Remember the handmade paper I was making that was inspired by my trips to Brimham Rocks & Breezy Knees? Well it is now dry and I’ve been busy planning out the cards and painting them and the dried leaves and flowers with handmade metallic paint.
These are how they look today before I place them onto cards (top row) the rest have been edited and maybe printed onto cards.
I have been busy in the garden for a few days now and it looks like I haven’t done a thing (although my back & arms know different).
Flowers have been dead headed, the Ivy has been trimmed, hedges have been cut and lastly I have been collecting seeds for next years colourful borders. I have collected Nasturtiums, Alliums, Cosmos, Astrantia, Runner Beans and Honesty so far.
I decided to dust off the lightbox as I haven’t used it for a few months and decided to take some images of the seeds of Honesty, one of my favourite plants. It has beautiful purple flowers in the Spring/Summer which then develop into delicate circular seed pods.
Happiness held is the seed; Happiness shared is the flower.”
June was a very busy month visiting many places. I think I got back into the swing of taking photography again, without feeling like I had to go out and take images, for the sake of it.
Beningbrough Hall is always a favourite of mine partly because I have a National Trust yearly pass which allows be to visit many places.
The meadows at ‘golden hour’ was really special too. Golden buttercups and wild Lupins bathed in the rays of the setting sun (plus it was also lovely and hot even at sunset.)
As you probably realise I love photographing bees. Where would we be without bees? As far as important species go, they are top of the list. They are critical pollinators: they pollinate 70 of the around 100 crop species that feed 90% of the world!
In the middle of the city was the idyllic, St Anthony’s Garden. A quiet haven in the hustle and bustle of the city.
I also visited York where they had made it into a bee friendly city with tubes of flowers and flower displays all around.
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Sorry all but not put up the images of the Balloon Festival up yet. I’ve been distracted due to a (small) summer(!?) cold and making lots of seasonal soup for work. I promise I’ll get them up by the end of the week. Out of interest, who would like be to post a couple of […]
I have been busy in the garden for a few days now and it looks like I haven’t done a thing (although my back & arms know different). Flowers have been dead headed, the Ivy has been trimmed, hedges have been cut and lastly I have been collecting seeds for next years colourful borders. I […]
People across the UK are being asked to take part in an annual count of butterflies amid fears they have been affected by poor weather this spring. I was only thinking the other day that I had not seen many butterflies at all in my garden or on the country lanes when I go cycling. […]
Black and white photography has unique qualities that are as strong today as they always were. Timeless, gritty, truthful and classic are all common ways of describing black-and-white photography … even after nearly 200 years since Joseph Nicéphore Niépce made the first black-and-white photograph, mono remains as popular as ever. Digital Camera 2020 I’ve been […]