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! […]

 

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 […]

 

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

Top pic
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 […]

 

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 […]

 

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

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

 

May

Throughout the year at the beginning of each month I will created a short video of photographs from that month from around 2016-2021. I hope that you will enjoy watching them.

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