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Linford and Ibsley Common on a Misty Day

Thursday, March 1st, 2012

The mornings are generally misty at the moment, but this morning a thicker fog lingers for our morning walk at Linford Bottom.

Murky Linford Bottom

It’s murky, still and silent around Linford Bottom, that thick silence that it seems nothing will penetrate.

A little frog making the most of the dampness around the bog in Akercome Bottom

A little frog making the most of the dampness around the bog in Akercome Bottom.

A snowdrop at the edge of the trees

A snowdrop at the edge of the trees.

The trees at the top of Pinnick Wood are ghostly shapes appearing out of the mist

The trees at the top of Pinnick Wood are ghostly shapes appearing out of the mist.

The shapes of the winter trees are picked out deep in Pinnick Wood

The shapes of the winter trees are picked out deep in Pinnick Wood.

A hole in a tree looks a perfect place for a nesting site

A hole in a tree looks a perfect place for a nesting site. I wonder who lives in a hole like this?

Even Linford Brook has reflections on this still morning

Even Linford Brook has reflections on this still morning.

Dew drops on a spiders web - natures diamonds

Dew drops on a spiders web – natures diamonds.

Back down in Linford Bottom, the mist lingers on

Back down in Linford Bottom, the mist lingers on.

Ibsley Common

The mist has lingered all day and comes and goes as we head up onto Ibsley Common in the afternoon.

As murky over the village of Ibsley and looking into Dorset as it was this morning

As murky over the village of Ibsley and looking into Dorset as it was this morning.

The landscape disappearing into ever paler shades of peach

The landscape disappearing into ever paler shades of greys, peaches and pinks.

Robin Hood's Clump in black and white

Robin Hood’s Clump in black and white. I’ve mentioned before that underneath this clump of trees is a bronze age disc barrow cemetary. However, I discovered recently that the trees were planted by Lord Normanton in 1931, replacing those that were destroyed by a heath fire. The originals were planted by the 2nd Lord Normanton in about 1850 in addition to those at Whitefield Plantation and on Dorridge Hill nearby. The plantations would be an important part of the skyline when viewed from the Normanton’s estate of Somerley on the other side of the valley.

North Hollow Gravel Pit

North Hollow Gravel Pit – one of the old pits from which New Forest Commoners exercised their rights to take sand and gravel from the common land. The woodland in the background is Hasley Inclosure.

The local red deer seen in front of Whitefield Plantation

The local red deer seen in front of Whitefield Plantation.

A criss cross sunset

A criss cross sunset.

The heather clad slopes and ridges of Ibsley Common

The heather clad slopes and ridges of Ibsley Common.

The expanse of Chibden Bottom

The expanse of Chibden Bottom.

The sinking sun setting the clouds on fire

The sinking sun setting the clouds on fire.

Zooming in

Zooming in. Stunning.

The sun has set leaving the criss cross cirrus clouds reflected in the still water of Ibsley Pond

The sun has set leaving the criss cross cirrus clouds reflected in the still water of Ibsley Pond. This is a view I never get tired of photographing, it’s always different.


3 Responses to “Linford and Ibsley Common on a Misty Day”

  1. fiz Says:

    I work with Sigrid at LAARC.She told me about your website.I, too, take potos, some like yours, except that I rarely get such glorious oportuities to take your stunning sort of photos. I mainly take reflections, in glass and water, distorted and perfect images. Although they are not all of London “London on Reflection” is a site I’m thinking of settig up. Well done your photos are BEAUTIFUL! FIZ

  2. Rowena Says:

    Hello Fiz – Thank you so much for your kind appreciation. I’ve heard a lot about you and that you take photos of reflections. I would love to see them on a website. If you need any help setting it up, I’d be happy to offer my services in any way I can. Best regards Rowena

  3. Bekki Shining Bearheart Says:

    lovely!

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