New visitors

Sometimes you have to go out looking for interesting creatures, but if you’re lucky, they’ll come to you! Here are 2 visitors that came to my garden recently. One I’d never seen before, and one who has certainly never visited my garden before! Definitely my favourite finds of recent months. This one is an Antler…… Continue reading New visitors

Doubled

This week’s Lens-Artist Photo Challenge is ‘Seeing Double’. Mostly they are talking about reflection, but I’m looking at refraction too. Out in the garden the other day, there were a lot of droplets, like these ones on the Crocosmia flower buds. If you look closely you can see refracted upside-down images of my house in…… Continue reading Doubled

Spring 2022

Wow, it has been ages since I last blogged! I took a few pictures today for the first time in a while and thought I’d share them here. So here’s a little taste of spring… https://flic.kr/p/2n7bdSa Primrose https://flic.kr/p/2n735vd Willow catkin https://flic.kr/p/2n78wMn Snake’s Head Fritillary https://flic.kr/p/2n783dm Snake’s Head Fritillary https://flic.kr/p/2n78x2q Snake’s Head Fritillary bud (looks like…… Continue reading Spring 2022

Shade and Shadow

Shade and shadow can be a pain in photography, but often it adds to the drama, or adds contrast. Here are a few shots from my garden and the village pond recently that have an element of shade and shadow… This flower was one of our rescues from a garden centre’s bargain shelf, and it…… Continue reading Shade and Shadow

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

Raindrops

Yesterday’s weather was a mixture of rainy downpours and sunny spells. In between downpours I popped out to the garden for a few minutes to take some photos of the beautiful raindrops on the Alchemilla leaves. Then when I saw this week’s Lens-Artists Photo Challenge: Spots and Dots, I realised these photos would be perfect! So,…… Continue reading Raindrops

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

Rescue Weevil

A few days back, my daughter found a weevil in the bathroom. Poor thing was quite confused. I think it may have got blown off course while flying past. We took him outside to warm up in the sunshine and he very much enjoyed running around on her hand before we put him onto a…… Continue reading Rescue Weevil

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