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.

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The Golden Hour

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

Golden Orange

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Butterflies

Hope you are having a good weekend so far? I’ve been seeing more and more butterflies round the garden and fields which is something that I have missed over the winter months. Send me your pictures of Butterflies where you are.

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Beautiful Flowers

Well this week has gone fast don’t you think? It has been such a […]

 

Cat Sun Salutations

Two posts this morning!

Thought I would share a picture of Z and J cat sat on their little yoga mats enjoying the morning sunshine.

Oh to be a cat!

Saturday Motivation

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

 

Butterflies

Hope you are having a good week so far? I’ve been seeing more and more butterflies round the garden and fields which is something that I have missed over the winter months. Send me your pictures of Butterflies where you are.

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Cow Parsley

On my glorious bike rides through the back lanes, Cow Parsley, Anthriscus sylvestris, is […]

Sunday Memories

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Wednesday Flowers

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

 

Busy, busy, busy

Hope you are all had a great weekend? I had a lovely one and the weather was absolutely gorgeous; the added bonus that the clocks went back into British Summer time yay!

I spent most of the weekend in the garden planting plenty of seeds in the greenhouse, looking forward to seeing them grown and flower in the following months (I hope you like the edit of the boots? They were from when I visited Ripley Castle a few years ago).

My grass got it’s first mow of the year and even better still I found my ‘missing’ camera battery so all is good in my little world.

Butterflies

Hope you are having a good weekend so far? I’ve been seeing more and […]

Butterflies

Hope you are having a good week so far? I’ve been seeing more and […]

 

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 estate is on foot, taking in the stunning sights of the 1500 acres of Capability Brown landscaped gardens, woodland and park areas.

Temple Newsam is famous as the birth place of Lord Darnley, the notorious husband of Mary Queen of Scots, it’s been described as one of the best heritage properties in Britain.

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SJ Butler Photography

 

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 […]

Easter holiday in York II

A few images from my camera phone from today. I visited National Trust property Goddard’s this afternoon. The garden looked stunning in their April colours and blossoms. Goddard’s has five acres of garden rooms to walk through that used to be […]

Tulips

Hope you’re enjoying the good weath and had a lovely weekend? The garden is looking super at this tome of year, hope yours is too!  

Breezy Knees

Twenty acres they are one of the largest gardens in the North of England and with over 7,000 different varieties of plants to discover, there’s always lots to see, with the extensive borders that form the heart of the gardens giving a succession of flowers all the way through from May to the end of September.

Breezy Knees is a beautiful place to visit and it must be quite a few years since my last visit. It is really worth a visit it is so beautiful.

Complementing these are a series of seasonal highlights, starting in May and June with the tranquility of the Pond and Shade Garden, special collections of irises and peonies and both the Rock and Shade Gardens, with their mass of early summer blooms.

By mid-summer the annual meadow is at its best, the Cottage Garden brimming with colour and the Rose Garden full of fragrance. Through August the main borders remain a riot of colour and finally, the special September Garden with its late season blooms and the Conifer Garden, with its majestic grasses, will be at their peak as the summer draws to a close.

Sunday Memories

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June Memories

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June in Pictures



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.