Snowdrop Season

It’s Snowdrop Season! Hurrah! I went for a walk yesterday to get some photos of these beautiful early flowers. Snowdrops are a bit like Covid vaccinations… a sign of hope, a sign that there will be better times ahead, a sign that spring is coming. Some of them had the added joy of lovely droplets…… Continue reading Snowdrop Season

Lens Artists #133– My Photography Journey

I’ve used cameras for years, but only casually until about 2012. When I was a kid we had 110 film cameras which we mostly used on holiday to take lots of snaps. You’d have to take the film to a processing shop and cross your fingers for some half decent photos! Here’s one my sister…… Continue reading Lens Artists #133– My Photography Journey

Trees in Springtime

I was pondering what photos to use for today’s Lens-Artists Photo Challenge (spring) and I was feeling a little stuck. I’ve done many, many blog posts about spring, and don’t want to repeat myself too much. But I tend to focus on the spring growth on the ground, so what about the spring growth a…… Continue reading Trees in Springtime

Photo Challenge: Summer

We’re having some seasonal themes over the next few weeks for the Lens Artists Photo Challenges. This week is summer. So what photos express summer to me? Well, of course I could just say summer runs from June to August and pick out photos taken during those months. But I’m going to think about what…… Continue reading Photo Challenge: Summer

Surprises in the Garden

I get a lot of surprises when taking photos of small things. I often find myself looking at a pretty flower and discover that there is a tiny creature on board. Sometimes I don’t notice the little creatures until later on when I’m looking at the photos I took! I had a look out in…… Continue reading Surprises in the Garden

Old and New, New and Old

As you’ll know if you’re a regular visitor, I am all about nature when it comes to photography. So when I saw this weeks Lens-Artists Photo Challenge was “Old & New” I immediately started thinking about how I can apply this to nature, and the types of photos I like to take. I began to…… Continue reading Old and New, New and Old

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 🙂 And of course, I couldn’t just leave it there, I have to get closer 🙂 I didn’t notice at the time, but the central flower in the…… Continue reading Carpet of Flowers

Last Snake of 2020

Yesterday I celebrated the first butterfly photo of 2020. Today I’m celebrating the last of my snakes … Snake’s Head Fritillaries of course, not actual snakes. I had six flowers this year and here’s how the sixth flower has been getting on. This is flower number 6 as it was on March 22nd: By April…… Continue reading Last Snake of 2020

Busy as a Bee (but not a Bee!)

It’s hard to carry on as normal when the world is in chaos and we’re all wondering what will happen. But it’s important for our mental health to try and do normal things, especially when there is nothing practical we can do to make things better. We can feel helpless and anxious, so keeping busy…… Continue reading Busy as a Bee (but not a Bee!)