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Ansty Photos & Events 2021

Ansty looked a picture in its wooded setting on this bright March morning – using a telephoto lens from the top of Ansty Down. If you look carefully you might just pick out the Ansty Maypole and its flag of St. George, which was flying on St. David’s day in 2021.

 

The first winter snows fell overnight on January 24th, 2021. The snow didn’t last long but these delightful scenes will!
The natural blue tinged light added to these winter wonderland pictures
Just after dawn on February 6th 2021- the waning crescent of the moon about to descend behind the treeline of Gore Copse above Ansty Coombe. The clear blue sky was a hint that much colder weather was on the way!
April in Ansty was noted for its many night time forests. The temperature fell to -3.3 C on the morning of the 15th when this picture was taken showing Ansty Pond. The other notable feature of the month was that it was exceptionally dry!
A beaming Alice Morgan – crowned Ansty May Queen 2021 – despite the cancellation of the main May Day event. Tap the image for more information. A lovely start to the month which then turned out to be very wet and cool!

 

Erigeron and Ox-Eye daises in an Ansty Garden, mid June 2021
Rural Scenes in Ansty in July 2021

1 Newly restored in 2020, Frogpond was last mapped in the 1800s but has now been restored to its former glory. 2 A rabbit in one of the many Coombe Closes on a warm July morning. 3 Footpath from 12 Acre Copse to Ansty Coombe Lane – one of several in this vicinity. 4 The common Meadow Brown butterfly – one of hundreds on a wildflower meadow above Ansty Coombe. 5. Most of the Coombe Closes are being restored to hay meadows with wild flowers and appropriate grazing. 6. Looking across the old medieval Gasson meadows towards Kings Lane. 7 A heavy shower was soon followed by bright sunshine early one morning, at the beginning of July.

Moon over Ansty – July 21st 2021

This waxing gibbous phase shows the moon is well on the way to being a full moon. Photographed by Alan Hardwick, click on the image to see how he almost made a lunar landing from Ansty!