March Reflections

My portfolio from March 2022, hope you like seeing my work from this month, looking forward to seeing what April brings. CLICK March 2022 to see portfolio.

Spring Snow

Well, this has been a cold week; jumpers and hats back out of the cupboard! Today we’ve had snow – just light flurries on and off […]

Monday Blues

Monday blues – the weekend is over, the weather is beautiful and work again! I thought I would share some ‘blue’ images to shake away those […]

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 […]

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February Reflections

My portfolio from February 2022, hope you like seeing my work from this month, looking forward to seeing what February brings. CLICK February 2022 to see portfolio.

River Ouse January – SJ Butler Photography
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Thursday Throwback

Have you noticed that the Daffodils are flowering or soon to be flowering? On my way to work there are hundreds planted on the road side. […]

Temple Newsam

Over the last week of February I visited Temple Newsam. Temple Newsam, a country estate in the heart of Leeds. The best way to explore the […]

Spring is well underway!

Wow! The first few Crocus have appeared in my garden and they are soo beautiful. Who else has Crocus up in the garden?

Crocus

Time

It’s been a glorious week. Getting back into the garden […]

Sunday Memories

It’s Sunday which means were looking back at memories, this […]

June Memories

I can hear the wind blowing outside as I lay […]

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Sunday Snowdrops

Well hello the first week of February, I thought i would share these beautiful Snowdrops and this very changeable day of wind, sunshine and rain. Have a lovely day to go out with the camera!

To a Snowdrop – William Wordsworth

But hardier far, once more I see thee bend

Thy forehead, as if fearful to offend,

Like an unbidden guest. Though day by day,

Storms, sallying from the mountain-tops, waylay

The rising sun, and on the plains descend;

Yet art thou welcome, welcome as a friend

Whose zeal outruns his promise! Blue-eyed May

Shall soon behold this border thickly set

With bright jonquils, their odours lavishing

On the soft west-wind and his frolic peers;

Nor will I then thy modest grace forget,

Chaste Snowdrop, venturous harbinger of Spring,

And pensive monitor of fleeting years!

Snowdrops

New additions

Hope you are having a good weekend so far? I […]

Sunday Memories

It’s Sunday, so here’s a few memories from one of […]

Saturday Motivation

“Magic waited for me in the morning dew of this brand new […]

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First week of February

Well hello the first week of February!

A great start to a new month by visiting York Cemetery open day. In bad taste? No…there is so much to see here no matter what time of year.

York Cemetery was opened in 1837 and went into voluntary liquidation in 1966. The liquidation took thirteen years during which time all that could be disposed of for profit was sold. Sadly, nobody was interested in running the site and it devolved to the Crown. All rights of burial and access to the site were lost.

Over the liquidation period, the Cemetery became a derelict wilderness and its buildings decayed, the collapse of the roof of the Grade II* listed neo-classical chapel in August 1984 being the final act in the drama. This was the point at which a group of concerned York citizens decided that steps had to be taken to retrieve the situation.

It is now a lovely way to spend an afternoon walking and taking in the trees, plants and architecture.

Another Friday

Wow! These weeks are flying by (although it work it does feel like the 946Th […]

Beautiful mornings

This week has been such a fantastic week of sunrises and colours! It makes getting […]

Weekend walks

I’m slowly getting through the images that I took from my January walk week 2 […]

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February

Well hello February!

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.

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January Reflections

My portfolio from January 2022, hope you like seeing my work from this month, looking forward to seeing what February brings. CLICK January 2022 to see portfolio.

January 2022

River Ouse January – SJ Butler Photography

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Big Bird Watch 2022

Monday & Tuesday have been so dull and gray – really depressing. This morning I cycled in the drizzle, not much fun! Although, at the weekend it is the Big Bird Watch (UK) again!

Photo RSPB

Simply count the birds you see in your garden, from your balcony or in your local park for one hour between 28 and 30 January 2022.

Shockingly, we’ve lost 38 million birds from UK skies in the last 50 years, so it really is vital we do all we can to look after our birdlife. To take part or to find out more click the button.

We’ve lost 38 million birds from UK skies in the last 50 years

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Photo – SJ Butler

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Reflections

Sound on to transform you to the park with the quacking of ducks!

A cold and dull trip to the park but it gave me inspiration to create this video and some of the images below. I love water and I love to hear the sounds that as you just sit and listen.

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Another Friday

Wow! These weeks are flying by (although it work it does feel like the 946Th of January! J cat (and Z cat) wish you a happy weekend. Has anyone got anything planned? Let me know in the comment section.

It also looks like it’s going to be a lovely weekend in Yorkshire!

J cat keeping an eye on the weekend! – SJ Butler Photography

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