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 […]

 

Sunday Sun Salutation

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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. This took over an hour for them to slowly turn to face the sun condensed into 20 seconds!

Let me know if you would like to see more nature videos or any of the places that I visited and photograph.🌱

SUN SALUTATION

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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 has brought out […]

Springtime at last!?

Gosh I’m sorry I’ve not posted in a while; the lighter mornings and longer afternoons are seeing me more in the garden. My daily commute takes me […]

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Robins

For the past few weeks, every time I pop into the garden, there appears two Robins watching my every move. They wait for me to fill up […]

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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
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F-stop f/2.8
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Focal length 60mm
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F-stop f/2.8
Exposure time 1/125 sec
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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”

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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 […]

 

Golden Orange

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More scrumptious colours today SJ Butler Photography
Golden leaves – Sue Butler Photography
Mini pumpkins and gourds – Sue Butler Photography
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Pumpkins

I have been growing some mini pumpkins for my window display next week and I have managed to salvaged […]

Autumnal Equinox

While the county may be enjoying a patch of warm weather, today marks the end of summer months and the start of […]

Golden Brown…

Today is chilly and miserable. I was really tempted to go out after work to take some photographs of […]

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.

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

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

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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