Gusty winds moving in from the south west

I have a day off today and I decided I had to go outside no matter what! Luckily it was not raining, but there was quite a gusty wind and this made life a little difficult. When you do close-up shots even a small breeze can be a pain as the movement is magnified.

The Herb Roberts seem to last all year and there’s still a few dotted around. I liked this shot, with the stamens in focus and the rest of the flower all soft. IMG_8355

That wasn’t my first attempt at this flower – it kept waggling about in the wind spoiling many shots! This next one is one of the failures … although I kind of like it as you can almost feel the wind.


I saw these pretty little grass flowers and in a brief pause in the wind managed to capture their delicate green feathery beauty.


And finally, the tough old Evening Primrose … still going strong! I am amazed at this plant! You may be able to see that the petals on the left were blowing in the wind but I managed to get a focus on the stamens & stigma in the middle of the flower.


Perhaps there will be a more sunny weather update soon! Since the clocks went back, I am strangely looking forward to cold crisp winter days, and snow and icicles! Brrr.

By Suzy Shipman

I like to take photos and write words ...


  1. Lovely images, Suzy 🙂 I was admiring the last lingering Herb Roberts when we were out on Sunday – they made occasional pink spots in amongst the fading foliage. I think you have captured the breeze in your Herb Robert and Evening Primrose 🙂

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  2. Lovely! I especially liked the photo of the grass flowers. I love seeing things I take for granted magnified. Thanks for that! I also find the “waggle” caused by the wind annoying. Great word!

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