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 […]

 

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 […]

Flowers, blue

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 […]

 

Bluebells Season II

It’s that time of year again! What am I talking about – Bluebells of course! A 2 minute video of woodland full of Bluebells. I made sure that I didn’t venture into the Bluebells as to not damage them. I’ll share with you some photographs from the day very soon – watch out for my post!

The little changes

Well today turned out to be a sorcher…an Indian Summer…well, for a few days […]

A Touch of Blue

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

Flowers, blue

Bluebells Season

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

 

Bluebells Season

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

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things you may not know about Bluebells!

The bluebell has many names: English bluebell, wild hyacinth, wood bell, bell bottle, Cuckoo’s Boots, Wood Hyacinth, Lady’s Nightcap and Witches’ Thimbles, Hyacinthoides non-scripta

It is against the law to intentionally pick, uproot or destroy bluebells

If you plant bluebells, you should make sure it’s the English bluebell, not the Spanish version. This is a more vigorous plant and could out-compete our delicate native flower

Almost half the world’s bluebells are found in the UK, they’re relatively rare in the rest of the world

Bluebell colonies take a long time to establish – around 5-7 years from seed to flower.

Bluebells can take years to recover after footfall damage. If a bluebell’s leaves are crushed, they die back from lack of food as the leaves cannot photosynthesise (National Trust)

The little changes

Well today turned out to be a sorcher…an Indian Summer…well, for a few days […]

A Touch of Blue

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

Sky

Clouds

As a photographer I love photographing clouds, they can make an ordinary image have […]

 

Sunday Memories

Hope you are all having a great weekend? I’m having a lovely one and the weather is absolutely gorgeous

I’m spending most of the weekend in the garden planting plenty bulbs for this Summer; Iris and Gladioli. The seeds in the greenhouse are growing nicely and with the gorgeous weather set to continue I shall be putting them out in the garden soon.

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The Golden Hour

Golden hour photography. The golden hour (also referred to as the magic hour) in […]

Golden Orange

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

 

A Touch of Blue

Hope you all had a great Easter & didn’t eat too much chocolate? The weather in North Yorkshire has been glorious and I’ve been very busy in the garden tidying up and getting rid of a rotten decking and transforming it into a sitting out area with plenty of plants (hopefully).

Flowers, blue
Bluebells just starting to bloom

More and more flowers are starting to emerge with the plenty of warm April sunshine; Forget-me-knots, dandelions (good for the bees), tulips and Bluebells are started to appear.

Blue Speedwell

Over the Easter holiday I visited the National trust property, Goddard’s. I will post some of the glorious pictures during this week, so watch out for them.

Forget-me-knot Droste – SJ Butler Photography

Bluebells New Edit

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

Sunday Memories

Hope you are all having a great weekend? I’m having a lovely one and […]

 

April Cyanotypes

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The weather over the weekend was glorious, so instead of visiting the Open Studios I decided to create some new Cyanotypes. This time I used Grape Hyacinths (Muscari), I will pop a picture of the finish images later on this week.

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New 2022 Cyanotypes

It was such a lovely sunny day that I created by first Cyanotype of 2022. Using ivy, ferns and […]

December

A big thank you to all who have purchased andy cards or prints from me – Thank you once […]

Late to the Party (again…)

It seems as though I missed World Cyanotype Day which takes place on the last Saturday in September. I […]

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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 blues!

Origin of Feeling Blue – Many cultures relate various colors to different moods, or assign other symbolic meaning to them. For example, in many English speaking cultures, red can signify anger, black can mean death or evil, white can show purity, and green can represent jealousy or a talent for growing plants.

The use of the color blue to mean sadness goes all the way back to the 1300s. Some sources point to Geoffrey Chaucer as the first author to write the word blue.

He wrote Wyth teres blewe and with a wounded herte in his poem Complaint of Mars from around the year 1385. Nowadays, we would write with tears of blue and a wounded heart. This could mean from its very first appearance, blue was connected with sadness.

 

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 […]

Bank Holiday Weekend

Hope you are all having a great Bank Holiday (UK) weekend? I’m having a lovely one: the weather could be a bit sunnier but at […]

Easter holiday in York III

As promised a few images from my ‘big’ camera when I visited National Trust property, Goddard’s the other day. The garden looked stunning in their […]

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