Archive for May, 2010

Blossom

Some gorgeous May flowers now out. May, or Hawthorn, is of course one of them. Read more…

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A day out in Newtondale

What a scorcher today was; and we saw the best of it in our beloved Newtondale, where we did plenty of botanizing. Here are some pictures of what we found. Read more…

Yellow and green

What a magnificent day! Buttercups…… Read more…

May insects

Sun brought them out. It wasn’t especially warm, but what chances have insects had to fly? Here’s a photographic selection. Read more…

The end of galaxy season?

A clear sky had me out waiting and waiting for darkness…….this is getting ridiculous.  But I did clock up four new Hidden Treasures. Read more…

A quick look at Venus

Clearish skies (but still bright by bedtime) meant that I turned the scope on Venus for the first time in over a year. Read more…

Pierids and crucifers

Well, still a cold north-east wind out there, but yesterday the sun came through and warmed us all up a bit. Butterflies made an appearance again, as did some bees. Read more…