Lichens in Pattingham churchyard.
Highgate Common looking stark a month ago.
These gravestones were pictured on the same day as those in Enville churchyard, posted on Wednesday.
Snowdrop on roadside rough ground near Smestow in early February.
Pictured last month in Beckbury churchyard.
These gravestones, with their well-established lichens, are in Enville churchyard.
The plane tree (above) and horse chestnut (below) stand next to one another on Newbidge Crescent.
The lichen is growing on the chestnut only from about the level where the trunk divides into boughs.
This heron continued on the lookout for fish and apparently undisturbed when I paused and while I was getting out my camera. Just before I started to raise the camera to my eye, the bird was off.
The view down the bottom two locks of the Stourbridge canal towards the Staffs & Worcs which crosses below.
Narrowboats reflected off a frozen canal in bright winter sunshine.
Frost outlining the leaves of a delicate ivy.
Some sections of the Staffs and Worcs canal are cut into sandstone, giving the appearance of cliffs forming the bank opposite the tow path. This picture was taken with my back towards the aqueduct where the canal crosses the river Stour. The brightly lit rock face is reflected in a then frozen canal. There is an intriguing black-painted door in the rock face at water level.