April brings new life, new warmth, and the insects are returning after a quiet winter. I looked back at previous Aprils and found these images of some of the first insects of each year. I’m looking forward to seeing more insects this April, even some of my favourite insects towards the end of the monthContinue reading “April”
When photographing flowers, it’s tempting to only take photos of the ‘perfect’ flowers, with no noticeable blemishes. But the imperfect can also be beautiful, with its realness and honesty. Here are some of the more weathered and worn flowers I’ve seen today. As you can see, I did see some Wood Anemones on my walkContinue reading “A little worn”
Primrose yellow is such a gentle, delicate kind of yellow. While the Daffodils, Dandelions and Forsythia are proclaiming the start of spring with their bright sunshine yellow, the primrose is more subtle with its approach. And when adorned with shining raindrops, the picture is complete. These Primroses are in my garden. I’m hoping to haveContinue reading “Delicate Primrose Yellow”
I’m not very good at people. I’m much better at animals, insects, flowers, etc. If you were to ask where does Mr Whatever live, I’d probably have no idea, unless he was one of the few people in my village that I do know. But if you were to ask where can I find someContinue reading “Knowing where to look”
The strength of nature always surprises me. No matter how dark and cold the winter gets, spring always comes. Sometimes its a little later than usual, but still it comes. Spring makes me feel hopeful. After the darkness comes light, after the cold comes warmth, after the emptiness comes an abundance of life. No matterContinue reading “Nature’s Strength”
It’s that time of year again, when the snowdrops are flowering. I went on a walk, the first one for ages, and got some photos of them. It’s slightly depressing how much pain a short walk causes, especially if I squat down to take photos of small things. However, the walk did bring me joyContinue reading “Snowdrops”
Their flowers may not stand out with bright colours, but Alchemilla flowers are very pretty in an understated way. Even more so with the addition of gravity defying raindrops.
Over the last week or two I have been indulging my inner biology nerd, by categorising and identifying many of my photographs of plants and animals. It gives me a lot of pleasure to identify something and find its Latin name and learn for the future to recognise it again. I can spend hours tryingContinue reading “On being a biology nerd”
Spring is really making its mark now, and yesterday was all that is wonderful about spring. Warmth, sunshine, and new life… Wherever you look there are spring flowers bursting forth. Dandelions, often dismissed as weeds, provide a source of nectar for Bees and Butterflies (and many other insects) and bring a splash of lovely brightContinue reading “A Proliferation of Blooms”
Among the Celandines, we now have the pretty little white Stitchworts providing contrast. Inspired by the Weekly Photo Challenge: Awakening.