Girafferacing's PhotoBlog

The Angelica plants in our garden have gone completely crazy in the last few weeks and one corner of the border now looks like a rainforest. There are times…

My Dad and I visited an auction today, albeit one aimed at a rather niche market. Our destination was a village outside Leicester, where a massive selection of…

I spent some time out in the sunshine today, observing the wildlife in our garden. The bird feeding station was busy, mostly occupied by squabbling starlings or…

After lots of preparation I ran my first workshop at Hatfield Forest today, with assistance from my colleague Ben. We had three keen students who were keen to…

Our birdbox has been a hive of activity lately, with bluetits popping in and out bearing food every few minutes. Judging by the level of activity they have a…

I had another afternoon in my little kiosk at Hatfield Forest today, with this glorious golden scene to look at. I’m sure yet more buttercups have emerged since…

My visit to Saltburn continued overnight and I made two new feline friends. Jemima and Thomas live with their humans, Clare and Peter, who kindly put me up for…

I may do a lot of mileage for my job but one of the advantages is being able to visit new places. Heading north east, I ended up in Saltburn today and headed…

The landscape outside my ‘office’ at Hatfield Forest has taken on a different hue over the last week. Where once there was plain green grass, it is now carpeted…

As I worked in the garden this afternoon our bird feeding station was a hive of activity. The bluetits were working overtime to keep their young brood fed in…

I did a practice run for my photography workshops at Hatfield Forest today, with one of our volunteers being my practice student. We had a good day and David…

Our long weekend at Cricket St. Thomas came to an end this morning, so I took a gentle amble through the hotel grounds before breakfast. It would have been…

We headed to the seaside today, with the task of finding a photo that illustrated the concept of happiness. Lyme Regis was bathed in sunshine and, with…

Every year our camera club holds a weekend away, a mix of holiday and full on photography - this year our destination is Cricket St. Thomas in Somerset. At…

I never seem to have much luck with the weather at Stourhead. When I last visited, a little over four years ago, the sun was shining but it was incredibly hazy.…

It’s been a while since I had the opportunity to do much writing about photography (aside from my daily posts here). I’ve put this right over the last couple of…

What a difference a day makes! After yesterday’s gales and squally showers, the sun came out today and I enjoyed a very different sort of day at work. I didn’t…

Ten days ago we were basking in scorching temperatures and it really felt like spring was here and, perhaps, summer wasn’t too far round the corner. How wrong…
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