Saturday 30 October 2010

Kilt Rock Waterfall, Skye

Kilt Rock Waterfall

I'm currently on the Isle of Skye in Scotland. Kilt Rock Waterfall on the east coast is one of the most impressive, plunging 50m down to the sea :-)

Tuesday 26 October 2010

Yew Berries

yew berries

The dark green seeds of the yew tree develop first followed by the red flesh which almost surrounds them. Yew ranks high among the world's oldest trees. Notable examples include the Llangernyw Yew and the Fortingall Yew.

Saturday 23 October 2010

The Lake at Belton House

The Lake at Belton House

The gardens of Belton House near Grantham are fantastic. The lake isn't natural, having been dug for Sir John Brownlow 300 years ago.

Wednesday 20 October 2010



Was I the only child who used to collect acorns? :-)


Sunday 17 October 2010

Wasp's Nest

wasp's nest

While walking around the lake at Belton House I was surprised by the amount of wasps. Here's where they live :-)

Thursday 7 October 2010

European Yew

yew berry

The berries of the yew tree are one of the strangest I've seen, having an opening at one end.
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