Cold Day in the Peaks

It was beautiful in the Peak District this afternoon. Beautiful but cold. No flowers, no birdsong. Yet.


Peacock on Pink

Seen a couple of days ago at Arbor Low, Derbyshire. One of the most beautiful butterflies, I think. I’ve only seen a few this year, sadly.

Small Tortoiseshell 

A small tortoiseshell seen at Gib Hill (ancient burial mound) yesterday. Beautiful, glowing colours.



I’ve realised with a shock how long it is since I last wrote anything on here. So I’m planning to make amends, and dip my toes back in the water, by posting pictures of some of the wildlife I’ve seen this summer. Starting with a ringlet butterfly. I’d never seen one before, although I don’t think they are uncommon, so I was very excited!



The Wait

Cormorant. Couldn’t see it when it was first pointed out to me. It was so still, so quiet. Just waiting…


Chatsworth Green

Some images of a green and slightly hazy Chatsworth Park.


Always beautiful.