Damp Dandelion Clocks

This week’s Lens-Artists Photo Challenge is ‘All wet’. There are many dandelion clocks (seed heads) in my garden. Some people don’t like dandelions and treat them as weeds, trying to wipe them out from their neat lawns. Not me. Apart from the fact that I like how they look, they are good food for beesContinue reading “Damp Dandelion Clocks”

Good Morning Damsels

If I’m lucky, in a couple of weeks, I may have the joy of watching Damselflies emerge from my pond in the morning before starting work (from home), or while I’m having a morning tea break. The end of April / beginning of May seems to be the time for it, looking back through myContinue reading “Good Morning Damsels”

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”

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”

Introducing The Barley Hollow Project

I’m proud to introduce you to The Barley Hollow Project. This is a project created by my daughter for her Welsh Bacc at school. She needs to do 30 hours of community work and she’s decided to work on improving the wildlife area in our village. This is where I have taken a lot ofContinue reading “Introducing The Barley Hollow Project”

Here be Dragons

Well, it’s been a while since my last dragonfly photo, and I was feeling the lack of it. Lately I’ve taking a lot of photos of horses and ponies and hadn’t had much opportunity for other smaller creatures. However this weekend I’ve been pottering round the garden taking photos, then this morning felt I hadContinue reading “Here be Dragons”

Belonging

I’ve struggled with fitting in my whole life. I’ve tried to be the person I felt others expected me to be, I’ve tried to make myself the person I thought I should be. I’ve never felt enough. I’m quiet, I’m introverted, my favourite activities are solitary, I’m not “normal”, whatever that is. Out in theContinue reading “Belonging”

Special Places

At this time of year, I’d have to say my favourite place is my corner of the sofa with some crochet. Snuggled up with blankets and cushions, hook in hand, watching a nature documentary on the TV while creating something lovely. On a warmer day in the summer, my favourite place at home would probablyContinue reading “Special Places”

After the flowers

After the flowers have passed, we sometimes think all the beauty of the plant has gone, and we don’t think about enjoying the next stage. I’m growing wildflowers so I’m keen to let them do as nature intended and am still observing their development. You can see the structure and shape of the plants inContinue reading “After the flowers”

Wildflowers round my pond

Sorry, I seem to have gotten out of the habit of posting on my blog. Since WordPress moved the Weekly Photo Challenge to Wednesday instead of Friday, it’s been harder for me to keep doing it. However, I don’t need a challenge to be able to post, do I?! So I thought I’d tell youContinue reading “Wildflowers round my pond”