Helpful Dragon

We saw several dragonflies at Compton Acres yesterday, but most of them were so busy about their business I couldn’t get a photo of them. I did attempt to photograph them in flight but its very difficult when they’re so speedy! But then my sister spotted one who was more willing to have his photographContinue reading “Helpful Dragon”

Compton Acres Hoverflies (and a Bee!)

After a bit of a tricky start involving my car not starting, we did manage to visit Compton Acres yesterday as planned. It was very warm but fortunately there are many shady spots along the way so we didn’t entirely melt! We stopped half way at the cafe for a cold drink and a sliceContinue reading “Compton Acres Hoverflies (and a Bee!)”

A little worn

When photographing flowers, it’s tempting to only take photos of the ‘perfect’ flowers, with no noticeable blemishes. But the imperfect can also be beautiful, with its realness and honesty. Here are some of the more weathered and worn flowers I’ve seen today. As you can see, I did see some Wood Anemones on my walkContinue reading “A little worn”

Imperfect Perfection

Last weekend I bought myself an Anemone plant. It was already flowering with lots of buds so I was excited to get it into the ground. Since then it has rained a lot and when I went out to take photos of them yesterday, they were looking a bit battered. The ground beneath was strewnContinue reading “Imperfect Perfection”

Anemone

Today contained a fair bit of pain and bone-tiredness, but it also contained moments of joy. One of these was looking at plants with my daughter in a shop in town. We walked out into the outside area where the plants are and pretty much the first thing I saw was an Anemone! Just theContinue reading “Anemone”

Amemones

While at Compton Acres, I was enjoying the Anemones, and I’ve decided that I must get some for the garden (as well as the Cyclamens). I nearly bought a plant in the shop there, but then thought that carrying it back on the bus might be a little inconvenient. There’s something very appealing about them.Continue reading “Amemones”

Down in the woods

In the woods right now, there is a carpet of colour. Mostly Celandines, but now they are joined by the beautiful delicate Wood Anemones. Next will come the Bluebells, but not quite yet. And then once the trees all leaf up, the colours will fade. Inspired by the Weekly Photo Challenge: Awakening.