Sunlight on snow-clad fells is lovely but not unusual in winter. Rime-ice is unique in my archive. For me, these images are for slow-looking. Jewels of ice melt and hang precarious, crystals morph and melt in transient beauty.
Overnight snow and a foggy day seemed a good time for a nature writer's day and an archive search for wood sage in snow and flowering in late July. Circa 2015, I focused on close-ups of flowers and their reproductive parts. The closer you look the less a flower resembles what walkers might see as they stroll by. I like something almost abstract and I enjoy challenging my botanist friend Fiona- can she identify a macro image where all context is stripped away? My Marjorie Blamey Illustrated Flora is so well-used it needs rebinding. Of wood sage the flowers are pale green, yellow, whitish. ' 8-9 mm long, hairy, stamens protruding with maroon anthers, in leafless spikes.' On Scout Scar, wood sage habitat niche is the limestone clitter.