Apocalyptic

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I don’t know what the people of the Vale have been up to, to deserve this – but I bet they’re sorry now. Somewhere out there in Middle Earth, two little Hobbits are bravely struggling towards Bredon Hill Mount Doom, … Continued

Sunrise

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I’ve been meaning to do a dawn shot for the past few days, but not quite managing to get myself out of the house on time – and I almost didn’t this morning either. I woke up shortly after 7am … Continued

Pink

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I went up to Cotswold Garden Flowers this afternoon, to buy an echeveria to replace the one I’d unwisely left outside through the recent wet weather – they don’t care for standing water, and both its heads had rotted off. The … Continued

Undecided

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R and I spent an hour in the garden this afternoon, clearing weeds and brambles. I’d like to say that you can see the difference we’ve made, but the beds don’t actually look noticeably better – it’s just the heap … Continued

Lurking

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I sneaked a few shots of this squirrel eating from the seed feeder before it realised that I was stalking it – at which point it whisked back up into the apple tree. I could still see its tail though, … Continued

Hoverfly

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I managed to get the dogs almost round their morning walk before the rain started – but once it began, it didn’t let up until mid-afternoon. The new camera is weather sealed, but my lenses aren’t and neither am I, … Continued

Mono Monday: Fun

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“FUN??? Do I look as though I’m having fun???” My 5DMkIII arrived this morning. I wouldn’t describe ploughing through its 400-page manual and trying to set up its many, many functions so that the operation is at least vaguely familiar … Continued

Late flowering

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You know when someone puts a meal in front of you that looks and smells soooooo delicious that you just can’t resist standing on the chair and diving right into the middle of the plate? No….? Just me then? Perhaps … Continued

Anemone

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I’ve been photographing the blooms of this Japanese anemone ‘Queen Charlotte’ for weeks now, but none of the earlier photos made it into my journal. I went out into the garden this afternoon looking for bugs, but it was cold … Continued

Succulent

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I had another busy day today – mostly doing admin, and cleaning up my computer to try to get it running a little better. I know I’m going to have to make a decision about its replacement pretty soon, but … Continued

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