Old and New, New and Old

As you’ll know if you’re a regular visitor, I am all about nature when it comes to photography. So when I saw this weeks Lens-Artists Photo Challenge was “Old & New” I immediately started thinking about how I can apply this to nature, and the types of photos I like to take. I began to…… Continue reading Old and New, New and Old

I like to give things names …

Green Hairstreak butterfly - Callophrys rubi

I like to find the names of things. I’m not usually satisfied to title a photo ‘blue flower’ or ‘some kind of insect’. I like names. Sometimes it takes me ages to figure out what something is called, scouring various websites trying to match my plant or creature to one described. Here are some of…… Continue reading I like to give things names …

Meet Sally Stonefly

Welcome to my garden, Sally Stonefly! I’m not just going around giving insects names, honestly! I found this interesting insect in my garden yesterday evening and spent a long time trying to work out what it was. Eventually I discovered it was a Common Yellow Sally Stonefly (Isoperla grammatica) … Sally Stonefly for short :)…… Continue reading Meet Sally Stonefly

Weekly Photo Challenge: New … AKA Dragonflies by candlelight

My sister gave me a pair of lovely little candle holders for Christmas, with delicate dragonflies flying round them. Seems perfect for the challenge this week – brand new and beautiful too! Thank you Sarah! 🙂 In response to The Daily Post’s weekly photo challenge: “New.”

normalness

slowly slowly relaxing into this strangely normal newness where forever is not some kind of romantic daydream but a very real possibility probability certainty with you and this most loving normalness

Spring in October

I’ve been through the dying days of autumn where all was drying, cracking, ending I’ve been through the silent days of winter where all was empty, frozen, lonely This feels like spring despite October written on the changing leaves Springtime came, false start at first with storms and sudden icy blasts of lies But that…… Continue reading Spring in October