Tag: wind

Cat's Paws on Water

When a gust of wind touches the surface of calm water, it creates a localised patch of bigger ripples. These can be seen as a different colour, normally darker. The effect has the nickname 'cat's paws' as some people believe it looks like a cat's paw print or a cat…

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Navigating by Windswept Grasses

It was great to be out there on Harting Downs again, in the mist, navigating by the feel of the wind and angles of the windswept grasses. One of the joys of autumn. In this picture, what direction are we looking? ------- SPOILER ALERT - ANSWER AND EXPLANATION BELOW ----------…

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Newsletter Mini Challenges

I just sent out my latest newsletter (you can subscribe at the bottom), which included the four mini challenges below: Answers at the bottom. 1. The two leaves above were taken from the same copper beech tree, one from the north side, one from the south. But which is which?…

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