I started this in January 2012 as a chronological collection of images taken in, on, of, from and around the Malvern Hills on the Worcestershire, Herefordshire, Gloucestershire borders. Some will be in colour, some in monochrome; some will be single frame images whilst others will be stitched from several frames; some will be exposure blended images and perhaps even some focus stacked images. Most will be from my digital cameras though some may also be from my large format film camera.
I've left it far longer than I intended since my last hike. This was a brisk afternoon walk in the breeze and cold sun. Imagine my surprise when, in the early afternoon whilst walking along the top, a butterfly flew by - in December! It's by far the latest in the year I've ever seen one flying. At first sight, though very brief, it seemed it was a variety of fritillary, then an even poorer view suggested a small tortoiseshell. Either way - amazing.