Retirement days


We are so blessed to have discovered the joys of nature which for years our eyes were unaware of. Now in our retirement years Olive and I endeavour to go out each day and observe the beauty all around us. Living where we do on the island of Portsea (Portsmouth) we have the best of both worlds ,the sea around us and the countryside close at hand. For a change we drove the short distance to Alexandra park which is on the west side of the city and parked overlooking the sea and the M275,where I took the first two shots. The next four shots were taken at Fort Widley trail on Portsdown hill which can be seen in the opening shot.

There were hundreds of these in the shallows, what they are I do not know.

Hover fly – Eristalis Pertnax.

Cinnabar moth caterpillar.

Common blue.

Small white -female.


28 Aug, 2013
stickitoffee said:

what beautiful photos......i love to see the amazing details in nature.

28 Aug, 2013
oxfordboy said:

Great shots, we do have some good places to visit around the Portsmouth area.

28 Aug, 2013
phili said:

Very nice Eric,nature always has the power to surprise and delight.

29 Aug, 2013
eje said:

Many thanks my friends.

30 Aug, 2013
m_squared said:

Lovely informative blog. Well illustrated.

30 Aug, 2013
eje said:

Many thanks.

30 Aug, 2013
scotkat said:

Very enjoyable blog eje:)

30 Aug, 2013
eje said:

Many thanks. Eric.

31 Aug, 2013
david said:

Beautiful pics, Eric. Sorry, can't help with the fish ID.

1 Sep, 2013
birdbrain said:

lovely array of photos eric, the diversity of nature allways something different in every step and we never know what it could be,, thanks enjoyed john..

1 Sep, 2013
eje said:

Many thanks chaps.

6 Sep, 2013
firefinch said:

great blog and pictures Eric,not been on ispy for a while great that you are enjoying things

6 Sep, 2013
eje said:

Thanks Dave.

7 Sep, 2013
johnponting said:

Always a delight to see your pictures and read your notes Eric.

7 Sep, 2013
eje said:

Many thanks John.

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