Autumn brings with it a treat for my eyes, as the Beech tree in the garden changes colour beautifully. https://flic.kr/p/2jYWX5F https://flic.kr/p/2jZ2tfw https://flic.kr/p/2jZ2tdh https://flic.kr/p/2jYWX29 https://flic.kr/p/2jZ1FpT
This week’s Lens-Artists Photo Challenge is on the topic of communication. As you’d expect from me, I’ve gone with nature and small things… Bees perform dances to tell other bees where the best food is. While I don’t have photos of bees dancing, I do have plenty of photos of bees doing other things! https://flic.kr/p/2j4Ny54…… Continue reading Insect Communication
This week’s topic for the Lens-Artists Photo Challenge is ‘negative space’. In terms of photography, negative space is about including more in your shot other than the subject, and allowing that quiet background to highlight the subject. I looked back at some photos I took in the garden a few weeks back and cropped some…… Continue reading Space in the garden
We hadn’t been able to visit Dyfed Shires since December last year, so we have been itching to go and visit for a while now. We were finally able to go and catch up with all the horses on Wednesday. It was so nice to see them all again, and the humans too! 🙂 I’ve…… Continue reading Back to Dyfed Shires!
This week’s theme for the Lens-Artists Photo Challenge is ‘Everyday Objects’. I had an enjoyable time poking around the house for everyday objects to capture 🙂 My life at the moment includes a lot of cat care. My cat Bobby has had an eye ulcer for 7 weeks now and has been back and forth…… Continue reading Everyday Objects
I struggle with labelling myself as creative, or labelling the things that I do as creativity. Is following a crochet pattern creative? Is photographing an insect or a flower creative? I get bogged down in dictionary definitions that say things like: creativity is “the ability to produce or use original and unusual ideas” or “a…… Continue reading Creativity
I went for a brief walk today. It was hot and sunny, too hot for me really, but I wanted to visit the village pond and see if there were any dragonflies. I didn’t stay long, but got a few shots. I have been having a bit of trouble with my auto-focus, and was a…… Continue reading Sun Sparkles
The word ‘sanctuary’ has a long list of meanings if you look it up in a dictionary, but the overarching idea is that it means a place that is sacred, whether you mean that in a religious way or not. It is a place where you can take refuge and be safe. You can also…… Continue reading Sanctuary
fire and icefire and ice combineas glistening frozen leavesreflect the sunset coloursshivering in the golden glowas winter’s grip takes holdwritten by me, December 2012 https://flic.kr/p/qA1ieL https://flic.kr/p/CHisF4 twinkle even in the deepest days of winterwhen darkness falls earlyand nights are so longthere remains a glimmerthe merest twinkle of warmer timesglistening in the hidden spaceswritten by me, December 2014…… Continue reading Winter isn’t coming … yet
into the coppery hallsof beech and intricate oakto be close to the treesas they whisper togetherlet fall their leaves,and we die for the winter Whim Wood from Katherine Towers’ The Remedies Inspired by the Lens-Artists Photo Challenge: Autumn.