Trees in winter photographs

lone tree
A lone tree opposite Ilkley Moor.

I like the way the stone wall blends into the surroundings of the environment. At a glance, the tree could almost be growing out of the stone wall. In the sun, they reflect a similar hue.


The previous day was cloudy. These photos are almost black & white. Continue reading “Trees in winter photographs”

National Botanic Garden of Wales – Photos

The National Botanic Garden of Wales is situated in Llanarthney, Carmarthenshire, Wales. It is towards the end of the M4 and took about 3 hours from Oxford. It is well worth a visit. I liked the wide open spaces, well designed grounds and interesting collection of flower, tree, building and nature. It has been designed to promote and educate about biodiversity and sustainability. The waste water is used to fertilise the plants!


We arrived early to set up the the 5km Peace Run race. Early morning is a good time for photos.

It was a great March morning, still, dry and a little bit of brightness.


Several lakes were still with the reflection of trees. Continue reading “National Botanic Garden of Wales – Photos”

Photos – Lady Margaret Hall gardens – spring


The great Copper Beech with a sea of daffodils underneath.

flooded gate
flooded gate


The river Cherwell borders the gardens of Lady Margaret Hall. The river Cherwell is a major tributary to the River Thames or “Isis”

The Cherwell often breaches its banks. These willow trees don’t mind. Continue reading “Photos – Lady Margaret Hall gardens – spring”

Tree in Exeter College garden photos


Tree of the week. Exeter College from Radcliffe Camera. A Horse Chestnut I think.

If you look closely there is an orange plastic bag stuck inĀ  a tree.

The Radcliffe Camera is one of the most beautiful parts of Oxford, with some impressive architecture. The trees from Exeter College garden help to frame the square.


Tree in late afternoon sunlight. Continue reading “Tree in Exeter College garden photos”