Wild Sea Trout from Scotland

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Anthony Sargeant thinks that this is a wonderful fish. The season is quite short and the number caught each year is carefully regulated by the Environment Agency. Hence the numbered yellow Environment Agency tag. Tony bought this fish in Birmingham’s indoor Bullring Market a couple of weeks ago as you can see it is laid out ready for descaling and filleting. It is a relatively easy to fillet when fresh and has a more delicate flavour than wild salmon and many would argue it is a superior taste.

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A Shropshire Garden – The Dower House garden at Morville Hall

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2015_0705reading0014Beautiful translucent blue photographed during last summer at the wonderful gardens created by Dr Katherine Swift at the Dower House of Morville Hall in Shropshire. The gardens are splendid and well worth a visit in the Spring, summer and autumn – not only do you get the gardens but delicious cream teas made by Katherine and her helpers.

Bumble Bee on Lobelia Flowers photographed by Anthony J Sargeant

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Just one month ago

Just one month ago

Tony took this photograph in his Shropshire (UK) garden just one month ago on 29th September 2015 when bumble bees and butterflies were still feeding and flying. This bumble bee is grazing on a pot of lobelia. But now it seems an age ago as we sink into the dark and fog of late autumn.

The intensity of the purple lobelia is lovely

Anthony Sargeant photographed this butterfly (3) in his Shropshire Garden this summer.

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Photographed in September 2015

Photographed in September 2015

Tony Sargeant took this photograph of a Small Tortoiseshell butterfly (Aglais urticae) in the garden of his Shropshire (UK) home in September 2015. It has particularly lovely pale blue little arrowhead markings along the trailing edge of its wings. It is feeding on a buddleia (often known as ‘The Butterfly Plant’ – and for very good reason).

Anthony Sargeant photographed these butterflies (1) in his Shropshire Garden this summer.

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Photographed on 29th September 2015

Photographed on 29th September 2015

Small White butterfly another view

It has been a very strange summer with cool weather and breezes affecting flowering of many plants (sweet peas did very badly in our garden this year). As a consequence pollinating insects were also affected – butterflies in particular were late in appearing. Tony Sargeant photographed these Small White butterflies (Pieris rapae) at the end of September. They are quite difficult to capture on film because they seem to dwell on briefly on the blossoms and seem more sensitive to any movement in the vicinity.

Autumn ‘veils’ photographed by Anthony J Sargeant on the Cotoneaster by his garden gate

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Photographed by the front gate of his Shropshire home by Anthony J Sargeant

Photographed by the front gate of his Shropshire home by Anthony J Sargeant

Photographed in the early morning while still covered in the dew of a misty autumn morning in Shropshire (UK) – a light diaphanous veil lies over all the hedgerows and bushes. Anthony Sargeant took this photograph on the morning of the 19th September 2015.