February Reflections

My portfolio from February 2022, hope you like seeing my work from this month, looking forward to seeing what February brings. CLICK February 2022 to see portfolio.

River Ouse January – SJ Butler Photography
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Thursday Throwback

Have you noticed that the Daffodils are flowering or soon to be flowering? On my way to work there are hundreds planted on the road side. […]

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 […]

Sunday Memories

It is Sunday so it must be Memories time again and hope it reminds you of warmer days.
I can hear the rain battering by window and the wind blowing outside. I have fed the birds and tied down the cover of my patio furniture.

Sunflowers reaching for the sun – can’t wait to start growing these again. I may start some of in the next few days once I’ve cleaning the greenhouse out!

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 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!

I also visited York where they had made it into a bee friendly city with tubes of flowers and flower displays all around.

Sunday Memories

It’s Sunday so let’s me take you back to some stunning sunrises and sunsets […]

June

Throughout the year at the beginning of each month I will created a short […]

Sunday Memories

It’s Sunday, so here’s a few memories from one of my favourite places, the […]

Sunday Memories

A few years ago I was highly commended for my image A Tapestry of Leaves by the International Garden Photographer of Year Competition 13.

A Tapestry of Leaves – SJ Butler

I travelled down to London to see my image on show and to see the other winners which were on show in Kew Gardens.
I would have loved to spend more time exploring the gardens but it was a bitter cold day and my train home was leaving at 16:00. Hopefully I will get back there in the Summer to have a longer look.

Kew Gardens

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Sunday Memories

Hope you are all having a great weekend? I’m having a lovely one and the weather is absolutely gorgeous […]

Sunday Memories

It is Sunday so it must be Memories time again and hope it reminds you of warmer days. I […]

Tidying the garden

As the nights are drawing in fast and the weather is getting colder & damper, my garden was in […]

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February

Well hello February!

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.

June silence

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

June

What a hot and sunny week this has been; of course now it is the […]

Hello June

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

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Sunday Memories

It’s Sunday which means were looking back at memories, this time it’s summer flowers. Can you remember the hot sun shining on your face as you sit and watch the world go by? I can’t wait for those days to come again.

Time

It’s been a glorious week. Getting back into the garden is a great feeling especially when the temperature has hit 18oWith the lovely weather […]

June Memories

I can hear the wind blowing outside as I lay in my bed at 05:00. I am now wide awake so I thought I […]

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January Reflections

My portfolio from January 2022, hope you like seeing my work from this month, looking forward to seeing what February brings. CLICK January 2022 to see portfolio.

January 2022

River Ouse January – SJ Butler Photography

Another Friday

Wow! These weeks are flying by (although it work it does feel like the 946Th of January! J cat (and Z cat) wish you a happy […]

Beautiful mornings

This week has been such a fantastic week of sunrises and colours! It makes getting out of bed so much easier when you know you’re going […]

Weekend walks

I’m slowly getting through the images that I took from my January walk week 2 at the Castle Howard Estate. If you look carefully you will […]

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June Memories

I can hear the wind blowing outside as I lay in my bed at 05:00. I am now wide awake so I thought I would post this blog from Summer 2021. I hope it reminds you of warmer days.

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!

I also visited York where they had made it into a bee friendly city with tubes of flowers and flower displays all around.

Sunday Memories

It’s Sunday, so here’s a few memories from one of my favourite places, the Lake District. I haven’t visited for about two years now due to Covid etc and I’m really itching to get […]

January to May 2016-2021

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. If you have […]

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.

Sunday Memories

A trip down memory lane, this time taking a look at some fresh spring/summer colours.

Dragonfly

A quick blog tonight as I’m so tired but I had to share these few images of a Dragonfly that flew into my parent’s garden this […]

Big Butterfly Count

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 […]

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Happy New Year

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Happy 2022 to you all. I hope that this year is going to be happy and enjoyable. I have created a short video of some of the highlights in 2021. To be honest I have taken a lot more images than I thought I had. Hope that you enjoy it, let me know what you think.

Sunday Sun Salutation

A bit of seed Yoga I thought I would show you a little time lapse of my sunflower slowly bending towards the sun from last year. […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Spring Snow II

Well, this has been a cold week; jumpers and hats back out of the cupboard! Today we’ve had more snow – just light flurries on and […]

April

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 […]

March

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 […]

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Happy New Year

H a p p y N e w Y e a r !

Happy 2022 to you all!

What a mild day!

Such a beautiful end to what started as a very wet morning. It is really mild here, with temperatures set to reach 16 by Friday. That’s […]

Christmas Eve Eve

Ooo! You’re getting two posts from me today! A really damp and grey day again. This time we went out for a lovely walk near the […]

When does winter start?

How you define the first day of winter depends on whether you are referring to the astronomical or meteorological winter. The day in our calendar that […]

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