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

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

Among the wildflowers

Apologies if this sounds a little morbid. I was walking past the grave yard, out on a walk, and it was being tidied, with the grass all neat, and the headstones shiny. And it struck me, that’s not what I’d want at all for me (hopefully not for many, many years!). This little poem wrote…… Continue reading Among the wildflowers

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

Lens-Artists Photo Challenge #140 – A Change of Scenery

Imagine that you were about a cm tall, and enter the world within a twig, a tiny landscape with moss shrubs and lichen trees, and yellow brick lichen roads! https://flic.kr/p/2kKCYab https://flic.kr/p/2kKCXQD https://flic.kr/p/2kKyJ1D https://flic.kr/p/2kKCsD1 https://flic.kr/p/2kKyJvG Hope you enjoyed my take on a change of scenery! Probably a little different from the norm, as usual! 🙂

Lens-Artists Photo Challenge #138 – Natural Light

Over the last week or so, we’ve had some lovely early spring sunshine. It still gets cold overnight but in the day, when the sun’s shining, it feels like winter is in the past. I take almost all of my photos outdoors, so good light is really important. The right light can make the image…… Continue reading Lens-Artists Photo Challenge #138 – Natural Light

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

Voyage of Discovery in the Garden

I’m currently taking part in an online course called Exploring Nature Through a Lens. In this course we’re learning about explorers and naturalists through history and exploring techniques and inspirations for our photography. One of the suggested books related to the course is Voyages of Discovery by Tony Rice. I decided to buy myself a…… Continue reading Voyage of Discovery in the Garden