Month eight of my photographer’s nature journal.
The year is flying by, the dry weather broken by one or two showers at the beginning of the month, but nothing much. Still with the assistance of the sea fret / coastal fog the fields are once again looking green. As is my lawn.
This month we are back on Godrevy Point. Some of you may have seen my ‘case of the disappearing lighthouse‘ photos. Well while I was there I took the opportunity to wander along the south-west coastal path a little towards The Knavocks mainly to see if the heather was in flower. Some of it was, though some was already turning brown. But I did spot this lovely Mistle Thrush posing for me on the fence.
I found it quite annoying when I was obviously photographing something on the ground (the male Wall Brown) that a cyclist whizzed by disturbing the butterfly I had been patiently stalking. Some cyclists can be very aggressive I have found.
I was delighted to see several of these beautiful female Brown Argus butterflies (above) with their wings open. Such tiny things and so colourful. And amused to see the Small Cabbage White settle on the special wildlife notice.
In the fog it felt very autumnal already.
Textures of lichens, rough wood and rusty barbed wire against dried thrift flowers and seeding grasses caught my eye as I walked along the new path slightly away from the crumbling clifftop.
I was delighted to see my first Ladybird this year on top of the seedhead of the Daucus carota (wild carrot, bird’s nest, bishop’s lace, and Queen Anne’s lace). I have not seen ladybirds since moving to Cornwall.
I shall finish with the colour that dominated the walk – purple – amongst the browns of all the decaying plants.
The Changing Seasons | August