Male and female catkins of black alder. Like crack willows, alders creak in the breeze but with a different voice. We can hear them speak if we listen well.

Hope springs eternal

I think I peaked yesterday with so much Christmas nature, but this was a lovely pop of colour, and a reminder that hope springs...

Chaffinch at Elsecar, Yorkshire

Big skies in Abington Park

Collared Doves

Flooded fields at sunset