Weird Weevils

Probably the weirdest small creatures I like to photograph are Weevils. They have a bad name to some as they can be pests, damaging crops, but for me they are just cute little creatures. They look different from ‘normal’ beetles and the main thing is their long snout (called a rostrum). Some are longer than…… Continue reading Weird Weevils

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

Grey Autumn

I’ve not posted in a while. Personal things going on have meant I lost my blogging mojo for a bit. However, I saw that the Lens-Artists Photo Challenge this week was Colors of Autumn so I thought I’d join in. Now I was going to share some photos of autumn’s gone by with lots of glowing…… Continue reading Grey Autumn

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

Postcards from my happy place(s)

This week’s Lens-Artists Photo Challenge is ‘postcards’ and this inspired me to make photo collages similar to what you might see on a postcard. I planned to do one for each season featuring images from Cors Caron (my happy place). I didn’t have any autumn photos though, so I added Black Covert, a nearby woodland,…… Continue reading Postcards from my happy place(s)

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

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

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

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