I’m currently taking part in an online course called Exploring Nature Through a Lens. In this course we’re learning about explorers and naturalists through history and exploring techniques and inspirations for our photography. One of the suggested books related to the course is Voyages of Discovery by Tony Rice. I decided to buy myself a…… Continue reading Voyage of Discovery in the Garden
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.
I was pondering what photos to use for today’s Lens-Artists Photo Challenge (spring) and I was feeling a little stuck. I’ve done many, many blog posts about spring, and don’t want to repeat myself too much. But I tend to focus on the spring growth on the ground, so what about the spring growth a…… Continue reading Trees in Springtime
The Weekly Photo Challenge this week is ‘Transmogrify’. What a word! This is what it means: transmogrify /tranzˈmɒɡrɪfʌɪ,trɑːnz-,-ns-/ verb humorous transform in a surprising or magical manner. “his home was transmogrified into a hippy crash pad” Well, in nature things shouldn’t be that surprising as they happen on a regular basis, but it still thrills…… Continue reading Beech Transformation
I admire the resilience of nature. I’m not sure you can really say that nature has ‘a good attitude’ as nature is not a person, but there is something to aspire to in the way nature just keeps on coming back every time and trying again. Each springtime everything starts to grow again and even after the worst…… Continue reading Resilience and Attitude
The Beech tree in the garden is turning greener and greener as all the fresh green leaves emerge from the buds. Today has been far too windy but these were taken last weekend. I’m hoping the weather will improve so I will get a chance for more photos during this long weekend.
I thought I’d show you the pond today. I mentioned when replying to a comment that I really should show you how the pond is going. It looks alot more natural now. Here’s the pond with our garden chairs where we sit and watch the pondskaters and hope to catch sight of frogs: And here’s…… Continue reading Garden Tour
There are still a few remnants of autumn around and about, leaving a splash of warm bright colour in a drab landscape. It’s mainly Beech leaves that cling on for a long time giving us a break from the grey.