Wednesday, January 21, 2015

Midwinter Doings...

Without wishing to tempt fate, I need to report that so far this winter none of the small number of hibernating larvae I've been following in the wild have been predated. (I really hope I don't regret writing this...)

Can't show the photos as they wont load - can't connect to server apparently... 

Wednesday, January 14, 2015

Championing Purple at the Verrall (2015)


Have just received my invitation to attend this years Verrall event. I guess I’d better dust off the dinner shoes and jacket. Was thinking of topping off my attire with a well placed pin badge!


Anyone know if wellies are allowed?


Mark

Thursday, January 8, 2015

Happy New Year from La Suisse

All photographed this year:





Guy

Thursday, January 1, 2015

Kick Off!


The first iris of the year, illuminating a damp, windy and very dull day - hardly good photography conditions, nonetheless one is duty-bound to visit. 

This next one was hiding in a rain drop, and matching the colours of its background perfectly (the twig was waving around in the wind) -


The good news is that no losses occurred during December (to predation), though the sample size is very small.

My personal ambition for the year is to get to grips with Herself...

Wednesday, December 31, 2014

Happy New Year!


Just watched the repeat of 'Obsession' on BBC iPlayer at
http://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/b00wwbm4/natural-world-20102011-8-butterflies-a-very-british-obsession
Happy memories. Hoping for many more in 2015. Good luck everyone!

Tuesday, December 30, 2014

New Year Greetings



               This summer belongs to me!

Friday, December 19, 2014

Seasoned Greetings!

Greetings to all followers of The Purple Empire


      'First we sleep the winter, whilst we dream the spring'