PRETTY PICTURES…

So its been a while since i last posted but i have been a busy boy with work and the house, that’s my excuse and I,m sticking to it. I have been out and about walking the dogs, and i,ve got some good footage from various walks which i hope to share with you in the near future. I,m always taking random pictures with my phone of anything that i might find interesting or pretty so i thought i would show you a few.

Paddy in the Meadow Buttercups
Grass Pea
Salsify Seed Head
Salsify
Wild Poppy
Dog Rose
Ragwort
Common Reed
Bracken
Thistles
Meadow Brown Butterfly.


Just a few pictures taken with my iPhone Xr. I have to say that the quality is pretty good considering its just a phone after all. All the pictures were taken within 10 minutes of where i live and just goes to show that you don’t have to travel too far to be surrounded by the beauty of the nature, you just have to open your eyes……..

JELLYFISH

A few weeks back i was just returning from having a nice walk along Paglesham Creek with the 2 hairy hounds when i spotted something i,d not seen before. As i was crossing over a tiny little tidal creek i glanced down and there ‘swimming’ along with the current was a lovely looking jellyfish. I’ve seen plenty of jellyfish before but i,ve not seen one this up-close and been able to watch it movements. It was fascinating to watch as it pulsed along the creek and as you can see in the attached clip from my Youtube channel it actually breaks the waters surface as it ‘swims’.

JELLYFISH

I hope you enjoy this little video, it was only taken with my iPhone, and have a look at the other movies on my channel.

Please feel free to leave any comments, pictures and links of any similar sightings you may have had……

MYSTERY SPONGES

So a couple of months back we had a series of exceptionally low tides in the UK which resulted in the low water tidelines being further out than usual. On one of these tides i happened to be walking the dogs along my local tidal river and as i had my usual walk along the water line i spotted somethings i hand,t seen before. Just above the current tideline and below the normal one there were some curious orangey sponge like objects attached to the rocks.

I,ve not seen anything like this around the Essex coastline before, but i do remember seeing similar in rock pools when i was holidaying in Devon and Cornwall many moons ago when i was a kid. I have tried contacting a couple of Oceanic Institutes but have not had any replies. They were firm to the touch and quite abundunt attaching themselves to the scattered rocks which litter the shoreline.

I,ve done a little vlog about them so feel free to have a look as the video shows them a lot better than just the above four pictures.

BENFLEET CREEK

With a belly full of delicious Christmas food the need for a nice walk was as its greatest so i bundled the boys in the back of the van and pointed it towards Two Tree Island. A stroll along Benfleet Creek would help shift the lethargy that follows the days of Xmas revelry thought i…….

It started of being quite misty as we set off along the pathway heading towards Benfleet Creek, but as the morning grew the sun slowly started to illuminate the sky soon there was a glorious reddy/pinky/orangey hue creeping across the skyline. Unfortunately my iPhone picture just doesn,t do the sunrise justice but at least you get an idea of what it was like.

I,ve made a small vlog of the walk so have a little look at the link below, and any others on my channel, all constructive comments are welcome on how i might improve…..

FIRST VLOG

Last week i took a little walk along the River Chelmer during my lunch break as i was working near by. I made a little vlog whist i was there so would love it if you,d take a look and give me some feedback as its my first.

As mentioned in the above vlog it was a cold foggy day and even at midday there was still frost on the ground in some areas. It was still nice to have a little walk along the river there during my lunch break, its a lovely walk along the river whether you go towards Chelmsford or head the way towards Danbury. i took a few pictures as well which I’ve added below.

I,d like to point out that i was wrong on a couple of facts about the river.

  1.  The River Chelmer runs through to Maldon and then exits into the tidal River Blackwater, not the Crouch as i mentioned.
  2. The River Chelmer runs through to Chelmsford and then out to Felstead, not through Chelmsford and then out to Roxwell as i said, thats the River Can i believe.

Sorry about getting those facts wrong.