On Saturday we went round to the pond in the village to do some work for my daughter’s project (The Barley Hollow Project). On the way we stopped by the church wall to see if there were any snowdrops. There were some there as well as a few further down the road. So I hadContinue reading “Snowdrops”
My favourite spring flower has popped up in my garden and I am delighted to see it! I didn’t even have to walk down to the field, it is right here outside my front door 🙂 Happy April!
My daughter and I went out for a walk in the woods by the river this afternoon. We’re both tired out now, but it was a lovely walk. The sun was low and the leaves were golden. The light and the leaves together were beautiful. I’m not sure my photos entirely capture the feeling, butContinue reading “Golden Light”
Well, it’s been a while since my last dragonfly photo, and I was feeling the lack of it. Lately I’ve taking a lot of photos of horses and ponies and hadn’t had much opportunity for other smaller creatures. However this weekend I’ve been pottering round the garden taking photos, then this morning felt I hadContinue reading “Here be Dragons”
Today I saw my first Hummingbird Hawk-moth! I managed to get a few half-decent photos, but even without perfectly focused images, it was pretty cool! They’re quite big and as the name suggests they flap their wings quickly and hover, poking out their long proboscis to suck up nectar from the flowers. This one flewContinue reading “Hummingbird Hawk-moth”
Spring is really making its mark now, and yesterday was all that is wonderful about spring. Warmth, sunshine, and new life… Wherever you look there are spring flowers bursting forth. Dandelions, often dismissed as weeds, provide a source of nectar for Bees and Butterflies (and many other insects) and bring a splash of lovely brightContinue reading “A Proliferation of Blooms”
My daughter loves to ride, and she especially loves this pony at the riding centre. You get to see a lot of her smiles when she’s with him 🙂 They did a dressage competition together this morning. Inspired by the Weekly Photo Challenge: Smile.
It made me very happy a couple of days back on my birthday, to find the weather was fine and there were lots of butterflies in the garden 🙂 Finding butterflies to photograph on my birthday gave me immense satisfaction 🙂 Inspired by the Weekly Photo Challenge: Satisfaction.
I love Dandelions, especially at this time of year! When there are not a lot of flowers about the Dandelions pop up all over the place providing a great source of food for insects. They brighten up the place too. Not to mention the enduring attraction of photographing Dandelion clocks. Yesterday I kept nipping outContinue reading “Dandelion Life”
My happy place isn’t an actual place … more a type of place. It could be anywhere really, as long as there’s nature to explore. My happy can be found in a relaxing stroll among the plants and small creatures, getting down among the grass stalks and seeing what I can see. Perhaps I will findContinue reading “Finding My Happy”