Landscapes?

I don’t really do landscapes. However, the weekly photo challenge says “show us your best establishing shot…” so I’m going to look at it that way rather than a traditional landscape. So here’s an establishing shot before I looked more closely at a patch of Celandines. It’s still pretty close up but you can seeContinue reading “Landscapes?”

Moss aglow

Even though there is a lot of grey around at this time of year there are still the occasional splashes of vibrant colour even before the spring arrives. A few weeks back I spotted this moss glowing in the (rare) sunshine. I love the bokeh 🙂 Inspired by the Weekly Photo Challenge: Vibrant.

Weekly Photo Challenge: Circle

There are many circles in nature and I was looking for them among photos I haven’t posted before. Here’s a tiny one – a circle forming the cap on the end of a moss sporophyte: This one’s rather bigger – a circle of fluffy seeds on a Dandelion seed head: Technically this next one isContinue reading “Weekly Photo Challenge: Circle”

Respite

I realised something this morning … it was not raining! It was actually quite dry and bright! So I grabbed my chance to nip out for a quick walk around the village. I’ve not had a chance to get out for ages what with the weather and not being well a week or two back.Continue reading “Respite”

Weekly Photo Challenge: Warmth

I took this photo yesterday, on Christmas day, a day which was cold and fresh making my fingers numb with the chill. Yet the moss is glowing with warmth despite the wintry weather. I love to find small things like this, surprising you amid the grey cold landscape. In response to The Daily Post’s writingContinue reading “Weekly Photo Challenge: Warmth”

Weekly Photo Challenge: Twinkle (2)

even in the deepest days of winter when darkness falls early and nights are so long there remains a glimmer the merest twinkle of warmer times glistening in the hidden spaces In response to The Daily Post’s weekly photo challenge: “Twinkle.”

Bejewelled Moss

More droplets today – this time on moss. As you’ll know if you’ve followed me for a while, I am rather fond of moss, and am lucky enough to have a lovely wall in my village which has a lot of patches of moss growing on it. In certain lights, at certain times of theContinue reading “Bejewelled Moss”

Happy New Year

2014 has arrived! And with it, it has brought more rain and wind and general greyness. So no fresh start for the weather in this brand new year – just a continuation of the damp and stormy winter that we’ve had so far. I don’t fancy venturing out with my camera today, but I didContinue reading “Happy New Year”