New additions

Hope you are having a good weekend so far?

I must post this from the other day… How beautiful is this double rainbow? It lasted for ages.

Also, I have a new addition, well 2 new additions to my garden.

This gorgeous dryopteris erythrosora the autumn fern or Japanese shield fern, and nepeta faassenii ‘walkers low’ (cat mint).

Apparently if you have cats (I do) you will be their best friend, they love these plants and can play with them for ages.

The last time I had this my previous cat killed it my laying on it and rolling round and round!

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Sun Rise January

Another beautiful cold and frosty day & another beautiful sunrise. January is turning out […]

Beautiful Sunday

Sunday morning views – how beautiful is this, with York Minster in the background? […]

 

Sunday Memories

It’s Sunday, so here’s a few memories from one of my favourite places, the Lake District.

I haven’t visited for about two years now due to Covid etc and I’m really itching to get back there this year. I quite fancy going in Autumn when there are some beautiful colours in the trees & mountains and also some glorious sunrises and sunsets.

Sunday Throwback

It’s Sunday again and this gorgeous Magnolia tree was taken during the first lockdown. […]

June Memories

I can hear the wind blowing outside as I lay in my bed at […]

Sunday Memories

I was having a sort out of my hard drive and I came across […]

 

Saturday Motivation

“Magic waited for me in the morning dew of this brand new day.”

BL Bates

Bluebells New Edit

What a glorious day!As promised here’s a few photographs from my trip to one […]

Golden Orange

I managed to get out for a short walk on Sunday. The weather was […]

 

Beautiful Flowers

Well this week has gone fast don’t you think? It has been such a warm & sunny week, I hope it stays like this!
More and more flowers are appearing in the garden, Allium, Poppies, Cornflowers to name a few. Hope you like the small collection below, ley me know which is your favourite.

Not long to go before my showcase at No3 Heworth. This time I will be showcasing my cyanotype pictures and cards. Pop along if you you are in the vicinity during June. You can view my prints here or buy my cards here.

Wednesday Flowers

A quick edits of flowers that my friend had bought to cheer the house […]

Springtime Flowers

Have you noticed that that the days are getting longer and that colours are […]

Monday Blues

Monday blues – the weekend is over, the weather is beautiful and work again! […]

 

Getting Ready for June Showcase

Well this week looks like it’s going to be a lovely one (apart from today!) A few edits from the past 2 weeks of May, I have been super busy in the greenhouse and the garden. I’ve managed to take down a shed and to find lots of wood bees in a corner behind the shed. They are not doing any harm so I’m leaving them to carry on with their business!

In 2 weeks time I will be showcasing my work at No3 Heworth. This time I will be showcasing my cyanotype pictures and cards. Pop along if you you are in the vicinity during June. You can view my prints here or buy my cards here.

April Cyanotypes

The weather over the weekend was glorious, so instead of visiting the Open Studios […]

Cyanotypes

New Cyanotypes

What may you ask, is a Cyanotype? Well put simply they are images developed […]

 

Sunday Sun Salutation

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A bit of seed Yoga

I thought I would show you a little time lapse of my sunflower slowly bending towards the sun from last year. This took over an hour for them to slowly turn to face the sun condensed into 20 seconds!

Let me know if you would like to see more nature videos or any of the places that I visited and photograph.🌱

SUN SALUTATION

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Time

It’s been a glorious week. Getting back into the garden is a great feeling especially when the temperature has hit 18oWith the lovely weather has brought out […]

Springtime at last!?

Gosh I’m sorry I’ve not posted in a while; the lighter mornings and longer afternoons are seeing me more in the garden. My daily commute takes me […]

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Robins

For the past few weeks, every time I pop into the garden, there appears two Robins watching my every move. They wait for me to fill up […]

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A Touch of Green

It has been a brilliant start to a new week; time is flying pat so fast I can’t believe it’s the 10th May already.
I was very motivated over the weekend and ended up getting my macro (close-up) lens out. These gorgeous plants look even more magical with early morning dew on. I took far too many images, so still wading through them!

“Magic waited for me in the morning dew of this brand new day.”

BL Bates

“One morning, very early, when the sun was up, I rose & found the shiny dew on every buttercup.”

Robert Louis Stevenson

“West, North, & South the children of Men spread and wandered, & their joy was the joy of the morning before the dew is dry, when every leaf is green.”

J.R.R. Tolkien

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F-stop f/7.1
Exposure time 1/400 sec
Focal length 60mm
ISO 200

Middle pic
F-stop f/2.8
Exposure time 1/125 sec
Focal length 60mm
ISO 200

Bottom pic
F-stop f/2.8
Exposure time 1/125 sec
Focal length 60mm
ISO 200

Bluebells New Edit

What a glorious day!As promised here’s a few photographs from my trip to one […]

Golden Orange

I managed to get out for a short walk on Sunday. The weather was […]

 

Cow Parsley

On my glorious bike rides through the back lanes, Cow Parsley, Anthriscus sylvestris, is starting to fill the hedgerows.

It was used in traditional medicines and is said to help treat various ailments, such as stomach and kidney problems, breathing difficulties and colds. It has always been used as mosquito repellent.

Common names nowadays are cow parsley, Queen Anne’s lace, mother die, fairy lace, lady’s lace, hedge parsley.

The name ‘Mother die’ or ‘Mummy die’, was used to frighten children into thinking that if they picked cow parsley, their mother would die. This was intended to deter children from potentially picking deadly hemlock.

“We were terrified of mother-die”

Plant Lore

“Devil’s bread”

Plant Lore

“Scabby May”

Plant Lore

Wednesday Flowers

A quick edits of flowers that my friend had bought to cheer the house […]

Springtime Flowers

Have you noticed that that the days are getting longer and that colours are […]

 

January to May 2016-2021

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Throughout the year at the beginning of each month I will created a short video of photographs from that month from around 2016-2021. I hope that you will enjoy watching them.

If you have missed any up to May, then look no further as I have them here for you to watch!

January
February
March
April
May
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June silence

Sorry for the silence but what a hot and sunny week this has been; of course now it is […]

June

What a hot and sunny week this has been; of course now it is the weekend it’s gone cooler […]

Sunday Memories

It’s Sunday so let’s me take you back to some stunning sunrises and sunsets from a few years ago!

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Bluebells New Edit

What a glorious day!
As promised here’s a few photographs from my trip to one Bluebell patch in some woodland very near to where I live. It is so lovely to see a carpet of blue on a late afternoon dancing in the sunshine.

A Touch of Blue

Hope you all had a great Easter & didn’t eat too much chocolate? The […]

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Bluebells Season

It’s that time of year again! What am I talking about – Bluebells of […]

Bluebells Season II

It’s that time of year again! What am I talking about – Bluebells of […]