Sunday Memories

A few years ago I was highly commended for my image A Tapestry of Leaves by the International Garden Photographer of Year Competition 13.

A Tapestry of Leaves – SJ Butler

I travelled down to London to see my image on show and to see the other winners which were on show in Kew Gardens.
I would have loved to spend more time exploring the gardens but it was a bitter cold day and my train home was leaving at 16:00. Hopefully I will get back there in the Summer to have a longer look.

Kew Gardens

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International Garden Photographer of the Year

Seductive Wings by Claudia Gaupp

The results of the IGPOTY Competition 15 have been announced. What a famtastic collection and I can’t wait to buy the book! These are some of my favourite winners although it was very hard to choose.

A butterfly perches on a flower
Magdalena Wasiczek has been named International Garden Photographer of the Year (IGPOTY) entitled The Stardust.
Fungi in rain in Marbury Country Park, Cheshire, England
The World of Fungi, First Place: Mycena Swirl, Tony North
An edited photo of poppy seed heads in blue tones
Ingrid Popplewell
Garden Stained-Glass by Ian Gilmour
My entries this year – SJ Butler

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Memories of Spring 2018

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Well another weekend (nearly) already! As there has not been any gorgeous sunrises or sunsets this week (or none that I have seen) today’s blog is Spring 2018; 4 years ago. Hope you like it and have a great weekend planned!

“Well the weather is warming up and Easter has been and gone. Hopefully we have seen the last of the snow and are looking forward to seeing a lot more sunshine.

It’s nice to see one of my photographs of Helmsley Walled Garden used for the Helmsley Magna Carta Trophy.

I have visited and photographed many places over the last few weeks; The Homestead, Yorkshire Lavender, Nunnington Hall, St Anthony’s Garden, Yorkshire Arboretum, Stillingfleet Lodge Gardens, York and RHS Harlow Carr Gardens. They always look better in the warmth than on freezing cold days and a lot more colour is starting to appear.”

SJ Butler – Spring 2018

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Spring 2018

Well the weather is warming up and Easter has been and gone. Hopefully we have seen the last of the snow and are looking forward to seeing a lot more sunshine.


The Easter has seen me very busy in the garden and in the greenhouse planting many seeds and getting rid of dead branches and leaves.

It’s nice to see one of my photographs of Helmsley Walled Garden used for the Helmsley Magna Carta Trophy.

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I have visited and photographed many places over the last few weeks; The Homestead, Yorkshire Lavender, Nunnington Hall, St Anthony’s Garden, Yorkshire Arboretum, Stillingfleet Lodge Gardens, York and RHS Harlow Carr Gardens. They always look better in the warmth than on freezing cold days and a lot more colour is starting to appear.

This week has seen me having my first craft fair which I thoroughly enjoyed. Meeting new people and talking to them about my cards and photography – I could do that everyday!

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IGPOTY – Results

Hope everyone’s having a great week so far?

We are in the final week of October as it is the first of November on Monday. Who’s having a Halloween party or have decorated your house or carved a pumpkin?

The results of the IGPOTY results for Square Crop Competition are in. Unfortunately I was not shortlisted this year but I’m not surprised as the winners are absolutely fantastic. Next year maybe!?

https://igpoty.com/competitions/square-crop-15-results/

Seductive Wings by Claudia Gaupp
IGPOTY Winner

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Majestic birds caught by the camera

ALEJANDRO PRIETO
BIRD PHOTOGRAPHER OF THE YEAR


I thought you might like these images of majestic birds from the BBC website but for some unknown reason it won’t let me embed the post so if you would like to take a look at these stunning images head over to the BBC.

I haven’t taken any of these images and have credited the brilliant photographers who have taken these. I would love to have their patience, perseverance and creativity (& also their zoom lens!)

Puffin
KEVIN MORGANS / BIRD PHOTOGRAPHER OF THE YEAR
Crimson Sunbird
MOUSAM RAY / BIRD PHOTOGRAPHER OF THE YEAR

Spring 2018

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Well another weekend (nearly) already! As there has not been any gorgeous sunrises or sunsets this week (or none that I have seen) today’s blog is Spring 2018; 4 years ago. Hope you like it and have a great weekend.

Well the weather is warming up and Easter has been and gone. Hopefully we have seen the last of the snow and are looking forward to seeing a lot more sunshine.


The Easter has seen me very busy in the garden and in the greenhouse planting many seeds and getting rid of dead branches and leaves.

20180510_162255

I have visited and photographed many places over the last few weeks; The Homestead, Yorkshire Lavender, Nunnington Hall, St Anthony’s Garden, Yorkshire Arboretum, Stillingfleet Lodge Gardens, York and RHS Harlow Carr Gardens. They always look better in the warmth than on freezing cold days and a lot more colour is starting to appear.

This week has seen me having my first craft fair which I thoroughly enjoyed. Meeting new people and talking to them about my cards and photography – I could do that everyday!

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