Girafferacing's Plants and flowers Posts

For the official first day of summer I returned to the Aubrey Buxton Nature Reserve. Sometimes travelling light, as I did today with just a camera and single…

Sunday has come to be our regular day for a longish walk, exploring more of the paths in and around Elsenham. Today we plumped for a route which skirted around…

Today’s walk was a simple stroll through Alsa Woods with my compact camera. The bluebells are gradually fading now so I focused my photographic attentions on…

We’ve barely seen a drop of rain since the lockdown started so it was a shock to see grey skies and endless drizzle first thing this morning. The garden could…

With a few frames of pinhole photos left to shoot I went out this morning to use them up around the local nature reserve, but took a digital camera along for…

After a day working indoors I escaped for a walk in Alsa Woods this evening. As the sun dropped towards the horizon the light became more and more golden. I…

The bluebells in Alsa Woods are really in their prime now. I took a gentle stroll through this glorious carpet of blue on my way home from the post office today…

My walk today wasn’t so much a photographic expedition as a quick dash to the post box between teaching lessons. I still took a slightly circuitous route,…

Henri, my little Lego photographer accompanied me to Alsa Woods this morning for a spot of bluebell hunting. I was astonished on Sunday to realise these woods…

In my bid to extract every last photographic possibility from my tulip I focused today on the stem and the final petal. With a piece of tissue paper over the…

Our rescued tulip has continued its demise today, with three of the petals giving way to gravity. I thought I’d take a different approach with it this time,…

The tulip Kevin rescued from our garden last week is still on our dining room windowsill, gently drifting into old age and decay. One of our camera club…

I intended to share some more film photos today, but during a quick walk to the post office this afternoon I came across so much spring blossom I just had to…

While I’ve been able to get out and about with my camera on the pretext of exercising I’ve kept my prime lens project in mind, shooting some of the time with my…

Our garden is becoming more colourful now as our bulbs begin to come into flower. This particular tulip was felled by the wind a couple of days ago before the…

I know, my posts are like London buses – you wait ages then three come along at once! What can I say, when I’m offered photographic opportunities I’m not going…

The war photographer Robert Capa once said “If your pictures aren’t good enough, you’re not close enough” – a concept I took to heart during a stroll around…

I’ve spent very little time at Hatfield Forest beyond my working hours this winter, so it was a pleasure to simply stroll with camera today. The sun was out,…

I set my alarm early this morning and peeked out of the window. Seeing the glow of some early morning sun I got dressed and headed out into West Dean Gardens,…

As photography has become ever more of an obsession for me, one thing I have come to appreciate is the way light falls on the world around me. If you’d told me…
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