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Lovely lavender

You can’t really tell from these photos but this little lavender farm was buzzing with a million bees. The smell was amazing too – I can see why the bees like it there so much!…

Digital Photography

British Summer Time

Farewell Greenwich Mean Time, see you in six months! The clocks went forward at the weekend – hoo-flippin-ray! Even if the clocks hadn’t been moved forwards though, there’s an abundance of signs all around that spring is finally here.…



Clearing the garden ready for the impending winter I rescued this very exotic looking lilly which I have no recollection of ever planting. Goodness knows how it’s managed to survive the frosts we’ve been having, it looked a bit…

Digital Photography

Blue Monday

This is where I can show off one of the few proper flower names I know; echinops. I have no idea why that particular one has lodged itself in the tiny bit of my brain that actually remembers the…

Digital Photography

August break XXV

This is the lovely orchid I got for my birthday a couple of months ago – it has now gone te way of all houseplants in my care and is a petal-free stem looking very forlorn. Here it is…

Instant Photography

August break XI

There’s a little corner of my garden where the sun always shines… Polaroid SX-70 + 600 film + ND filter on film pack…

Digital Photography

Dust off your cameras

The ever inspiring (and lovely) Susannah has had a super brainwave and I think we should all join in. Intriged? It’s ‘The August Break 2010’. This doesn’t mean there won’t be anything to see here, in fact there will…

Digital Instant Photography


I finished work yesterday and took a diversion on my necessary journey into town to visit the rose gardens in the park. Canon 5D MkII + 85mm f/1.8 lens + some ‘photoshopping’ Wow, is all I can say. It’s…

Digital Photography

Just a coupla pics

I’m not sure what this shrubby thing is but it looks lovely against the blue, blue sky… Talking of blue, I know what this is – forget-me-nots have to be the best named flower, ever (after The Stinking Corpse…

Digital Photography

Wistfulness & wisteria

And, exhale. It’s all over (in so many ways). Yes I am still banging on about politics and yes, I am being a little melodramatic. Sorry. Time for drawing lines now; time to dust off and start again. Anyhoo…