Busy as a Bee (but not a Bee!)

It’s hard to carry on as normal when the world is in chaos and we’re all wondering what will happen. But it’s important for our mental health to try and do normal things, especially when there is nothing practical we can do to make things better. We can feel helpless and anxious, so keeping busyContinue reading “Busy as a Bee (but not a Bee!)”

My Favourites

After my post yesterday about the most popular posts on my blog, I was asked what my own favourite photos of the year would be. So I’ve been having a think and these are the photos I liked best this year… First I’ve chosen this Snowdrop from the beginning of the year. I always tryContinue reading “My Favourites”

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!)”

Wildlife Welcome

I like to try and live in harmony with nature. Even if I was able to work hard getting my garden all perfect and neat, I don’t think I would want to. What I really want is a bit of the wild countryside that’s easier to access being right outside my door. I want toContinue reading “Wildlife Welcome”

April

April brings new life, new warmth, and the insects are returning after a quiet winter. I looked back at previous Aprils and found these images of some of the first insects of each year. I’m looking forward to seeing more insects this April, even some of my favourite insects towards the end of the monthContinue reading “April”

Creatures of Compton Acres

Yesterday’s tiny caterpillar wasn’t the only creature spotted at Compton Acres. There sadly weren’t any dragonflies or damselflies around, probably because it was a little cooler and not their ideal conditions, but there were other creatures to be found. First this Hoverfly who seems to be rubbing its hands (legs) in glee about something, likeContinue reading “Creatures of Compton Acres”

Monday comes round again

There are times when life can seem to lack colour. Each day the same, work, pain, work, sleep, work… and weekends are never long enough. A grey, dreary slog, without much joy. But even when Monday is approaching, and I’m already tired out, I am trying to keep hold of the good things. So hereContinue reading “Monday comes round again”

Fuzzy & Buzzy

Yesterday I spent a few minutes in the garden and got some shots of a bumblebee as it was enjoying one of my Verbenas. The sunlight lit up its fuzzy little body, so you can see the lovely fluffy texture. Inspired by the Weekly Photo Challenge: Textures

Harmony of Nature

As I walk, I feel in harmony with nature. The ebb and flow of the seasons, the emergence of each sign of spring’s arrival. I am part of the place, the time, the growth. The brief interruption by the need to become a temporary shepherdess strengthens the feeling as the ewes and lambs obey myContinue reading “Harmony of Nature”