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

Birthday Walk

Yesterday I enjoyed a birthday walk at Cors Caron. It was a little cooler than it has been recently so it was a great chance to go and enjoy the wildlife without completely melting! 🙂 The path you go on at first is an old railway line which is now a lovely path with wildflowers…… Continue reading Birthday Walk

Wild

Wild is a flower breaking out of a cage… https://flic.kr/p/2m22aA4 Wild is a dandelion going to seed… https://flic.kr/p/2m1Ws17 Wild is a spider in amongst the raindrops… https://flic.kr/p/2m26zxb Wild is clover blooming at the roadside… https://flic.kr/p/2m26ztt Wild is a damsel resting on a leaf… https://flic.kr/p/2m26yZY Wild is getting down among the grass… https://flic.kr/p/2m251ZS Wild is not…… Continue reading Wild

My Wild Garden

This week’s Lens Artists Photo Challenge is Gardens. I thought I’d take you on a little tour of my garden pond where I’ve planted many wildflowers over the last few years. So have a little wander with me… The Red Campions (Silene dioica) have just started flowering: https://flic.kr/p/2kXrGBC https://flic.kr/p/2kXwjeY https://flic.kr/p/2kXrFq9 The Common Valerian (Valeriana officinalis)…… Continue reading My Wild Garden

April Colours

I often think about this time of the year as Yellow Season as a lot of the early spring flowers are yellow. https://flic.kr/p/2kMQQQB Celandine https://flic.kr/p/2kMUXP2 Forsythia https://flic.kr/p/2kMUUum Willow catkins (and bee) https://flic.kr/p/2kRrNUS Gorse https://flic.kr/p/2kSmgMt Marsh Marigold https://flic.kr/p/2kSmgE9 Dandelion https://flic.kr/p/2kSmL8V Daffodil https://flic.kr/p/2kSqKfi Primrose There are other colours out there though. Some pink, some white, a little…… Continue reading April Colours

Snowdrop Season

It’s Snowdrop Season! Hurrah! I went for a walk yesterday to get some photos of these beautiful early flowers. Snowdrops are a bit like Covid vaccinations… a sign of hope, a sign that there will be better times ahead, a sign that spring is coming. Some of them had the added joy of lovely droplets…… Continue reading Snowdrop Season

Trees in Springtime

I was pondering what photos to use for today’s Lens-Artists Photo Challenge (spring) and I was feeling a little stuck. I’ve done many, many blog posts about spring, and don’t want to repeat myself too much. But I tend to focus on the spring growth on the ground, so what about the spring growth a…… Continue reading Trees in Springtime

Photo Challenge: Summer

We’re having some seasonal themes over the next few weeks for the Lens Artists Photo Challenges. This week is summer. So what photos express summer to me? Well, of course I could just say summer runs from June to August and pick out photos taken during those months. But I’m going to think about what…… Continue reading Photo Challenge: Summer

Surprises in the Garden

I get a lot of surprises when taking photos of small things. I often find myself looking at a pretty flower and discover that there is a tiny creature on board. Sometimes I don’t notice the little creatures until later on when I’m looking at the photos I took! I had a look out in…… Continue reading Surprises in the Garden