Shade and Shadow

Shade and shadow can be a pain in photography, but often it adds to the drama, or adds contrast. Here are a few shots from my garden and the village pond recently that have an element of shade and shadow… This flower was one of our rescues from a garden centre’s bargain shelf, and it…… Continue reading Shade and Shadow

Wild

Wild is a flower breaking out of a cage… https://flic.kr/p/2m22aA4 Wild is a dandelion going to seed… https://flic.kr/p/2m1Ws17 Wild is a spider in amongst the raindrops… https://flic.kr/p/2m26zxb Wild is clover blooming at the roadside… https://flic.kr/p/2m26ztt Wild is a damsel resting on a leaf… https://flic.kr/p/2m26yZY Wild is getting down among the grass… https://flic.kr/p/2m251ZS Wild is not…… Continue reading Wild

A glimpse into my world

A Glimpse into your world. Show us the things you love that makes your world spin or things about your world that make you delirious with joy.Sheetalbravon, Lens-Artists Photo Challenge #135 I love nature, I love photography… bring the two together and the joy doubles 🙂 Capturing the moment, getting eyes in focus, recording the seasons,…… Continue reading A glimpse into my world

Sanctuary

The word ‘sanctuary’ has a long list of meanings if you look it up in a dictionary, but the overarching idea is that it means a place that is sacred, whether you mean that in a religious way or not. It is a place where you can take refuge and be safe. You can also…… Continue reading Sanctuary

Good Morning Damsels

If I’m lucky, in a couple of weeks, I may have the joy of watching Damselflies emerge from my pond in the morning before starting work (from home), or while I’m having a morning tea break. The end of April / beginning of May seems to be the time for it, looking back through my…… Continue reading Good Morning Damsels

When this is over

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 favourite…… Continue reading When this is over

Red

If you look in my Nature Guide, you’ll find there are a number of flowers with Red in their name. Sometimes they look pink to me, but if their name is red, then they count! We have: Red Campion: Red Clover: Red Dead-nettle Redshank With insects, red seems to be more literal and things definitely…… Continue reading Red

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 try…… Continue reading My Favourites

April

April brings new life, new warmth, and the insects are returning after a quiet winter. I looked back at previous Aprils and found these images of some of the first insects of each year. A fly on a daffodil, April 2013 An ant on a Spanish Bluebell, April 2014 A hoverfly (and a photobombing Shield…… Continue reading April

Best of 2018

Happy New Year, dear readers. I thought I’d have a look back at my most popular posts from 2018. I’ve used the WordPress stats page to see which posts had the most views, and here’s the top 10: Number 10 – Chasing Herons Number 9 – On being a biology nerd Number 8 – Top…… Continue reading Best of 2018