Fruits Of Labour

I am close to deciding on my final cut for the Everton Festival Photographic Competition. Many painful decisions are being made now, concerning which shots to leave out. In order seriously to consider the deer having her nose scratched I have converted this image to Black and White, thus giving a sharper silhouette. This is,Continue reading “Fruits Of Labour”

Seeking Camouflage

CLICK ON IMAGES TO ENLARGE. REPEAT IF REQUIRED. The sun has returned after several days’ absence. I wandered around the garden with a camera. These photographs reflect the current conditions in our plot. Hibiscuses are now in full bloom. This one is at the front; as is this yellow climbing nasturtium sharing the garage frontageContinue reading “Seeking Camouflage”

Promise

CLICK ON IMAGES TO ENLARGE. THOSE IN GROUPS LEAD TO GALLERIES THAT CAN BE VIEWED FULL SIZE. Today was ultra gloomy, but with promise of good things to come. Now it is much milder again, the garden appeared to have forgotten the recent day of frost. I made a start on the winter clearance. AContinue reading “Promise”

The Pool

CLICK ON IMAGES TO ENLARGE. REPEAT IF REQUIRED. Following on from my post of two days ago I scanned a few more slides from The Dumb Flea holiday. Here Becky sits in the garden with her two regular charges, David and Samuel. Yes, that is a pet rabbit hopping about. Another great attraction was the pool.Continue reading “The Pool”

The Darling Buds Of May

CLICK ON IMAGES TO ENLARGE THEM. REPEAT IF NECESSARY. THIS IS PARTICULARLY USEFUL IN AN OWL HUNT Today being drier and a little brighter than yesterday, there were enough glimpses of sunlight to be more conducive to garden photography. New clematises are emerging daily. Mostly, as with this Piilu, I am grateful for the identity labels,Continue reading “The Darling Buds Of May”

Exhuming Queen Victoria

On a bright, sunny, morning I rambled around the garden, down the lane, along Roger’s footpath and back. From our patio can be seen a rhododendron, geranium palmatums, petunias, foxgloves, and fennel. The centre of the Phantom Path gives a view towards that shown above. We can also see that the clematis Star of India and anContinue reading “Exhuming Queen Victoria”