November 2021 – Packwood House on a very cold but sunny, cloudless day
October 2021 – Halloween (locally grown pumpkin fabulously carved by local artist Kate)
July 2021 – Otters in a Lapworth garden (a protected species*)
*How otters are protected
The Eurasian otter is the only native UK otter species. It’s fully protected as a European protected species (EPS) and is also protected under sections 9 and 11 of the Wildlife and Countryside Act 1981.
You’re breaking the law if you:
- capture, kill, disturb or injure otters (on purpose or by not taking enough care)
- damage or destroy a breeding or resting place (deliberately or by not taking enough care)
- obstruct access to their resting or sheltering places (deliberately or by not taking enough care)
- possess, sell, control or transport live or dead otters, or parts of otters
If you’re found guilty of an offence you could get an unlimited fine and up to 6 months in prison.
April 2021 – Spring lambs in Spring Lane!
March 2021 – NT Baddlesley Clinton ‘stew pond’ – spot the yellow mallard duckling!
February 2021 – Snowdrops in the ‘old’ Churchyard, Lapworth
. . . and snowdrops in the ‘new’ Churchyard, Lapworth
January 2021 – A chilly morning, Lapworth
May 2020 – Grove Lane, Lapworth
April 2020 – An original pen and ink drawing by local Lapworth artist of Edward Elgar depicted on a bench at National Trust The Firs, Lower Broadheath
March 2020 – An original pen and ink drawing by local Lapworth artist of Sir Antony Gormley’s polyhedral cast-iron figure at Lowsonford (in situ 2015/2016)
An original pen and ink drawing by local Lapworth artist of ‘a place of learning’ (building is not in Warwickshire)
February 2020 – An original pen and ink drawing by local Lapworth artist of St Mary’s Church Lapworth .
An original pen and ink drawing by local Lapworth artist of a narrow boat passing under a cantilever bridge (lift bridge) on the canal.
January 2020 – An original pen and ink drawing by local Lapworth artist of St Michael’s Church, Baddesley Clinton.
November 2019 – Two female black swans seen ‘over the border’ from Warwickshire.
1st October 2019 – An eventful trip to the Post Office today!
September 2019 – Dahlias at NT Baddesley Clinton
July 2019 – The hay has been cut, raked, baled, wrapped and in the barn for another year
Sunday 12th May 2019 – the day Vélo Birmingham came to Lapworth
April 2019 – St Michael’s Baddesley Clinton
March 2019 – St Michael’s Baddesley Clinton Views
February 2019 – National Trust Packwood House Woodland Walk
December 2018 – Residents of Baddesley Clinton enjoying the sunshine on a very cold day
Celebrating Christmas at Packwood House (c.1918) following the return of Graham Baron Ash from WW1
Sunday 11th November 2018
Lapworth War Memorial, Church Lane
We will remember them
October 2018 – Leaves are changing colour, final jobs in the garden are afoot
September 2018 – weather still glorious!
National Trust Hidcote Manor
August 2018 – some gardens flourished in the prolonged and extreme temperatures (but many did not!)
National Trust Upton House
July 2018 and the heat goes on (it’s the second hottest July ever – since records began!)
National Trust Baddesley Clinton
Mid June 2018 – and it’s scorching!
Perfect weather for cutting, raking and baling the hay
Saturday 12th May 2018, (National Mills Weekend),
Berkswell Windmill, Warwickshire
Saturday 5th May 2018, National Trust Packwood House – a Bank Holiday Weekend, and the sun is still shining!
National Trust Packwood House
Thursday 19th April 2018, National Trust Baddesley Clinton – at last, the sun, and the hottest April day for 70 years!
National Trust Baddesley Clinton
Friday 2nd March 2018 – snow, sub zero temperatures and gale force winds creating blizzard like conditions and sizeable snowdrifts along hedgerows and across roads – the coldest start to Spring since records began
A little too cold, too wet, and too dull to get out with the camera at the moment, so here is a favourite pic “taken earlier”, as they say . . .
Spring is just around the corner – February 2018
Tapster Lane, Lapworth
Just one of several trees in the area to succumb – January 2018
What a difference a day makes – 21st/22nd January 2018
Winter Wonderland – 8th-11th December 2017