I’m not sure if it’s just a British thing but we have a little mnemonic for the colours of the rainbow: “Richard of York gave battle in vain”. That’s the phrase that has stuck in my mind since childhood, rather than the “Roy G. Biv” of this challenge. But whatever method you choose to remind…… Continue reading Floral Rainbow
Like me, you’ve probably never noticed a Potato flower before. Usually we just see the tubers, as we’re peeling them and cooking them for dinner, but if you accidentally start growing potato plants (for example if you chucked a bunch of old gone-to-seed potatoes into the compost pile) you’d be surprised! Obviously we weren’t growing…… Continue reading Unexpected Beauty
The Honeysuckle growing up on the trellis outside my living room window is having a go at flowering, despite not managing a single flower for the rest of the summer! It got cut back rather vigorously last year along with the clematis that was trying to pull of my guttering! I thought it was dead.…… Continue reading Last Honeysuckle?
I have a lot of photos that I sadly haven’t shared yet, so I’m going to try and sort them all out and post them. Firstly here are a couple of shots of the Buddleia. This is actually from a few days again as now many of the flower heads are fully open. Strangely we…… Continue reading Buddleia
I had an idea to take some soft focus photos of my cornflowers today. I’m not entirely sure whether these are good or bad. I do love the blue. Can soft focus go too soft? These are my favourites…
I spotted this buttercup at the weekend, a bit past its best, soon to be turning to a seedhead. I like the way it’s spread wider than the average buttercup and is a bit uneven rather than being a neat ‘cup’. It looks quite different from the norm. This pleases me. And I’m pleased that…… Continue reading Buttercup Splash
This needs few words – the light was just … right 🙂
I very carefully focused on the stamens in this shot, which was tricky as there was quite a breeze and the flower kept swaying! But thankfully I got the shot I wanted. I like how soft the green background is, and that you can see all the detail of this interestingly shaped flower.
The Rhododendrons are all coming out now. I decided to go for a very narrow depth of field in this photo, and focused on the stamens in this flower, so the petals are lovely and soft 🙂
I’m not going to waffle on because it’s late, and the photos speak for themselves. I had a walk at lunchtime in the woods near where I work, and it was beautiful – the Bluebells blanketed the ground and the smell and sight was spectacular. Hope it comes across in the photos 🙂