Raindrops

Yesterday’s weather was a mixture of rainy downpours and sunny spells. In between downpours I popped out to the garden for a few minutes to take some photos of the beautiful raindrops on the Alchemilla leaves. Then when I saw this week’s Lens-Artists Photo Challenge: Spots and Dots, I realised these photos would be perfect! So,…… Continue reading Raindrops

April Colours

I often think about this time of the year as Yellow Season as a lot of the early spring flowers are yellow. https://flic.kr/p/2kMQQQB Celandine https://flic.kr/p/2kMUXP2 Forsythia https://flic.kr/p/2kMUUum Willow catkins (and bee) https://flic.kr/p/2kRrNUS Gorse https://flic.kr/p/2kSmgMt Marsh Marigold https://flic.kr/p/2kSmgE9 Dandelion https://flic.kr/p/2kSmL8V Daffodil https://flic.kr/p/2kSqKfi Primrose There are other colours out there though. Some pink, some white, a little…… Continue reading April Colours

Lens-Artists Photo Challenge #138 – Natural Light

Over the last week or so, we’ve had some lovely early spring sunshine. It still gets cold overnight but in the day, when the sun’s shining, it feels like winter is in the past. I take almost all of my photos outdoors, so good light is really important. The right light can make the image…… Continue reading Lens-Artists Photo Challenge #138 – Natural Light

Voyage of Discovery in the Garden

I’m currently taking part in an online course called Exploring Nature Through a Lens. In this course we’re learning about explorers and naturalists through history and exploring techniques and inspirations for our photography. One of the suggested books related to the course is Voyages of Discovery by Tony Rice. I decided to buy myself a…… Continue reading Voyage of Discovery in the Garden

Beech

My Beech tree is changing colour beautifully although there’s a long way to go until all the green is gone. The changed leaves look lovely and golden brown in the sun 🙂 Inspired by the Lens Artists Photo Challenge: Changing or changeable I just discovered this new photo challenge (even though it has been going…… Continue reading Beech

A Proliferation of Blooms

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 bright…… Continue reading A Proliferation of Blooms

This is why …

This is why I stare into the hedgerow while I’m walking. I probably look pretty odd, but if you look in the hedgerow as you are walking you might spot some interesting little creatures hiding among the grass and leaves. It’s a lovely sunny spring day today, and I spotted a few creatures along my…… Continue reading This is why …