Cuckoo

I love it when Cuckooflower season comes around. I love their delicate pink, and the beautiful veined petals, and the contrast with the green of their stamens and stigma (the bits in the middle of the flower). If you want to see more photos, take a look at the Cuckooflower page in the wildflower sectionContinue reading “Cuckoo”

When this is over

When this is overI will not rushto peopleto shopsto restaurants, bars, cafesto once-again busy streetsI will rush in the opposite directionto disconnectto sit hereto beto feelto observeto drench myself in quietimmerse myself in natureand let it restore my soul And after I’ve sat for a while, I’ll go and look for some of my favouriteContinue reading “When this is over”

Carpet of Flowers

When I went for a walk yesterday, the Celandines were really putting on a good show. The woodland path was surrounded by them. So bright and cheerful 🙂 And of course, I couldn’t just leave it there, I have to get closer 🙂 I didn’t notice at the time, but the central flower in theContinue reading “Carpet of Flowers”

Last Snake of 2020

Yesterday I celebrated the first butterfly photo of 2020. Today I’m celebrating the last of my snakes … Snake’s Head Fritillaries of course, not actual snakes. I had six flowers this year and here’s how the sixth flower has been getting on. This is flower number 6 as it was on March 22nd: By AprilContinue reading “Last Snake of 2020”

Keeping it Simple

For a lot of people at the moment, life is strange, complex and worrying. We don’t know what will happen, we don’t know how long we’ll be in lock-down, we don’t know whether the world will ever be the same again. Some people have time on their hands, looking for things to occupy themselves. Some,Continue reading “Keeping it Simple”

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”

A different angle

This week’s Lens-Artists Photo Challenge is ‘Change Your Perspective’, and as my orchid was right there next to me I thought perhaps I could try some different angles on the flowers to get a different perspective from the way I usually photograph it. It now has 3 flowers and they face in different directions. I wouldContinue reading “A different angle”