Thursday, 31 January 2008

Drinking Trough

This is a stone drinking trough most likely for the Hounds that would have hunted these hills and moorlands in days gone by. Now and again while out and about, miles from anywhere stonework of some kind can be found. What some of them are for is now to be guessed at, while others are troughs like this, way markers or pointers. There are some stones around here that I will get a picture of, that are supposed to have been used for bending bows.. The English at one time were renowned for our bow-men. More on this again, I can see a whole series of posts on these stones finds.

First Month
This as been my first month of showing off my pictures and what is to be found while I am out and about. I can not repay the time spent by all of you who visit and comment but I do thank you for your support. I look forward to my second month and hope to get pictures of what is going on at this time of the year in the woods and on the hill above them. I hope you can come back for more.
Thank you

Wet Lane

Wet Road To Walker Woods And Beyond

Wednesday, 30 January 2008


Just of late this is what our winter as been like, we have had slight frosts now and then but it's mostly been rain, rain and more rain. Still at times it make for a good picture, well I like this one anyway. It tells it so well what the weather is like now.
Snow as at last been forecast for the end of the week, I will not hold my breath though.

Monday, 28 January 2008

Woodland Fungi

This is just a small selection of the Fungi to be found in this woodland. It was my first time here but I've told Tom that we need to get back here throughout the year. The floor was carpeted in leaf litter which is still now crisp and red. This is different from other woodlands and I think it as a lot to do with the big old Beech trees. I hope you have enjoyed this series of picture from Pole Bank woods... I enjoyed walking there and taking the pictures.

Bubbling Pete

Peter's as not been here today so I've picked out these to show, Peter is reflected here in each bubble if you look carefully.. These were taken in the stream we saw Peter in yesterday on my blog.

Sunday, 27 January 2008

Tiny Niagara

I really had to get up close and personal to see this
It's normally bigger water falls that impress me

This is the smallest one in the world


New Growth

New growth in the leaf litter

Saturday, 26 January 2008

Jelly Ear

Tasty, Tasty, Very very tasty
( I think )

Friday, 25 January 2008


Sunset 24/01/08

Woodland Fairy

I came across this Fat Fairy on the woodland walk... hand on hip as well. All that was missing were the wings.

Thursday, 24 January 2008

Thank You

To all who drop by here
To all who comment on my pictures
Thank you.
I do not have my own computer and my friend Tom sorts all this out. I pick which picture I want to show, tell Tom what to put down with each picture and that's about it. I do not know my way around the computer and typing this is about the most I have ever done.
I enjoy seeing your own blogs when Tom shows me them but I leave all the commenting to Tom
Thank you for visiting
Peter Parrott


The amount of rain the UK gets, makes it the perfect habitat for mosses

Up close it is like a forest, with its own eco system

Shape Shifter

Skin like an elephants trunk and shape of a dragon fly

Wednesday, 23 January 2008

Tuesday, 22 January 2008

Tree Face

Watcher Of The Woods

I came a cross this tree just before I entered the woodlands of the old hall. It's as if this tree keeps a watch on the wood and who or what is entering and leaving. When I met up with Tom who took another pathway we swapped camera's and looked at what each had taken... Tom as got The Old Lady of the woods coming up soon. There was not much wildlife about the woods, what birds were about stayed in the tree tops. Both of us however got nice shots of moss, trees and fungi. More of this walk tomorrow.

Monday, 21 January 2008

Woodland Path

This is about the only woodlands I'd not been in before, I went there last week with Tom and we both took quite a few pictures.. This pathway was not meant to be walked by someone of my height. I was nearly on my knees. More from this walk through out this week.

Sunday, 20 January 2008

My Paintings


Here's two of my dog pictures, I do these by request, off friends and charge just enough to cover costs and feed me and Defor a decent meal. Painting and drawing have always been a way for me to relax, and a way for me to thank people who have helped me in life. I like giving them to some people just to see how much happiness it gives them.

Border Collie

Since getting my first camera in August my painting as taken a backseat because of my photography. I have surprised myself with some of the pictures I have taken. Some of the comments left here have made me very happy, but all have gone a long way to making me realise I should have done this years ago. I am now planing to carry on with the camera and to start painting some of the results. Hopefully my art and my picture taking will bring me the relaxation and happiness I long for.
At the end of another week of blogging I would again like to thank all who have visited here, to the ones who have left comments thank you for your time. I must also at this time thank Tom and Jane for the help and friendship so gladly given.

Friday, 18 January 2008

Goblin Manor 1860

Who lives in a house like this ?

I am always happy to come across something a bit unusual, Goblin Manor is just such a thing. I saw this last week while out with a friend, I made him stop the car while I took these. He laughed when I got back in the car as he'd been driving that road many years and not noticed. Sometimes just looking is not seeing if you know what I mean.

Sky Watch

You don't have to be 6'8'' like me to have your head in the clouds around these parts. One minute they were there and the next they had gone. When walking onto the moors the weather can be your best friend or a formidable foe. You really do need to know the pathways at times like this.

Walker Wood Reservoir

Still as a Mill Pond

Thursday, 17 January 2008

Weird & Wonderful

Green Side Up

Bark Art

Creepy Crawly

Wednesday, 16 January 2008

Tree With Split

This looks at it's best when clicked and seen enlarged
I tend to take a lot of tree pictures
I was out walking this afternoon with Tom from 'Wiggers World' so watch out for some pictures from this walk on both blogs. We both got some great pictures of trees and fungi.


Alway a pleasure to be out walking, come rain or shine I'll be there
Hope you like the view towards Longdendale

Tuesday, 15 January 2008

Monday, 14 January 2008

Right Place Right Time

This is one of our native hawks, it's a sparrow Hawk and a very good hunter. Seen here with one of the many feral pigeons in our area. I had been walking this day and not seen that much of interest and then this scene unfolded before my eyes. The pigeon was flying through the trees followed by the hawk and then an explosion of feathers.. The hawk settled down to cleaning the kill of loose feathers and fed until it was full. I just happened to be there at the right time, with my camera, other people were about but had not noticed it at all. I often seen to do this, I suppose it is luck of the draw and being aware of what is going on around me.

Tom posted some of these pictures a while back on Wiggers World, so if you recognise them that's the place. This is another set of picture Tom thought should also be on here.

Thank you to all for the comments left about my pictures

Sunday, 13 January 2008

Field In Flood

The reflections caught my eye in this shot

Saturday, 12 January 2008

Mink Encounter No.3

Mink are NOT native to our shores and can cause great harm to the balance of nature where they are. Mink are killers
The Mink as now done with hunting for a while, it caught and ate the fish and now gives itself a good shake. If you enlarge this you can see the water going all over the place. Anyone who as a dog will have seen this done before. I great way to get the fur dry.


I have been this was many time since I saw this Mink, but have not even caught a glimps in the distance of it. I have heard of others on the river nearby so I'll try to see if I can get close up on them. I hope you have enjoyed seeing these.

Mink Encounter No.2

I felt honoured to watch this creature

You can see the Perch this mink as caught

Mink Encounter No1

I came across this Mink whilst I was walking on the Canal, I was surprised to see it out in the open. I think the mink was 'New' to the ice as it seemed to spend time playing about on it. I have shown these on my friend Tom's blog, but he suggested I show them here also.

Friday, 11 January 2008

Gorse And Clouds

This is my first Skywatch and I took this a while back when I was on a walk-about around the Seasides of Lancashire. Gorse flower all year round and I came across one last week covered in flowers which were in turn covered in frost.

Thursday, 10 January 2008

Bracken Fungi on trunk

Bracken Fungi

Tom as shown me how to comment today and I've just spent 2 hours trying to say a big thank you to all who have visited me. Tom as had to help once or twice but he mostly just laughed at me typing with one finger. I keep hitting the wrong key because my fingers are so big. Tom is now laughing again and calling me sausage fingers.
Thank you to all and thanks Tom glad we had a laugh doing it.