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photoblog image Ulverscroft Manor - April, 2013 1/7

Ulverscroft Manor - April, 2013 1/7

Ulverscroft Manor is a house and estate in the middle of Charnwood Forest, the hilly area between us and Leicester. I was invited to spend a Saturday morning there in April last year by a member of a local camera club, not my own club, and this week I will post just a few of the images I took. With our late Spring in 2013 most of the place still had the look of winter about it as this shot clearly shows.

Ulverscroft Manor - April, 2013 1/7

Ulverscroft Manor is a house and estate in the middle of Charnwood Forest, the hilly area between us and Leicester. I was invited to spend a Saturday morning there in April last year by a member of a local camera club, not my own club, and this week I will post just a few of the images I took. With our late Spring in 2013 most of the place still had the look of winter about it as this shot clearly shows.

comments (20)

  • Ray
  • Singapore, Singapore
  • 17 Mar 2014, 00:30
Looks like a place for fungus, Brian.
Brian Walbey: No doubt Ray although I didn't see any on this visit.
Is this a magnolia tree? She looks a little unsure...
Brian Walbey: I'm not sure Elizabeth, it might well be a Rhododendron I think.
I love wooded areas .....went out walking ourselfs yesturday in the woods
Brian Walbey: Yes they are good for pictures. We enjoyed walking about the centre of Birmingham yesterday.
  • Lisl
  • Bath, England
  • 17 Mar 2014, 06:25
You can imagine everything still lying dormant here, Brian
Brian Walbey: Indeed Elisabeth, spring was very late last year wasn't it.
  • Chris
  • Bathampton
  • 17 Mar 2014, 07:18
Yes Brian this pile of discarded wood certainly has a just emerging from winter look about it
Brian Walbey: It was certainly a very chilly morning I recall, not like we are getting this year.
  • blackdog
  • United Kingdom
  • 17 Mar 2014, 07:22
Always amazed how much wood is just left to rot. Send it round ;o)
Brian Walbey: My daughter would insist on first refusal Mike!
  • Ginnie
  • Netherlands
  • 17 Mar 2014, 07:51
My guess is you're having an early spring this year, Brian, if you're anything like Dutchland?! I would love taking a walk there....
Brian Walbey: We are having an early spring Ginnie, the Daffodils are out everywhere, unlike when this was taken last year. BTW we enjoyed our visit to the Birmingham canals yesterday, including an hour long narrow boat trip round some of them, I thought of you and told Maureen of your interest in such boats.
  • vintage
  • Australia
  • 17 Mar 2014, 07:52
So much green
Brian Walbey: With an earlier spring this year it is even greener now vintage.
I see all fallen wood in a different light now I have the log burner and have had to pay the extortionate price for logs.
Brian Walbey: My daughter and her husband have a log burner in the lounge, from somewhere, don't ask me how, they have got a garden shed full of logs.
Everything is under snow here so seeing something green is a delight.
Brian Walbey: I'm sure it is Mary, I guess your spring is starting late this year.
This is so different to this year, Brian. Looks like the bluebells are coming through smile
Brian Walbey: Yes there wasn't any sign of Daffodils or Bluebells when we visited this wood last April.
  • Astrid
  • Netherlands
  • 17 Mar 2014, 10:36
This is a lovely shot of the woods. So relaxed, Spring will change this scene.
Brian Walbey: Thanks Astrid. Well spring was so late here last year, I guess it stayed like this for quite a while longer.
this is a fine exposure, great work Brian. such clarity and visibility.
Brian Walbey: Thanks Ayush.
ecological green
Brian Walbey: The greens were about the only sign of approaching spring when I took this in April last year.
Down in the jungle by the look of it Brian
Brian Walbey: In parts it is a bit like that Bill. Sadly the general public aren't normally allowed in to these woods.
signs of Spring here Brian! great shot!
Brian Walbey: Very early signs Ronke, if you recall spring was very late last year.
Looks like work In progress, nice to get invited to for a private look? Is it open to the public?
Brian Walbey: The other camera club used to meet there each week in on of the rooms in the manor but in general the whole place is only open to people actually using it, not the general public.
We feel like being in the jungle Brian! Fine capture.
Brian Walbey: Parts of the wood seemed like that Richard.
  • Alan
  • United Kingdom
  • 17 Mar 2014, 20:43
You sure this isn't the Amazonian rainforest, Brian? I reckon it rhododendron bushes.
Brian Walbey: Definitely not the rainforest Alan, I don't think they get Rhodas.there do they smile
Handy for the log fire!
Brian Walbey: Indeed Tom, I should have smuggled some out for my daughter.

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