Damp Dandelion Clocks

This week’s Lens-Artists Photo Challenge is ‘All wet’. There are many dandelion clocks (seed heads) in my garden. Some people don’t like dandelions and treat them as weeds, trying to wipe them out from their neat lawns. Not me. Apart from the fact that I like how they look, they are good food for beesContinue reading “Damp Dandelion Clocks”

Elemental Nature

This week in the Lens-Artists Weekly Photo Challenge, the challenge is “Five Elements”. This week you have an opportunity to interpret metal, wood, water, fire, and/or earth with your favorite photos to express “…the only home we’ve ever known”. Feel free to choose one, two… or all five elements. Lens-Artists Photo Challenge #47: Five Elements I’veContinue reading “Elemental Nature”

Imperfect Perfection

Last weekend I bought myself an Anemone plant. It was already flowering with lots of buds so I was excited to get it into the ground. Since then it has rained a lot and when I went out to take photos of them yesterday, they were looking a bit battered. The ground beneath was strewnContinue reading “Imperfect Perfection”

Marsh Mallow

No, not the sweets, but the flowers. I have some in my garden and every time I go out with my camera I seem to take yet another photo of them. I am obsessed with getting the curly stamens in focus. Lately they have been mostly bedecked with raindrops. Please enjoy my Marsh Mallow flowers,Continue reading “Marsh Mallow”

Droplets of Joy

On Saturday the garden was covered in beautiful water droplets! So of course I spent some time crouching and taking photos from different angles of the bejewelled leaves and flowers 🙂 Droplets can look like they’re defying the laws of gravity, but it’s all about surface tension. So they’re good for science geeks as wellContinue reading “Droplets of Joy”

Droplets on Catkins

Admittedly these may not be the obvious things that spring to mind for most people when thinking about the topic of ‘a good match’, but as I glanced through recent photos these leapt out at me. At this time of year, if there is sunshine after the rain, there’s a good chance of capturing someContinue reading “Droplets on Catkins”

Rain and Shine

During my last couple of walks round the village, the sun was shining after rain so there were a few things catching my eye with the shine of sun on water droplets.   And the few remaining insects were catching the light in their eyes and their wings. Inspired by the Weekly Photo Challenge: Shine