New leaves unfurl in this headlong rush into spring
Thousands of wild purple crocus in a protected field in the little village of Inkpen
The coming of spring brings a new quality to the light
The golden tassels of hazel catkins suddenly seem to be everywhere and look lovely in the early spring sun.
One of the best local displays of snowdrops can be found in the churchyard of St Botolph's in Swyncombe
The first snowdrops lift the spirit with the anticipation of the Spring to come
The dried flower heads of hedge parsley look beautiful bejewelled with ice crystals
A run of cold frosty days has come with a number of striking sunsets
At this time of year I really like the skeletal structure of beech trees and the patterns branches can make against the sky.
December is a great month for photographing sunsets
Beech woods have a magical quality on a misty morning
I visited the same stretch of the Thames both in the early morning and late afternoon
On a crisp still morning the river was like glass.
Late afternoon sun setting the tops of the trees ablaze by the Thames near Sonning
At Warburg Nature Reserve the mixed planting results in a glorious autumn of yellows and golds
The final stages of Autumn, when the leaves have turned to orange and caramel is the best time in the beech woods.
One of the loveliest places in Autumn is the approach to Stoke Row from Highmoor
Beech woods look magical on a misty morning in Autumn
Coppery bracken and silver birch
The beautifully kept garden in the cloisters adjoining Ewelme Church packs a punch
Harcourt Arboretum, part of Oxford University, is one of my favourite places to take photographs in Autumn
Autumn is the best time to spot and photograph mushrooms and fungi.
Walking a stretch of the Chiltern Way this weekend I noticed the first signs that Autumn is on the way.
Now is the best time to see the wonderful displays of asters at Waterperry
The section of the Chiltern Way from Northend to Ibstone crosses a lovely valley
The Ewelme Loop of the Chiltern Way is a lovely walk to do in summer
The crops, ripe and ready to harvest, are a beautiful golden brown
At this time of year I like the combination of the golden glow of fields of crops with the structure of hedge parsley and hogweed
There have been some lovely summer sunsets this month
At this time of year many of my local walks involve skirting round or wading through crop fields
A whole field of red poppies is hard to find nowadays but they can still be found at field edges
Cobstone Mill overlooks the little village of Turville and is a well known feature in the South Chilterns because it was used in the film Chitty Chitty Bang Bang
The best displays of foxgloves are to be found in woodland clearings
Maidensgrove Common is lovely at any time of the year but particularly so when the ox-eye daisies are out
In late May and early June I particularly enjoy walking the lanes that radiate out from Stoke Row. The sides of these lanes are festooned with frothy white cow parsley and the heads of the flowers glow white in the evening light.
After the joys of bluebell woods have faded the next not-to-be-missed highlight is the magnificent wisteria at Grey's Court
I love the colour of new beech leaves especially in the light after a rain shower
Bluebells are characteristic of the Chilterns, a high spot of the year and a fitting place to start my blog, 'A Year in the South Chilterns'