I have decided to keep a Journal of how the natural world changes around where I live. Of the things I see that interest me. I may not always know the names of the trees and plants, birds, animals and insects that I will photograph but I will have fun doing it and perhaps I will learn something new about my surroundings.

Just ‘out of my back gate’ is a lane which continues on the other side of the main road. So this is the title of my Journal I know that there will be times when I am not at home and I will still want to include the things I see but it will still be ‘out of my back gate’

Wednesday, 22 April 2009

Wednesday, 25 March 2009

Monday, 23 March 2009

Friday, 20 March 2009

A Week in Skipton, Yorkshire

A week spent up in Skipton Yorkshire with my daughter and her family, most of my photo are of my grandson, Daniel, who is now 20 months old, but I did take some of the countryside around the area. Skipton has a wonderful network of canals and a river so lots to take there and the beginning of the moor is within easy walking distance that even Daniel walked quite a lot of it.
see my other blog Mary's Musings for photo of his walking that day.

Sunday, 1 March 2009

Saturday, 28 February 2009

Wednesday, 18 February 2009

Monday, 16 February 2009

Saturday, 14 February 2009

Tuesday, 10 February 2009

Thursday, 5 February 2009

Tuesday, 3 February 2009

Monday, 2 February 2009

Sunday, 1 February 2009

Saturday, 24 January 2009

Night Glow

This photo was taken at nearly midnight, the long exposure with the orange glow of the street light made it look as if the clouds where glowing

Wednesday, 21 January 2009

Friday, 16 January 2009

Wednesday, 14 January 2009

Monday, 12 January 2009

Wet, wet, wet, wet, wet

Not been able to take any photos for a couple of days, and the weather was not really encouraging enough to taking them today by I did anyway

Friday, 9 January 2009

Wednesday, 7 January 2009

Tuesday, 6 January 2009

Monday, 5 January 2009

Sunday, 4 January 2009


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Saturday, 3 January 2009

Friday, 2 January 2009


Someone has called the second catkins Holly catkins and yes it is an evergreen and the leaves are a bit like holly leaves, but I can not find any reference to them in my books. I will endeavour to get to the library and see if I can find them in a book there.
I have been to the library and still can find no identification for this plant. I have looked through lots of books but not one of them shows this catkin so for now Holly Catkins are what I will call them until someone somewhere is able to put a true name to them.
I have found it at long last this is a garden plant apparently and is called
Garrya elliptica and I found it on this site http://www.thegardener.btinternet.co.uk/diaryjan01.html

Thursday, 1 January 2009