In search of bluebells

I am very lucky to work in a beautiful location, Nanteos Mansion, a grade I listed Georgian mansion nestled in woodlands just outside the town of Aberystwyth. Yesterday we stopped in for a spot of lunch, giving me the opportunity to explore the beautiful surroundings, something I haven’t done nearly as often as I would…

Blossoming

As the quote from artist Vincent Van Gogh says “If you truly love nature, you will find beauty everywhere”, and I am a firm believer in this. I don’t often get to visit spectacular landscapes or spend hours in nature reserves filled with wonderful plants and creatures, instead most of my nature encounters are confined…

Red, white & blue

Here are some more images from my recent trip to Aberystwyth Castle and it’s grounds, somewhere I really must visit again on a more regular basis as it is particularly beautiful and alive with colour during the summer months. It’s wildflower beds, bare until only a few weeks ago, have now burst into life and…

Birds in blooms

A change of scenery was in order today and what better place to explore than the grounds of Aberystwyth Castle. It’s flower beds are in full bloom this time of year, filled with vibrant colours, buzzing bees and dancing butterflies. Luckily the flowers seem to be thriving despite the relentless sun beating down overhead and…

Burton in bloom

Whilst visiting family in my hometown of Burton on Trent I was able to spare some brief time to visit the local riverside as usual. It was a rather dreary, overcast day and as the evening was approaching, most of the birds were already returning to their roosts. The mute swans and geese here too…

Bluebell invasion

As the daffodils that welcomed in the Spring are now beginning to wither they are replaced by a carpet of vibrant violet-blue as the bluebells begin their annual takeover of our parks & woodlands. Here in Aberystwyth there are several locations you can find these beautiful spring blooms including along the edges of Plasgruc ditch,…

A burst of colour

Who doesn’t love seeing the Daffodils emerge each Spring? These tall, instantly recognisable flowers appear, as if out of nowhere over just a few short weeks, transforming the bare landscape into a carpet of yellow. Their tall, cheery presence a comforting reminder that the cold, dark days of winter will soon be behind us… “A…

Blue Tits in Gorse

Today I had a rare, right place-right time moment with a couple of delightful blue tits as they foraged in a vibrant gorse bush. I could easily have walked straight past them, mistaking their yellow chests for the yellow gorse flowers if their twittering calls hadn’t revealed their presence. It was tricky to capture these…

Crocus flowers

Crocus flowers emerging from the ground at Plascrug ditch on this beautiful sunny morning, a sure sign that Spring is in the air! — All photographs copyright of Claire Stott/Grey Feather Photography 2016 © http://www.greyfeatherphotography.com If you like what you see, you can follow me on Facebook or Instagram (@greyfeatherphotography) to see my latest photographs. Hit the little ‘follow’…