April: Macros in the Garden

HeyJude who runs  a great website The Earth Laughs in Flowers  has invited us to go out into our gardens in the month of April and take some close-ups. I thought I’d have a go even though flower photography isn’t my strong point. So I dutifully took a daffodil, and then luckily I saw a peacock Read more about April: Macros in the Garden[…]


After all the heavy rain last night the grass was extra green this morning, the canal towpath was extra muddy, the dandelions were extra yellow and this small tortoiseshell butterfly seemed brand new. I love seeing them like this, backlit by the sun and with a light dusting of pollen. It’s just perfection.   

In Praise of…………….Speckled Woods

Went hunting for orange-tip butterflies again today but, for third day in a row, had no luck. There were lots of Speckled Woods though and when I voiced my disappointment, as in, “Oh, it’s JUST another Speckled Wood”, I realised that these little “plain, ordinary, brown” butterflies deserve far more appreciation from me than I Read more about In Praise of…………….Speckled Woods[…]

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