Asters

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I had to take Roley to the vet first thing this morning for his annual check-up and vaccinations (the good news being that there’s nothing wrong with him that losing some weight wouldn’t correct), after which I took both dogs … Continued

Curvy

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I’ve blipped this orchid before, but not from this angle, and not in such extreme close-up. This shot was taken with the 21mm extension tube on the 50mm lens. The more you look at them, the more extraordinary these orchids … Continued

Helenium

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I got up this morning with the thought of going to Prestbury Hill nature reserve, but then I checked the weather forecast and decided against it. This turned out to be a good decision, because it heaved down for most … Continued

Echinacea

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I was contemplating taking a mystery macro shot this morning, but not feeling very fired by the idea, if I’m honest – photography is such a documentary art for me that I have to be in an unusually skittish mood … Continued

Mono Monday: Bigger

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We’ve now had the results back from Arthur’s biopsy, and I’m happy to say that the lump on his chest is operable. He’s going onto a pre-operative course of antibiotics tomorrow, and the surgery is booked for Wednesday of next … Continued

Speckled Wood

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This may not be the most exciting photo I’ve ever taken, but I was pleased to have spotted and snapped another species of butterfly which was new to me. It’s extraordinary how ignorant I was about insects before I became … Continued

Watching…

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You may not be able to tell, but Roley is watching me from under that fringe. Just in case I might try to leave the room without him, or (worse) eat something without sharing it. I wanted to feature Arthur … Continued

Cosmos

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Firstly, I’d like to get the apology out of the way: I’ve been a very poor blipmate recently, and for that I’m sorry. Two months of hosting challenges, followed by a holiday and then the Big Birthday, have meant that … Continued

The Big Birthday

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Thanks to everyone who posted good wishes for R’s birthday celebration today. We have had a lovely family day, and I think that so far he’s finding being 60 pretty much like being 59, but with more presents. As the … Continued

Painted Lady

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This morning was warm and sunny – and yet there was a kind of edge to the air that made it feel as though autumn was just around the corner. I walked the dogs through a field where there was … Continued

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