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 toContinue reading “Old and New, New and Old”

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”

What happened next?

If you remember, I ended my post about Snake’s Head Fritillary the other day pondering whether the seed pods were nearly ready to burst open. Well, it was a few more days but they weren’t far off. This weekend some are already empty and some are just opened up with the seeds now visible. HopefullyContinue reading “What happened next?”

Scabious

After my post about the Snake’s Head Fritillary, I thought I might show you another flower that changes a fair bit once it is done flowering. This is a Scabious as you would normally see it: The Scabious flower is not really a single flower at all, it’s a head containing many florets (small flowers). IfContinue reading “Scabious”

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”

Many Wishes

Yesterday it was snowing and white, but today the sun has been shining and by the afternoon the snow was all gone and it seems like spring again. Still pretty chilly though. While on a walk around the village with Bruce, we spotted a dandelion seed head which made me happy 🙂 Feels almost summeryContinue reading “Many Wishes”