That-a-way!

Yesterday while taking a lunchtime walk around Hinxton, I came upon this glove hanging off a hedgerow in the middle of nowhere! It seemed to be pointing to the way I must take!

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Hedgehog – winter spottingĀ 

I almost walked over this poor little hedgehog this morning! In November – fancy that! The fact that it went totally still and pretended to be part of the background didn’t help at all..

Not the worlds best photo by a very long way, but the best I could without stressing the animal or muddying my work clothes!

Stalked UFOs amongst us!

Continuing with the fungal theme, here’s one I thought looked a lot like a flying saucer on a stalk (maybe eating them may have that effect!). Or one of those rides in a fairground. I’m not sure of the exact mushroom type but this may be a sort of milkcap.
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A teeny tiny mushroom!

The rain and the damp here in East England has meant that there is a sudden explosion of mushrooms. Large and small, normal and strangely shaped, they’re all shooting up everywhere.. Here’s a tiny tiny mushroom that was shot at the closest approach I could make with my phone! I have selectively desaturated the background for emphasis.
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A prickly feeling….

Maybe it is post-christmas blues, or that we’ve all had to come back to work after a long break! The dried teasel below mirrors my feelings exactly!!

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Teasel (Dipsacus sp.). Click on the photograph for a larger image.

Photographed on 7th January, 2014 using an iPhone and processed in Adobe Lightroom with Photomatix Pro.

Brandenburg Gate

A potent symbol of Germany and a poignant reminder of the Cold War and the division of a nation after the Second World War. For over 28 years, the Brandenburg gate was behind the wall in East Berlin.

Immediately after the war, one of few structures that remained standing amongst the ruins of Berlin was the Brandenburg Gate.

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