June

What a hot and sunny week this has been; of course now it is the weekend it’s gone cooler again! But, that didn’t stop me from visiting some lovely gardens today. My focus this time was on the beautiful peonies that have sprung up this week. My own have already been and gone so it was nice to see these still flowering and looking stunning.

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Breezy Knees

Twenty acres they are one of the largest gardens in the North of England and […]

Summer

Thank goodness it’s Friday and the weekend is finally here. It has rained most of […]

Sunday Memories

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It’s Sunday so let’s me take you back to some stunning sunrises and sunsets from a few years ago!

The early bird catching the bird (or mouse!) – By SJ Butler
Stunning morning colours – By SJ Butler
Beautiful evening colours – By SJ Butler
Heart Stone & Sunset – By SJ Butler
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Sunday Memories

I was having a sort out of my hard drive and I came across this video of The Beast from […]

Spring Memories

A few images from past Springtime. I just love the colours and the freshness of Spring. The first Daffodil has […]

Memories of Spring 2018

Well another weekend (nearly) already! As there has not been any gorgeous sunrises or sunsets this week (or none that […]

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Hello June

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Wow it’s been a week since my last post! I’ve just been so busy with work and gardening and all the other stuff that happens!

I visited Beningbrough Hall Gardens, Breezy Knees Gardens and editing a stack loads of photographs. Enjoy your Sunday and take lots of pictures!

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June

What a hot and sunny week this has been; of course now it is the weekend it’s gone cooler again! […]

Sunday Memories

It’s Sunday so let’s me take you back to some stunning sunrises and sunsets from a few years ago!

Time

It’s been a glorious week. Getting back into the garden is a great feeling especially when the temperature has hit […]

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Saturday Motivation

“Magic waited for me in the morning dew of this brand new day.”

BL Bates

Bluebells New Edit

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

Golden Orange

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

 

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 and more flowers are appearing in the garden, Allium, Poppies, Cornflowers to name a few. Hope you like the small collection below, ley me know which is your favourite.

Not long to go before my showcase 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.

Wednesday Flowers

A quick edits of flowers that my friend had bought to cheer the house […]

Springtime Flowers

Have you noticed that that the days are getting longer and that colours are […]

Monday Blues

Monday blues – the weekend is over, the weather is beautiful and work again! […]

 

A Touch of Green

It has been a brilliant start to a new week; time is flying pat so fast I can’t believe it’s the 10th May already.
I was very motivated over the weekend and ended up getting my macro (close-up) lens out. These gorgeous plants look even more magical with early morning dew on. I took far too many images, so still wading through them!

“Magic waited for me in the morning dew of this brand new day.”

BL Bates

“One morning, very early, when the sun was up, I rose & found the shiny dew on every buttercup.”

Robert Louis Stevenson

“West, North, & South the children of Men spread and wandered, & their joy was the joy of the morning before the dew is dry, when every leaf is green.”

J.R.R. Tolkien

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F-stop f/7.1
Exposure time 1/400 sec
Focal length 60mm
ISO 200

Middle pic
F-stop f/2.8
Exposure time 1/125 sec
Focal length 60mm
ISO 200

Bottom pic
F-stop f/2.8
Exposure time 1/125 sec
Focal length 60mm
ISO 200

Bluebells New Edit

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

Golden Orange

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

 

Cow Parsley

On my glorious bike rides through the back lanes, Cow Parsley, Anthriscus sylvestris, is starting to fill the hedgerows.

It was used in traditional medicines and is said to help treat various ailments, such as stomach and kidney problems, breathing difficulties and colds. It has always been used as mosquito repellent.

Common names nowadays are cow parsley, Queen Anne’s lace, mother die, fairy lace, lady’s lace, hedge parsley.

The name ‘Mother die’ or ‘Mummy die’, was used to frighten children into thinking that if they picked cow parsley, their mother would die. This was intended to deter children from potentially picking deadly hemlock.

“We were terrified of mother-die”

Plant Lore

“Devil’s bread”

Plant Lore

“Scabby May”

Plant Lore

Wednesday Flowers

A quick edits of flowers that my friend had bought to cheer the house […]

Springtime Flowers

Have you noticed that that the days are getting longer and that colours are […]

 

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 least it’s dry.

I’ve spent most of the weekend in the garden and my garden project is nearly complete, I’ll put a before and after up later on.

May 1st and Breezy Knees Gardens in Warthill are open again for the season. Lots of pretty blossom on the trees and lots of flowers in bloom. I can’t wait to see how the gardens change throughout the year. A quick video of part of my visit. Let me know if you want to see more like this.

A big THANK YOU to all who have bought me a coffee (donated) to keep my page up and running, it is much appreciated. If you want to make a one of ‘coffee’ please see the link at the bottom of the page.

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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 […]

 

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.

A big THANK YOU to all who have bought me a coffee (donated) to keep my page up and running, it is much appreciated. If you want to make a one of ‘coffee’ please see the link at the bottom of the page.

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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 […]

 

Wednesday Flowers

A quick edits of flowers that my friend had bought to cheer the house up, I think you’ll agree that they did.

Flowers always make people better, happier, and more helpful;

they are sunshine, food and medicine for the soul

L Burbank

June silence

Sorry for the silence but what a hot and sunny week this has been; […]

Hello June

Wow it’s been a week since my last post! I’ve just been so busy […]

June

Well, May was a busy month!I was commissioned to photograph a very beautiful (and […]