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 busyContinue reading “Busy as a Bee (but not a Bee!)”

Reflections

The topic of the Lens-Artists Photo Challenge is Reflections and I had a look through my archives for some suitable pictures. While finding these pictures I was reminded how much I love Cors Caron, and that I’m looking forward to going for a visit when damselfly and dragonfly season gets started. So here are someContinue reading “Reflections”

Treasure Hunt

This week’s Lens-Artists Challenge is a treasure hunt. I’ve been enjoying a dig through my archives to try and find shots for all the items, some more recent than others. Sunrise or sunset This photo was taken one morning a couple of weeks back, on my phone, while preparing lunches in the kitchen. The skyContinue reading “Treasure Hunt”

More signs of spring

There were more signs of spring on our walk last weekend, and I’m really looking forward to more. There will be Bluebells, Wood Anemones, Buttercups, Cuckooflowers… all the lovely spring flowers to look forward to! But for now here’s a few of the more early signs of spring.

Red Dead-nettle

My usual Red Dead-nettle spot hasn’t let me down this year. There are, as usual, lots of pretty little flowers growing there. I like to know that year after year, I can rely on the various different spring flowers to appear in their usual spot, at the usual time. It’s quite comforting.

Hazel

We had a little walk around the village yesterday after the storm had passed (Storm Dennis). It was still pretty breezy, but not as bad as it has been. We went to my usual favourite spot to find Hazel catkins and as usual there were plenty there. It wasn’t ideal weather for photography with theContinue reading “Hazel”

Narrow Depth

Narrow depth of field in photography can be both frustrating and useful! It’s something you have to deal with a lot in macro photography but you probably wouldn’t need to think about it so much in landscape photography. As most of what I do is photographing small things, I encounter it a lot. The technicalContinue reading “Narrow Depth”

Snowdrops

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”