Embellished Ordinary

What could be more ordinary than a wall, a fence, a boardwalk, a shed or path? And yet, the ordinary can be made extraordinary… A paving slab decorated with butterflies: https://flic.kr/p/2miCFAi https://flic.kr/p/2mixtMh A shed, similarly adorned: https://flic.kr/p/2miGy1N What about the path you are walking on? Watch your step, there are beauties beneath your feet! https://flic.kr/p/2mjKTsh…… Continue reading Embellished Ordinary

Weird Inspiration

What inspires me (Lens-Artists #160)? Well, I’m a little weird. I’m nerdy, quiet and pretty rubbish at social interactions. And while I do find a beautiful flower or butterfly very appealing, what really grabs my attention and inspires me are the weirder, more interesting (to me) things. I like to see them, identify them, and…… Continue reading Weird Inspiration

Greens and Blues at Cors Caron

Yesterday, as it was the only dry day in the midst of a very rainy period, we went for a walk at Cors Caron. Regular readers will know we have visited this lovely nature reserve many times, it’s one of my favourite places. Our walk began with lots of greenery and fresh spring growth, like…… Continue reading Greens and Blues at Cors Caron

A glimpse into my world

A Glimpse into your world. Show us the things you love that makes your world spin or things about your world that make you delirious with joy.Sheetalbravon, Lens-Artists Photo Challenge #135 I love nature, I love photography… bring the two together and the joy doubles 🙂 Capturing the moment, getting eyes in focus, recording the seasons,…… Continue reading A glimpse into my world

On the Hook, 29/8/20

This week I have been on leave from work so have had more crochet time and I decided to focus on my daughter’s cardigan and my dragonfly jumper. The cardigan has grown a LOT since I last showed it to you, and it now actually has a whole body and one sleeve! Once I’ve done…… Continue reading On the Hook, 29/8/20

Sun Sparkles

I went for a brief walk today. It was hot and sunny, too hot for me really, but I wanted to visit the village pond and see if there were any dragonflies. I didn’t stay long, but got a few shots. I have been having a bit of trouble with my auto-focus, and was a…… Continue reading Sun Sparkles

Sanctuary

The word ‘sanctuary’ has a long list of meanings if you look it up in a dictionary, but the overarching idea is that it means a place that is sacred, whether you mean that in a religious way or not. It is a place where you can take refuge and be safe. You can also…… Continue reading Sanctuary

Cropping Beauty

This remains my all-time favourite photo that I’ve ever taken. I think it’s magical. It was a lucky shot, not something I’d planned. As always when I see a dragonfly, I follow, trying to get a photo. This one (a female Common Darter) perched in some long grass on a beautiful sunny day in the…… Continue reading Cropping Beauty

On the Hook, 2/5/20

This week I have been continuing to work on the Pandemonium CAL. I have been loving it, it’s such a fun, relaxing and beautiful blanket to make 🙂 I’m now all caught up so have to wait for more. Next part (11) is due tomorrow. Here it is at the end of part 9 on…… Continue reading On the Hook, 2/5/20

When this is over

When this is overI will not rushto peopleto shopsto restaurants, bars, cafesto once-again busy streetsI will rush in the opposite directionto disconnectto sit hereto beto feelto observeto drench myself in quietimmerse myself in natureand let it restore my soul And after I’ve sat for a while, I’ll go and look for some of my favourite…… Continue reading When this is over