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

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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

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Sky

Clouds

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

 

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 […]