This Shrewsbury skyline is a timeless reminder of what the town looked like a couple of centuries ago. On the extreme left you have the tower of St Julianâ€™s Friars, followed by the spires of St Alkmundâ€™s and the Methodist Church on the English Bridge. On the right are the spires of St Maryâ€™s Church and the old pulpit of Shrewsbury Abbey. To top it all you have a fiery sunset and flocks of starlings getting ready to roost at sunset. Mankind and nature in perfect harmony for a change
This old cottage stands on the rim of the Carding Mill valley, near the start of the notorious Burway route up on to the Long Mynd, near Church Stretton. This is a spot I return to regularly and on this fine March morning I was delighted to see the valley filled with ethereal mist. I have only seen it like this once in more than 10 years of visiting this place
This is spring on the Shropshire Union canal as the catkins and new leaves emerge on the trees beside the canal and a fringe of wood anemones line the towpaths. This stretch is near Ellesmere, between Blakemere and Colemere, a lovely walk at any time of year and especially good for the profusion of wood anemones during March.
These flowers symbolise March. Bold and colourful, they have an â€œin your faceâ€ brashness and the bumble bees love them. The bees often use them for overnight accommodation, so beware of sniffing the blooms in the morning
This photograph was taken from the top of the Stiperstones on a beautifully calm but foggy morning. The view is looking south over the Clun Valley towards the South Shropshire hills, with Bury Ditches hill fort visible in the distance. I waited for the sun to hit the mist and give it a golden glow before taking this image. The mist disappeared very rapidly after this and less than 10 minutes later it was gone.
Shrewsbury is full of vibrant daffodil displays in March in its abundant parks and gardens. I found these daffodils putting on a magnificent display during one of our recent mild springs in the townâ€™s Quarry Park. I loved the way these flowers were backlit by the evening sunlight and the sinuous shape they formed.
This is the very pretty little Marcher castle in Whittington at dusk. I had been planning to get a shot like this for years, using a combination of the floodlighting, natural light and calm reflections to get a perfect cross-over light shot. I have found this only happens for a short time in spring or autumn when the artificial lighting comes on at the right time for dusk, and of course I had to wait years for the right weather conditions to materialise at this time of year