkstone @1910, @1930 and 2018.
At Morden Bog National Nature Reserve, near Wareham, there is a large, fairly inaccessible lake. This is Old Decoy Pond, which was probably designed to attract waterfowl into the area.
For some time now I’d been wanting to find the old Decoy overnight shelter, at Decoy Heath, Morden Bog. This time I struck lucky in my quest.
I knew roughly where the old shelter was supposed to be, but hadn’t been able to find it before today.
Today I took a trip out to Wareham Forest, with the intention of capturing photos of trees in the morning mist. However, it wasn’t meant to be, as sun came out quite quickly and the atmosphere was replaced by glorious winter sunshine.
Two photos of the woods, each with a very different feel.
For the last few days I’ve been in the New Forest, photographing the amazing autumn colours of the trees and forest floor.
Deep rich browns, oranges, yellows and greens have made this year’s New Forest autumn particularly spectacular.
This evening there was a stunning sunset at Sandbanks / Poole Harbour, Dorset.
These circles in the sand were briefly visible, before disappearing forever.
On Sunday 7th October the Square & Compass pub held their annual Pumpkin and Beer Festival. This year scarecrows were also included.