I had a trip down to Manchester the other day, the City has changed so much since I was a regular visitor for work some twenty five years or so ago.
This is Beetham Tower, one of the impressive new and very fitting pieces of architecture which populate the City alongside the stunning Victorian era buildings around the Salford Dock area.
Another detail of one of the beautiful windows in St Andrews Church in Corbridge, South Northumberland. I am guessing this one may have been installed in the 1880s.
A detail of one of the beautiful stained glass windows in St Andrews church in Corbridge, Northumberland.
A Common Red Soldier Beetle Rhagonycha fulva on Hogweed beside the burn this afternoon.
St Johns Chapel, Weardale.
Not sure which Crane Fly this is but I spotted it while walking the dogs by the burn this morning. No camera so it is a phone shot.
This insect caught my eye immediately yesterday when I was wandering round the little meadow by the burn. At first I thought it was an Ichneuman Wasp but it turned out to be a much less common Crane Fly, Ctenophora pectinicornis. One of my best finds yet, and also learnt how to differentiate between Crane Flies and Ichneumans.
The forecast for South Northumberland this afternoon was for thunder, lightning and heavy rain. What we got was a little thunder and a few flashes of lightning, and dramatic skies…….
Glorious sunshine the other day, not warm but pleasant. The cherry tree in the orchard was laden with blossom.