Sunday, 23 December 2012

HANDLE ON A BEACH

Metal and enamel door-handle - rusted and mottled - on wet sand

Metal and enamel door-handle - rusted and mottled - on wet sand
See the willow trees by this beach - Loose and Leafy

Saturday, 22 December 2012

WILLOW

Willow branch with red twigs below cliff on beach

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Willow branch with red twigs below cliff on beach.

You can find more about this willow on my other blog, Loose and Leafy at the post

Thursday, 20 December 2012

WINTER TREE IN SUBURBAN ROAD

Young sycamore beside busy suburban road with very blue sky
November 18th 2012
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Young sycamore beside busy suburban road with very blue sky.

Wednesday, 19 December 2012

DEAD LEAVES

Abandoned Gold Leaf cigarette lying on dead, wet, brown leaves

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Abandoned Gold Leaf cigarette lying on dead, wet, brown leaves

Tuesday, 18 December 2012

WATER BEYOND THE BRIDGE

Red painted metal railings with rivets on bridge above still, pale blue water.

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Red painted metal railings with rivets on bridge above still, pale blue water.

Monday, 17 December 2012

WHERE THE CAR WAS WASHED

Soapy water and leaves on tarmac road where car has been washed.

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Soapy water and leaves on tarmac road where car has been washed.

Sunday, 16 December 2012

RED METAL

Red painted metal surface at top of a slide. Nothing more.

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Red painted metal surface at top of a slide. Nothing more.

Saturday, 15 December 2012

SYCAMORE LEAF UNDER ICE

Brown sycamore leaf under ice with yellow leaf from another tree on surface.

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Brown sycamore leaf under ice with yellow leaf from another tree on surface.

Friday, 14 December 2012

MOORING POLES

Wooden Mooring Poles and their reflections in still water


Wooden Mooring Poles and their reflections in still water

Thursday, 13 December 2012

BARK AND SQUISHY LEAVES

Dull green and brown leaves flattened by rain onto a wet and felled tree trunk


Dull green and brown leaves flattened by rain onto a wet and felled tree trunk.

Wednesday, 12 December 2012

Leaf suspended in web (?) over autumn fallen leaves.
November 17th 2012

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Leaf suspended in web (?) over fallen autumn leaves.
For Loose and Leafy posts about these woods as they were on November 17th 2012 - Walking in the Woods and Fungi.

Tuesday, 11 December 2012

CAN

Empty drinks can in kerb

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Empty drinks can in kerb.

Monday, 10 December 2012

POLE AND WIRE

Telegraph pole, loop of wire, overhead wires, blue sky and cloud

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Telegraph pole, loop of wire, overhead wires, blue sky and cloud.

Sunday, 9 December 2012

LEAF UNDER ICE

Orange and yellow autumn leaf trapped under ice

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Orange and yellow autumn leaf trapped under ice.

You might also like to take a look at a post on my other blog Loose and Leafy which shows some of THE FUNGI I came across in the WOODS of North East Dorset. 

Tuesday, 4 December 2012

THE LAST OF THIS YEAR'S LEAVES


The last green leaf on a tree against a very blue sky
November 8th 2012



I've included this crop from the picture above because one of the things I like about plants and trees is that that they are a symbol of confidence. Hopefully, you'll be able to see next year's leaf buds already in place - as they should be. This branch is towards the top of the tree, right on the edge of the sea where it will be blasted by the cold, salty, east winds of winter but, short of disaster, the buds will survive. Next summer, the tree's crown will be bushy and green. We tend to associate new leaves with spring but they are ready and waiting now. It reminds me of the grasshopper and the ant / town mouse, country mouse tales - only less moralistic, simply fact.
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Sunday, 2 December 2012

MORE OF A WALL

Concrete and stone wall and blue sky



This wall first made its appearance on Message in a Milk Bottle - Top of a Wall

Friday, 30 November 2012

TREES REFLECTED IN WATER


Dead and fallen autumn leaves caught in branches over river - reflections on surface, stones  under water

November 17th 2012

I don't usually interfere with my photos but I confess to tinting this a little so you can see stones on the bottom of the river as well as leaves caught in branches and reflections of trees round about.

Saturday, 24 November 2012

THE LAST POST - LEAVES AND RIVER

Leaves - golden for autumn - beside a river
November 17th 2012

Autumn leaves by river Stour in Dorset.

Friday, 23 November 2012

TO CATCH THIS BUS AND MORE

The backs of seats on the top of a double decker bus



The grey and yellow backs of seats on the upper deck of a bus.

Wednesday, 21 November 2012

BUS STOP

Bus stop against blue sky with white clouds.

Bus stop on route soon to be axed.

Tuesday, 20 November 2012

ECCLESIASTICAL HANDLE

Ornate handle on church door

Brass handle and iron (?) keyhole on the wooden door of a church.

Monday, 19 November 2012

THE TOPS OF THINGS

The tops of buildings roofs- upstairs windows, market stall - and the roof of a white van.

Some tops there, some missing and a glimpse of a market tall.

Sunday, 18 November 2012

BEECH WOODS AND IVY

Straight path through mature beech woods; trees on the left with ivy up trunks
November 17th 2012
Path through Beech Woods near river north east Dorset.

Saturday, 17 November 2012

STUMP

The upper surface of a tree stump showing knot, rings and saw scars
 
The upper surface of a tree stump showing knot, rings and saw scars.

Friday, 16 November 2012

POST

Scratched, plastic post with red bands
November 2012
 
Scratched, plastic post with red bands.

You may like to know that the latest post on my other blog
is

Thursday, 15 November 2012

CONDENSATION IN PLASTIC BAG

Condensation in an abandoned plastic bag

Condensation droplets in an abandoned plastic bag.

Wednesday, 14 November 2012

HAWTHORN AND SKY

Hawthorn leaves against a blue sky with light, white clouds
November 11th 2012


Hawthorn leaves against a blue sky with light, white clouds.

Tuesday, 13 November 2012

RUSTY LOCK ON RAILING GATE

Rusty lock on railing gate
November 11th 2012
Rusty lock on railing gate.

Monday, 12 November 2012

GILLS

The cream underside of a broken flat fungus
November 11th 2012

Underside of flat, round fungus from which a piece has broken.

Sunday, 11 November 2012

SHARING SPACE

Of the pictures I've taken, this is one of my very favouritest.

New blades of grass and a tiny plant emerging from a crack by a red painted wall.
September 9th 2012

Grass and plant and tarmac.

Saturday, 10 November 2012

GRASS


Re. Google+

Apologies. I clicked the Google+ button and this has messed up the connection between comments I leave on your blogs and the profile linked to Message in a Milk Bottle - or, rather, the profile which used to be linked to it. The link now goes to a weird, empty, Google+ page from which it's awkward to reach this blog. However, if you belong to Google+ yourselves, either on purpose or because you, like me, clicked the wrong button (!) . . . you can add me to your circles by clicking through to HERE.

The Google+ page associated with my other blog, Loose and Leafy is HERE.

(I tried to join them into one page but gave up.)

Very green, coarse grass beside tarmac path with fallen hawthorn leaves.
November 9th 2012
Green grass and brown leaves.

The latest post on Loose and Leafy is
'Red'

Friday, 9 November 2012

PLANTS ON A BUILIDING

Plants growing on the flat roof of a building with security light.
September 21st 2012
Plants growing on the flat roof of a building - with security light.

Thursday, 8 November 2012

SMALL GREEN PLANTS, BIG BLUE SKY

One small green plant with shiny leaves grows higher than those nearest.
October 12th 2012

Shiny green leaves.
Growing through pebbles.

Wednesday, 7 November 2012

REED AGAINST THE SKY

The silvery flower of a reed againt a very blue sky
October 12th 2012
Reeds and Blue Sky.

Tuesday, 6 November 2012

RED CAR

Red car door with silver handle and patterns of light made by fancy wall near by
November 4th 2012
Red Car door with silver handle.

Monday, 5 November 2012

POLE WITH A KESTREL ON IT

Kestrel on a pole by Portland Harbour in Dorset with sea and boats
November 4th 2012
Kestrel on a Pole.

If you like the sea, you may also like the post about seaweed coming ashore on my other blog, Loose and Leafy.

Sunday, 4 November 2012

BROWN LEAF ON GREY PATH

Dark, damp, sycamore leaf flat on wet tarmac
The latest post on my other blog (Loose and Leafy) is about seaweed.

Saturday, 3 November 2012

STEPS FROM THE SAND

Wooden steps with sand, ivy, alexanders and yellow flower