Carpet of Flowers

When I went for a walk yesterday, the Celandines were really putting on a good show. The woodland path was surrounded by them. So bright and cheerful ๐Ÿ™‚ And of course, I couldn’t just leave it there, I have to get closer ๐Ÿ™‚ I didn’t notice at the time, but the central flower in the…… Continue reading Carpet of Flowers

Carpet of Stars

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.ย  I even photographed my first butterfly of the year, a Peacock Butterfly, who was enjoying the Celandines too!

Celandines

The Celandines haven’t really got going properly yet, but there are some scattered about. You need a sunny day to see them at their best as they close up when it’s cloudy making it harder to get a nice shot of their sunshiny splash.

Blurred Petals

In order to focus closely on the stamens in these lovely spring Celandines, I have let the petals be blurred and out of focus. When taking close-up photos, you are constantly making decisions about which bits to keep in focus and which to blur. Even when you are using a tripod it’s hard to take…… Continue reading Blurred Petals

Weekly Photo Challenge: Symmetry

Ok, so maybe it’s not perfect symmetry, but when these petals fully unfurl, this Celandine will be a perfect symmetrical star of sunshine. The centre part is already symmetrical anyway! One of the first spring flowers you see around here and such a welcome splash of colour in the hedgerow. This one is one of…… Continue reading Weekly Photo Challenge: Symmetry

Curled Bee

This little bee looks cute curled up on this Celandine. In reality it was busy visiting flowers, but I captured a moment when it was curled round looking like it was having a doze!