Normally I concentrate on the small things when I’m out taking photos. You might see me staring closely into the hedgerow looking for Violets, or chasing butterflies, trying to get a shot. Today I decided to look for bigger things, along with my normal close-ups. This lone tree on the edge of a ploughed fieldContinue reading “Different”
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”
My daughter and I went out for a walk in the woods by the river this afternoon. We’re both tired out now, but it was a lovely walk. The sun was low and the leaves were golden. The light and the leaves together were beautiful. I’m not sure my photos entirely capture the feeling, butContinue reading “Golden Light”
In the woods right now, there is a carpet of colour. Mostly Celandines, but now they are joined by the beautiful delicate Wood Anemones. Next will come the Bluebells, but not quite yet. And then once the trees all leaf up, the colours will fade. Inspired by the Weekly Photo Challenge: Awakening.
in these secluded glades kind woodland blooms avert their eyes as ferns unfurl all hesitant in beams of dappled sun blades slowly reaching out into the silence and here deep in the wood the colour is green the green of plush new leaves against the sky
This leaf reminds me of a map … a leaf shaped island in a sea of bokeh.
There isn’t much insect life out there now autumn is here, but there is the occasional surprise. I went for a walk through the woods today and was surprised to find these insects. I think they’re mating Caddisflies.
Another shot from Monday. I was specifically looking out for fungi and found several different sorts. I’ve had a go at trying to identify them but I’m not getting very far. If you know what these are, please comment. It didn’t do my leg much good unfortunately – squatting down to get shots is ratherContinue reading “Busy Forest Floor”
I had a lovely walk at lunch time today in the woods just across the road from where I work. There was a beautiful carpet of bluebells all around the woods and it was just lovely. These are my favourite shots of the bluebells which I hope capture the beautiful blues and the dappled sunshine.Continue reading “Bluebell Carpet”
We went for a walk in the woods down by the river this afternoon, and I was looking out for signs of spring. There were quite a lot of catkins dangling and some lovely green fresh honeysuckle leaves (I think). Also in this group of photos is the remains of a beechnut, just the outerContinue reading “Catkins and Other Springy Things”