Monday, 21 September 2009

Field maple bonsai

This is my Acer campestre... it's been in training for just a year and already I am very pleased with its progress. I have high hopes for this tree... the leaves will reduce in size as the branch ramification is developed. This year I have concentrated on rough branch placement and extensive carving of the trunk to give it the apearance of a grand old oak. The pot is not its final home and I will hopefully have one made to suit it.

Sunday, 20 September 2009

Habitat restoration by cow

At Cape Corwall there is a project to bring back more native wildflowers... the solution; Highland Cattle. These docile little gramnivores keep the grass low and allow wildflowers to thrive, plus they are really rather cool! They don't object to the wild coastal weather either being bread for the Scotish Highlands.

Monday, 7 September 2009

Sedum and lichen landscapes

A happy time spent on the Pembrokeshire coastline taking macro-photographs of small worlds (click on the image to view full size... these are big files so you can share in my enjoyment of their beauty):






Have a look at the centre of this tiny flower... there's a pair of even tinier wasps!