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Rose said in 10-1-2007 @ 17:40:51    

What a large mushroom. I dream of blackberry picking.

Nice photos!


stephanie said in 10-4-2007 @ 15:07:08    

That’s surely not a horse chestnut but a sweet chestnut. The shot of the inside confirmed it for me, although you still need to check. The horse chestnut is thekind you play conkers with, and has fewer but sharper prickles on theshell.
I love the fan of vaulting underneath the mushroom. Give an estimate of its size.


David Wenk said in 10-4-2007 @ 15:26:45    

Thank you for the correction on the chestnut!


tiptree said in 1-4-2008 @ 14:55:42    

Great images!

I did a two day walk the other way, from Maldon Hythe Quay, breakfast at Heybridge Basin, lunch at Tiptree, overnight Colchester. On next day to Wivenhoe, lunch at Dedham, end at Manningtree. Thought of making it into a published walk.

The boat at the Basin is apparently owned by two guys who are going to refit it for sea trips. Think they might be solicitors but that could just be a rumour.

Isn’t Pam great!


A said in 2-18-2008 @ 15:07:01    

SUPERB IMAGES! intend to be there LIVE to see them next time.


Ryan said in 3-22-2009 @ 19:57:04    

Great pictures! I’m putting together a presentation on my acorn research, may I please use your acorn photo? I think your mushroom is an Old Man of the Woods (Strobilomyces floccopus).
Thank you.


Mark said in 8-26-2009 @ 17:09:51    

Your big mushroom might be a Parasol mushroom. The only big ones in my mushroom book are parasols. I can’t get an idea of the size from your photo though.
I saw one the size of a dinner plate last year near where I live – peak district. Honestly, it was about 30cm in diameter.
If it is a parasol mushroom, you can apparently eat is and it’s very tasty. Don’t take my word for it though, please!


Light Yagami said in 9-10-2009 @ 20:33:39    

like your pictue of the catterpilla i saw one in my garden the other day and just had to look it up.


Elaine Chaleyssin said in 9-14-2009 @ 21:33:18    

These were lovely photos and very interesting. I picked a few berries on Harmondsworth Moor, and tried to identify them. I think you have solved my problem – sloe berries.


Pamela said in 10-24-2009 @ 13:42:36    

The machinery is –
lhs – Cambridge rolls – which tamp down newly sown seeds
rhs – Tyne (sp?) rake – to break up the top layer of soil

I was also trying to identify the blue/black berries found in hedgerows in the south of France alongside old railway tracks.


Jason said in 11-11-2009 @ 14:49:34    

Hi – thanks for the useful as I’ve just moved to Tiptree.

Tell me, how was the swan pub in little totham..been meaning to go there for a bite.

Thanks, Jason


maxime said in 11-29-2009 @ 14:05:54    

stunning photos ….such clarity and the colours are beautiful…i hope you don’t mind me asking what camera you use?


Alan said in 4-22-2011 @ 19:04:06    

The Sun is actually in Feering; the river Blackwater being the boundary between the villages.
The random farm machinery are rollers and what looks like a harrow. These are used to prepare the ground for planting.

Lovely photos . . . make me homesick.


simon steers said in 10-12-2013 @ 14:06:22    

Mushroom looks like a shaggy parasol to me:)


simon steers said in 10-12-2013 @ 14:07:03    

oop.. sorry, didn’t mean to bump