Rescue Weevil

A few days back, my daughter found a weevil in the bathroom. Poor thing was quite confused. I think it may have got blown off course while flying past. We took him outside to warm up in the sunshine and he very much enjoyed running around on her hand before we put him onto a…… Continue reading Rescue Weevil

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

Drawing the Eye Indoors

I had an urge to take some photos today, but didn’t have much energy to venture out anywhere. So I decided to take some photos of our house plants. We have a bunch of cacti and succulents, and a (slightly random) Fuchsia in our living room. When I saw this week’s Lens-Artists Challenge, I realised…… Continue reading Drawing the Eye Indoors

Portraits of flowers

We are fortunate that whatever the weather, whatever the time of year, it is possible to buy fresh flowers. I prefer wild flowers but all flowers are beautiful to me. I decided to take photos of some flowers I bought a couple of weeks back as they are still looking good. Rather than taking photos… Continue reading Portraits of flowers

We are fortunate that whatever the weather, whatever the time of year, it is possible to buy fresh flowers. I prefer wild flowers but all flowers are beautiful to me. I decided to take photos of some flowers I bought a couple of weeks back as they are still looking good. Rather than taking photos…… Continue reading Portraits of flowers

Unintentionally Romantic Hoverflies

There were many hoverflies visiting my Purple Loosestrife today, it seemed to be very popular. I was taking photos and seem to have unintentionally captured the hoverflies in romantic soft focus. This was mainly because it was quite cloudy so I had my aperture very wide, leading to this very shallow depth of field. I…… Continue reading Unintentionally Romantic Hoverflies

Creatures of Compton Acres

Yesterday’s tiny caterpillar wasn’t the only creature spotted at Compton Acres. There sadly weren’t any dragonflies or damselflies around, probably because it was a little cooler and not their ideal conditions, but there were other creatures to be found. First this Hoverfly who seems to be rubbing its hands (legs) in glee about something, like…… Continue reading Creatures of Compton Acres

Plantain

Among the other more showy flowers, the Plantains often get overlooked. They don’t have flowers with colourful petals, but they are attractive in their own way. I have taken quite a few photos of Ribwort Plantains (Plantago lanceolata) over the years, and they do make a striking photo when they’re standing up alone with a…… Continue reading Plantain