Green Hairstreak

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”

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”

Small Copper

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”

Peacock

The Peacock butterflies were enjoying the Buddleia in the garden today so I got a few photos ๐Ÿ™‚ It’s my birthday today and my garden has celebrated with me ๐Ÿ™‚ 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”

Fibromyalgia looks like…

… 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…”

Birthday Butterflies

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 ๐Ÿ™‚ Finding butterflies to photograph on my birthday gave me immense satisfaction ๐Ÿ™‚ Inspired by the Weekly Photo Challenge: Satisfaction.

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”

Summer Nostalgia

I love autumn, but with the turn of every season comes a sadness at the loss of what once was. A nostalgia for times gone before. There weren’t many butterflies this summer but the ones that did come were as beautiful as ever, and I miss them now that their time is nearly over. ThisContinue reading “Summer Nostalgia”

Questing for Wings in Bournemouth

I realised I never finished posting my photos from our visit to Bournemouth last month, and this set fit will with this week’s Photo Challenge: Quest. While walking around Compton Acres, and Bournemouth Gardens I was always on a quest for something interesting to photograph. As you’ll know I did take a lot of photosContinue reading “Questing for Wings in Bournemouth”