Friday, 30 September 2011

Wednesday, 28 September 2011

Tuesday, 27 September 2011

27 September 2011: Trees on the Little Tumulus Field

Trees on the Little Tumulus Field

A misty, autumnal morning. This is the group of conifers on the Little Tumulus Field, from where–on clearer days–you have a nice view of Highgate.

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Saturday, 24 September 2011

24 September 2011: Iron Pan Ponds

Sandy Heath Ponds

The Iron Pan Ponds are small ponds on Sandy Heath, which are not fed by springs, but by rainwater. They exist on this part of the Heath because of an indurated sandstone layer known as iron pan, from which they take their name.

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Thursday, 22 September 2011

22 September 2011: Little Tumulus Field

Little Tumulus Field

This is one of the Parliament Hill Fields, the smaller one that is lying between Parliament Hill and the Tumulus Field. (Here is a similar view from the same spot, in October 2010.)

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Wednesday, 21 September 2011

21 September 2011: Cohen's Fields

Athlone House and Cohen's Fields

Looking across the upper Cohen's Field from the top of Millfield Lane, to Athlone House, which is hiding behind the autumnal looking chestnut trees.

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Friday, 16 September 2011

16 September 2011: Pryors Field

Pryors Field

Pryors Field takes its name from the Pryor family, who had a house here on the Lower Heath. Two apartment buildings called The Pryors stand on its site now, one of which can be seen in this picture.

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Wednesday, 14 September 2011

Tuesday, 13 September 2011

13 September 2011: The Walled Garden at Kenwood House

The Walled Garden at Kenwood

The Walled Garden once was the kitchen garden of Kenwood House (it's still called the Kitchen Garden as well). Today it's a flower garden, currently showing a colourful display of late-summer flowering plants.

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Sunday, 11 September 2011

11 September 2011: Tormentil

Tormentil

Tormentil is a herbaceous perennial which can be found on the acid grassland of Hampstead Heath.
Here it is growing on the slope leading down to the stream between the Vale of Health Playground and the Viaduct Pond.

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Thursday, 8 September 2011

8 September 2011: Rose Hips

Rosehips

These scarlet hips are the fruit of dog roses that grow in the hedges around Parliament Hill Fields.

Wednesday, 7 September 2011

7 September 2011: Gorse at the Vale of Health Pond

Gorse at the Vale of Health Pond

Gorse, or furze, is a heathland plant that once was widespread on Hampstead Heath.
Some gorse is almost always in flower. These shrubs are flowering at the Vale of Health Pond.

Tuesday, 6 September 2011

6 September 2011: Sloes

Sloes

Blackthorns can be found in several locations on the Heath, there are many in the hedges around Parliament Hill Fields. These sloes grow in a bush near the Mixed Bathing Pond, next to the path that leads to Parliament Hill.

Sunday, 4 September 2011

4 September 2011: London Seen From Cohen's Fields

London seen from Cohen's Fields

After the rain, the clouds parted and the sun came out to shine on London. This is the skyline seen from one of the viewpoints on Hampstead Heath, the upper part of Cohen's Fields, near the Kenwood Pagoda.

Saturday, 3 September 2011

3 September 2011: Heather Above the Vale of Health

Heather Above the Vale of Health, Hampstead Heath

Above the Vale of Health, near the Spaniards Road, the heather is flowering, adding some late summer colour to Hampstead Heath.

Thursday, 1 September 2011

1 September 2011: Heather and Gorse

Heather and Gorse, West Heath

There's a patch of heather, gorse and brambles on West Heath, near the Inverforth Close entrance to the Hill Garden. The heather and gorse are in bloom.