When this is overI will not rushto peopleto shopsto restaurants, bars, cafesto once-again busy streetsI will rush in the opposite directionto disconnectto sit hereto beto feelto observeto drench myself in quietimmerse myself in natureand let it restore my soul And after I’ve sat for a while, I’ll go and look for some of my favouriteContinue reading “When this is over”
I got my first butterfly photo of the year at the weekend. There were 3 Peacock butterflies in the garden and I was lucky enough to have this one pose for me after I’d run and got my camera! Such a beautiful butterfly, possibly underappreciated because it’s quite common.
I was just thinking about the topic for this week’s Lens Artists Photo Challenge: Special Spot Shots. My mind went directly to Cors Caron as this is one of my favourite places, one of my most special places. I then thought of the spot where I always see the Green Hairstreak butterflies that I mentionedContinue reading “Green Hairstreak”
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”
The weather has finally changed, and I’m glad to have rain. My pond needs it, the garden needs it, and all farmers and owners of grazing animals need it! It’s unusual in the UK to have had such a prolonged spell of dry, hot weather. Now that the rain has come, it’s harder to takeContinue reading “Small Copper”
The Peacock butterflies were enjoying the Buddleia in the garden today so I got a few photos 🙂 It’s my birthday today and my garden has celebrated with me 🙂 I got some presents for my pond too which is fab – a solar fountain and a Flowering Rush to grow in it. Hopefully ifContinue reading “Peacock”
… this: Can you see? Can you tell I have it? Is there any visible clue? OK sometimes you might see me walking awkwardly, or you might catch a grimace on my face, but most of the time the answer is no, you can’t tell there’s anything wrong with me. Same goes for various otherContinue reading “Fibromyalgia looks like…”
It really seems to be properly spring now, and everything is growing. The Celandines have become a carpet of yellow stars, instead of just the occasional one or two. I even photographed my first butterfly of the year, a Peacock Butterfly, who was enjoying the Celandines too!
It made me very happy a couple of days back on my birthday, to find the weather was fine and there were lots of butterflies in the garden 🙂 Finding butterflies to photograph on my birthday gave me immense satisfaction 🙂 Inspired by the Weekly Photo Challenge: Satisfaction.
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”