Well this week has gone fast don’t you think? It has been such a warm & sunny week, I hope it stays like this! More and more flowers are appearing in the garden, Allium, Poppies, Cornflowers to name a few. Hope you like the small collection below, ley me know which is your favourite.
Not long to go before my showcase at No3 Heworth. This time I will be showcasing my cyanotype pictures and cards. Pop along if you you are in the vicinity during June. You can view my prints here or buy my cards here.
Well this week looks like it’s going to be a lovely one (apart from today!) A few edits from the past 2 weeks of May, I have been super busy in the greenhouse and the garden. I’ve managed to take down a shed and to find lots of wood bees in a corner behind the shed. They are not doing any harm so I’m leaving them to carry on with their business!
In 2 weeks time I will be showcasing my work at No3 Heworth. This time I will be showcasing my cyanotype pictures and cards. Pop along if you you are in the vicinity during June. You can view my prints here or buy my cards here.
It has been a brilliant start to a new week; time is flying pat so fast I can’t believe it’s the 10th May already. I was very motivated over the weekend and ended up getting my macro (close-up) lens out. These gorgeous plants look even more magical with early morning dew on. I took far too many images, so still wading through them!
“Magic waited for me in the morning dew of this brand new day.”
“One morning, very early, when the sun was up, I rose & found the shiny dew on every buttercup.”
Robert Louis Stevenson
“West, North, & South the children of Men spread and wandered, & their joy was the joy of the morning before the dew is dry, when every leaf is green.”
Top pic F-stop f/7.1 Exposure time 1/400 sec Focal length 60mm ISO 200
Middle pic F-stop f/2.8 Exposure time 1/125 sec Focal length 60mm ISO 200
Bottom pic F-stop f/2.8 Exposure time 1/125 sec Focal length 60mm ISO 200
On my glorious bike rides through the back lanes, Cow Parsley, Anthriscus sylvestris, is starting to fill the hedgerows.
It was used in traditional medicines and is said to help treat various ailments, such as stomach and kidney problems, breathing difficulties and colds. It has always been used as mosquito repellent.
Common names nowadays are cow parsley, Queen Anne’s lace, mother die, fairy lace, lady’s lace, hedge parsley.
The name ‘Mother die’ or ‘Mummy die’, was used to frighten children into thinking that if they picked cow parsley, their mother would die. This was intended to deter children from potentially picking deadly hemlock.
What a glorious day! As promised here’s a few photographs from my trip to one Bluebell patch in some woodland very near to where I live. It is so lovely to see a carpet of blue on a late afternoon dancing in the sunshine.
Hope you are all having a great Bank Holiday (UK) weekend? I’m having a lovely one: the weather could be a bit sunnier but at least it’s dry.
I’ve spent most of the weekend in the garden and my garden project is nearly complete, I’ll put a before and after up later on.
May 1st and Breezy Knees Gardens in Warthill are open again for the season. Lots of pretty blossom on the trees and lots of flowers in bloom. I can’t wait to see how the gardens change throughout the year. A quick video of part of my visit. Let me know if you want to see more like this.
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Well May’s nearly over and I can say that it has been one of the wettest. My garden is like a swamp and there is no way that my lawn is going to get cut for a long time. The lawnmower will sink!
I have planted out some sunflowers in the front garden but the slugs & snails have found them and now there is nothing left apart from a stalk sticking up out of the ground. Silver, slimy trails meander from the place my sunflowers were once growing, back into the undergrowth, so I’m rather reluctant to plant any more out at the moment!
Putting a part of yourself into what you’re doing
(Noun / Origin: Greek / me·ra·ki)
This is a modern Greek word that’s often used to describe the instance wherein you leave a part of yourself (your soul, creativity, or love) in your work – so it’s like when you intensely love to do something or just about anything that you put something of yourself into it.