When I was taking photos of frost and droplets on Sunday my daughter spotted a fly. Not sure what it was doing out and about in such cold weather, but it was nice to get my first insect shot of the year.
It has been a little too warm for me lately. I am not very good with heat. These guys, however, were delighted. Meet Mr and Mrs Lizard, enjoying a spot of sunbathing at Cors Caron Nature Reserve a week or 2 back.
Regarded by many as a particularly pesky garden weed, Bindweed has a poor reputation. However, just look how beautiful it can be, in the sunshine after the rain!
I absolutely love this shot I got today! The sun was coming and going as clouds kept blocking it out and I was wandering around the village pond looking out for wildlife. I came upon this dragonfly in the tall grass and as I was kneeling to get a low-down shot, the sun came outContinue reading “Sunshine Dragon”
At first glance, you might think ‘sunny’ would be a better word for this photo than ‘shadowed’. But if you look more closely, the shadows are there and they’re more important than you might think. Without the shadows of each twining stem over the other, you wouldn’t see the contrast of dark and light. TheContinue reading “Weekly Photo Challenge: Shadowed”
Yesterday morning it rained and rained and rained. I thought it would carry on all day. But then the sun came out, so I wrapped up warm and went out in the garden to see what I could see. Mostly what I saw was a very wet garden! The Ivy was no different, but asContinue reading “Raindrops on Ivy”
A Hoverfly enjoying some evening sunshine Another angle Please click the photos to see bigger versions
Time flows like syrup in the heat of the day. Resting my back on the rough wood of the garden chair, I watch a blackbird pecking at the ground. In the trees, the sparrows are squabbling over peanuts and seeds as a great tit calmly pecks and pecks. The sun is too hot but I Continue reading “Breathe”
shade creeps towards me from the big beech tree blackbird sings and sparrows chirp on gently swinging feeders in its arching branches time has slowed in this heat moving like syrup as the sun slides slowly down the slope of the blue I could sit here all day like the cat beside me lazing inContinue reading “summer garden”