Over the rail-tracks to Clowes Wood
Stratford to Birmingham line near Earlswood Lakes station. Taken from the bridge at Clowes Wood.
“The site of special scientific interest Clowes wood and New Fallings Coppice. The site was notified in 1973, and includes for 45.3 hectares (111.9 acres) of woodland, divided in part by the Birmingham to Stratford railway. The ancient woodlands are excellent examples of lowland mixed oakwoods, and support a large and important breeding bird population. Forty-nine species of woodland bird breed in Clowes Wood, including all three species of woodpecker and six species of tits, including Willow Tit. Also the Wood Warbler, Lesser Whitethroat and Grasshopper Warbler breed regularly along with five other species of warbler. Predators include for Eurasian Sparrowhawks, Common Kestrels and the Tawny Owl”.
No entry to the dam wall today! Water to the left, big drop to the right!
Derwent dam from front and centre (almost) and a lower vantage point than my previous post Dambusters.
Ladybower Reservoir overflow, Derbyshire.
Farmhouse overlooking Ladybower Reservoir, Upper Derwent Valley, Derbyshire.
More snow falling today could mean a strained comute on Monday morning…..
We got a good 15 – 20cm of snow on Friday so just had to go for a walk before it melts (although we are due more snow tomorrow).
Just a few yards from home
…leading to the Christmas tree farm …
…on past the pond, frozen over
following the path
to see the urban art, out in the country
Just down the road from home, snow covered Christmas trees at the Christmas Tree Farm (2010).
Straight out of the camera (SOOC) with no processing for a change (apart from border and signature).
I found these old images earlier this week and re-processed in Nik HDR Efex Pro (my colour efex pro trial had run out). I then got distracted by some mono images and forgot abut these until I saw this weeks challenge.
BRING ON THE SNOW!