Saturday, 15 October 2011

Can't see the wood................................................................... for the trees

The weather today was lovely... bright sunshine and blue skies.
I decided to make the most of it and go back to Delamere Forest and walk another of the trails.

It also gave me the chance to revisit Blakemere Moss and take a few more images of it's eerie landscape.







It was a lovely stroll at a leisurely pace... I took loads of images.
I hope I have shared some of the decent ones as this post has been put together in a bit of a rush.

As I returned to my car I went a little "off piste" and was delighted to see a Great Spotted Woodpecker.
Another wonderful day.... and I feel really relaxed.

20 comments:

Art said...

Wow. Picture from the woods is brilliant and exciting!

I liked the little bird at the end!

Very beautiful pictures!

Bob Bushell said...

Yep, it is eerie, isn't it. I love it, hee hee. The Woodie was nice.

ADRIAN said...

Superb shots of the mere. A great place. I really will have to visit. Thanks.

joo said...

What a lovely place! I love the images of Blakemere Moss!

Modesto Viegas said...

Thanks for sharing these moments!

Sinbad and I on the Loose said...

600 images on a little walk! Egads, I took about that many on the month long road trip. I must be too picky.

TexWisGirl said...

the woods are beautiful. the tree stumps - i'm assuming they were cleared for the water reservoir creation or something?

grammie g said...

Hi Andrew... Love those big tall tree and the trail through them ..pleasant looking !

Those stumps are weird ..It looked like some kind of white birds in the distance in one shot was there??
The red on the woodpecker sure is a bright spot!!

Have a great week
Grace

The Herald said...

Great set Andrew, love those eerie shots of the 'moss...[;o)

Pantherka said...

Really nice weather today. Great photos! Stumps (scary landscape), they are beautiful!

Chatty Crone said...

I tried to leave a comment on your last post, but I couldn't. I'll try again. Loved the birds and this woodpecker.

What kind of area was that - were trees cut down?

You must have a great camera.

sandie

John S. Mead said...

Great blog! Glad I found you through my Twitter list! Cheers from North Texas! Adding you to my Blog Roll!

Gary said...

Great hike Andrew!! Boom & Gary of the Vermilon River, Canada.

eileeninmd said...

I love the woods but why the clear cut! The woodpecker is probably missing those trees. Wonderful photos.

Dave said...

my last two visits to Delamere were for a Doves Concert.... Brilliant night :0 and for a life bird when I caught up with 3 Firecrest a few years ago

Wonderful atmospheric images Andrew, especially the flooded expance with the tree stumps

Larry said...

A very interesting post Andrew. The Blackmere Moss with the tree stumps all in a row is very odd. Were the trees cut for the water project do you know?

Love the shot of the Great Spotted Woodpecker!

mick said...

Very interesting post. The images from Blackmere Moss are especially good.

Springman said...

Spooky place indeed! Must really be something at night. I'm glad your weather is letting you get out for a peaceful day with nature. Great to enjoy it with you.

Pat said...

What a contrast between those shots of the beautiful forest and the eerie landscape of Blakemere Moss!

Jean said...

I could never see too many photos of that cool Spotted Woody!