JUNE PORTFOLIO

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What a most beautiful start to the weekend. Enjoy the sun and have a lovely day!

Over the past 6 years I have been creating a Portfolio of some of images from the month. If you would to view them scan the QR code or simply follow this link, thank you.

Portfolios

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July

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

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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! 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 PORTFOLIO

What a most beautiful start to the weekend. Enjoy the sun and have a lovely day! Over the past 6 […]

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!

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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 18o
With the lovely weather has brought out lots of dandelions, daffodils, bees, blossom and green leaves.

Good News! The clocks are changing tonight (March 27th UK) marks the beginning of Daylight Saving Time – and Mothering Sunday. Also known simply as ‘summer time’, Daylight Savings in the UK runs from the last Sunday of March to the end of October. I am so glad and looking forward to being able to sit outside longer with a glass of the fizzy stuff!

Many will be glad to shake off winter (especially me) – although wintry weather is expected this week – as we move further along 2022.

Longer days and later sunsets are also ahead because ‘astronomical spring’ – based off the position of Earth’s orbit in relation to the sun – officially started on March 20th. The clocks will change at 1am on the 27th, jumping ahead one hour. Daylight Savings is observed on different days worldwide as America and Canada changed their clocks two weeks ago.

It’s not about “having” time.

It’s about making time.

Busy July

What a most beautiful start to the start of the UK Summer holidays. A […]

Hello June

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

Saturday Motivation

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

 

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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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.

January to July 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 […]

August

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.

Last Day July

My portfolio from July 2022, hope you like seeing my work from this month, looking forward to seeing what August brings (more heat waves?).CLICK July 2022 to see portfolio.

It’s raining a bit…

It’s raining just a little bit this afternoon!

Rainy Days

There is nothing better that cycling home through the woods and smelling the wet earth & foliage.I wish I could bottle the intoxicating aroma of Bluebells, Wild Garlic, Cow Parsley and wet leaves. Petrichor. The wonderful smell in the air after it’s been raining.

Cuppa, tea, glasses

Sirimiri

This morning there was a light rain, fine drizzle or a Sirimiri. The type that seems to soak you and makes my hair go curly. I like the Spanish work Sirimiri to describe this type of rain. You would think that it’s not a good day for taking photographs but with careful planning you can […]

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Summer Solstice

The summer solstice, otherwise known as the longest day of the year, is on the June 21, marking the return of brighter evenings and hopefully more time to spend out with my camera!

The UK will enjoy 16 hours and 38 minutes
of daylight.

The sun will rise at 4.52am and set at 9.26pm.

The solstice officially marks the beginning of the astronomical summer, which ends when the autumn equinox falls on September 22. Day and night will be at almost equal length on this day, as the sun crosses the celestial equator and moves southward into the northern hemisphere.

The term ‘solstice’ derives from the Latin word ‘solstitium’, meaning ‘sun standing still’.
Some prefer the more teutonic term ‘sunturn’ to describe the event.

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What happens during the summer solstice?

There are two solstices each year – one in the winter and one in the summer. The summer solstice occurs when the tilt of Earth’s axis is most inclined towards the sun and is directly above the Tropic of Cancer.

Traditionally, the summer solstice period fell between the planting and harvesting of crops, leaving people who worked the land time to relax. This is why June became the traditional month for weddings.

It signals the moment the sun’s path stops moving northward in the sky, and the start of days becoming steadily shorter as the slow march towards winter begins. 

Astrologers say the sun seems to ‘stand still’ at the point on the horizon where it appears to rise and set, before moving off in the reverse direction.

However, we won’t notice the days becoming shorter for a while. The shortest day of the year isn’t until Monday, December 21, known as the winter solstice; it lasts for 7 hours and 50 minutes in Britain, which is 8 hours, 48 minutes shorter than the June solstice.

So there you have the Summer Solstice in a nut shell – if my sleep pattern is still the same in a few days I will be up to see the sun rise!

June Sunset

Sunsets, sunsets and more sunsets! Hope you like these montages of sunsets over the past few weeks, They have been stunning, too early for me to be up at sunrise at the moment so sunsets will have to do for now! As the Sun is low on the horizon at sunrise & sunset, sunlight has […]

June silence

Sorry for the silence but what a hot and sunny week this has been; of course now it is the weekend it’s gone cooler again! Have been very busy with work and the garden but I’ve got some stunning sunset shots. This is a quick phone shot, I’ll update with more later on.

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.

Good morning

Another beautiful cold and frosty day & another beautiful sunrise. January is turning out to be a month for stunning sunrises and sunsets.

Sun Rise January

Another beautiful cold and frosty day & another beautiful sunrise. January is turning out to be a month for stunning sunrises and sunsets.

Wolf Moon

The first full moon of 2022 is the Wolf Moon, which was on Monday 17th January 2022. This full moon was so named because villagers used to hear packs of wolves howling in hunger around this time of the year. It’s also known as the Old Moon, Ice Moon and Snow Moon, although the latter […]

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