Girafferacing's Plants and flowers Posts

The floor of Alsa Woods has changed colour over the last week or two, shrouded in a thick carpet of bluebell leaves. It’ll be a little while before the lush…

The blackthorn trees around the spinney are covered in blossom now – a welcome sight after the long winter. During my walk this afternoon I stopped to take a…

I walked a long circuit around the village this afternoon, taking in the Aubrey Buxton Nature Reserve once again and it was lovely to see more hints of…

It may have felt like a very long winter, but there’s nothing better to make you feel spring might just be on its way than the sight of a carpet of snowdrops.…

After a hard frost overnight we were hoping for snow today. The path of the storm seemed to be heading our way, but I decided to make the most of the cold…

During a short walk this afternoon I took a handful of photos in the spinney, quite expecting them to become the latest additions to my monochrome month. On…

Our camera club was back in action this week, with a talk by Glenys Garnett about some of her creative photography techniques. She told us all about using…

I felt a spot of slow photography was in order this morning, so I took one of my pinhole cameras along for my walk at Hatfield Forest. Pausing to take photos in…

Much as I enjoy my Monday morning strolls around the gardens at Audley End I just couldn’t get inspired today. I found some beautiful colour in the walled…

One of the things I miss about living so far inland is the chance to take an impromptu stroll by the sea. Today’s day trip to north Norfolk brought us close to…

Last week I booked a ticket to visit the RHS gardens at Hyde Hall for this morning, hoping for good weather. Sadly my hopes were dashed and I woke up to heavy…

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…
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