One lovely part of spring is the return of colour, something that we can miss over the winter. Some flowers are particularly bright and colourful, and can really lift your spirits.
There were more signs of spring on our walk last weekend, and I’m really looking forward to more. There will be Bluebells, Wood Anemones, Buttercups, Cuckooflowers… all the lovely spring flowers to look forward to! But for now here’s a few of the more early signs of spring.
When photographing flowers, it’s tempting to only take photos of the ‘perfect’ flowers, with no noticeable blemishes. But the imperfect can also be beautiful, with its realness and honesty. Here are some of the more weathered and worn flowers I’ve seen today. As you can see, I did see some Wood Anemones on my walkContinue reading “A little worn”
The 1st of March is when meteorological spring starts and it’s also St David’s Day (or Dydd Gŵyl Dewi) here in Wales. So let’s celebrate with a daffodil and some other bright sunshiny yellow flowers!
For the Weekly Photo Challenge: Life Imitates Art. I recently bought some daffodils to photograph. So I’m kind of coming at this challenge backwards, looking for some art that used these flowers. Daffodils were painted by Van Gogh in 1886, although in my opinion this is not one of his best paintings! I wonder if the actualContinue reading “Golden Daffodils”
I spotted this daffodil at the weekend which appeared to be trying to break free through this fence. So then of course I was singing to myself “I want to break free” in a Freddie Mercury style 🙂 And here is another daffodil who is less bothered about escaping, but is still beautiful 🙂 I loveContinue reading “I want to break free”
A little peek into the heart of one of our pale daffodils, taken yesterday evening.
The evening sun was shining through this daffodil making it glow. It caught my eye. So of course I captured it with my camera 🙂
This is one of the daffodils in my garden. They’re not the standard daffs as they have pale creamy outer petals rather than being all yellow. All pale and frilly and all seem to be positioned with their heads tilting downwards, like demure young maidens!
The Daffodils are out in force now and looking lovely. I decided to get a close up shot, focusing on the stigma and stamens in the heart of this Daffodil and I’m pleased that I got the focus just as I wanted. Such a lovely bright colour to brighten up these early spring days 🙂Continue reading “Daffodil Heart”