Last Day July

My portfolio from July 2022, hope you like seeing my work from this month, looking forward to seeing what August brings (more heat waves?).
CLICK July 2022 to see portfolio.

Knaresbrough

I’ve been rather busy at work lately, hence the silence and I’ve also been busy out and about…

Komorebi

Komorebi (n.)Pronunciation: KOH-MOH-REHB-iOrigin: JapaneseDefinition: The effect of sunlight filtering through the leaves of trees; The interplay of the aesthetics…

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JUNE PORTFOLIO

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Over the past 6 years I have been creating a Portfolio of some of images from the month. If you would to view them scan the QR code or simply follow this link, thank you.

Portfolios

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July

Throughout the year at the beginning of each month I will…

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Journal 2022

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Over the past 3 years I have been keeping a journal of my travels and some of my many images that I have taken month by month. I’m a bit behind this year but hopefully by the end of this month it will be up to date.

I am toying with the idea to create an e-book of my journal entries. I don’t know if any of you would want to read/look at my images in a form of e-book? There’s a fun poll if you’d like to let me know what you think (thanks in advance).

Some of the possible images that would be in my e-book

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Big Butterfly Count

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People across the UK are being asked to take part in an annual count of butterflies starting on the 15th July.

I was only thinking the other day that I had not seen many butterflies at all in my garden or on the country lanes when I go cycling.

The Big Butterfly Count is a nationwide citizen science survey aimed at helping us assess the health of our environment. It was launched in 2010 and has rapidly become the world’s biggest survey of butterflies. Over 107,000 citizen scientists took part in 2021, submitting 152,039 counts of butterflies and day-flying moths from across the UK.

Big Butterfly Count could provide key research on the impact of climate change on wildlife.

Members of the public should spend 15 minutes outside counting the number and type of butterflies they see.

The annual count will take place over the next three weeks starting on the 15th July.

Packham, who is vice-president of Butterfly Conservation, said: “Biodiversity and climate crisis is an urgent issue and it can be overwhelming to think about what we can do as individuals to really make a difference.

…low numbers of speckled wood butterflies, while small tortoiseshells, commas, green-veined whites, large whites and red admirals 

Butterfly Conservation

“Because butterflies and moths make excellent indicators of the impacts of climate change and other human environmental factors, collecting data on their numbers is really important.

If you want to get involved or find out more visit these links.
You can also download a fabulous poster to help identify the butterflies and day time moths!

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Big Butterfly Count

People across the UK are being asked to take part in an annual count of butterflies amid fears they have…

Butterflies

Hope you are having a good week so far? I’ve been seeing more and more butterflies round the garden and…

Autumn Chill

Today is so cold that I dragged my big coat and boots from the loft ready to start wearing again.…

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Rainy Days

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There is nothing better that cycling home through the woods and smelling the wet earth & foliage.
I wish I could bottle the intoxicating aroma of Bluebells, Wild Garlic, Cow Parsley and wet leaves.

Petrichor.

The wonderful smell in the air after it’s been raining.
Wet leaves after the rain

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Rain, rain, rain…

Non stop rain all day, you can tell it’s approaching the Summer holidays! Everything is sodden, so not in the mood for taking any images…

A change of weather

Well since November has started it’s been cold, damp and miserable. I can’t wait until shops start putting up their decorations in the run up…

Sunday Memories

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It’s Sunday so let’s me take you back to some stunning sunrises and sunsets from a few years ago!

The early bird catching the bird (or mouse!) – By SJ Butler
Stunning morning colours – By SJ Butler
Beautiful evening colours – By SJ Butler
Heart Stone & Sunset – By SJ Butler
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Sunday Memories

I was having a sort out of my hard drive and I came across this video of The Beast from…

Spring Memories

A few images from past Springtime. I just love the colours and the freshness of Spring. The first Daffodil has…

Memories of Spring 2018

Well another weekend (nearly) already! As there has not been any gorgeous sunrises or sunsets this week (or none that…

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Hello June

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Wow it’s been a week since my last post! I’ve just been so busy with work and gardening and all the other stuff that happens!

I visited Beningbrough Hall Gardens, Breezy Knees Gardens and editing a stack loads of photographs. Enjoy your Sunday and take lots of pictures!

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JUNE PORTFOLIO

What a most beautiful start to the weekend. Enjoy the sun and have a lovely day! Over the past 6…

June

What a hot and sunny week this has been; of course now it is the weekend it’s gone cooler again!…

Sunday Memories

It’s Sunday so let’s me take you back to some stunning sunrises and sunsets from a few years ago!

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Saturday Motivation

“Magic waited for me in the morning dew of this brand new day.”

BL Bates

Bluebells New Edit

What a glorious day!As promised here’s a few photographs from my trip to one…

Golden Orange

I managed to get out for a short walk on Sunday. The weather was…

 

Sunday Sun Salutation

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A bit of seed Yoga

I thought I would show you a little time lapse of my sunflower slowly bending towards the sun from last year. This took over an hour for them to slowly turn to face the sun condensed into 20 seconds!

Let me know if you would like to see more nature videos or any of the places that I visited and photograph.🌱

SUN SALUTATION

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Time

It’s been a glorious week. Getting back into the garden is a great feeling especially when the temperature has hit 18oWith the lovely weather has brought out…

Springtime at last!?

Gosh I’m sorry I’ve not posted in a while; the lighter mornings and longer afternoons are seeing me more in the garden. My daily commute takes me…

Robins

For the past few weeks, every time I pop into the garden, there appears two Robins watching my every move. They wait for me to fill up…

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A Touch of Green

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.”

BL Bates

“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.”

J.R.R. Tolkien

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Bluebells New Edit

What a glorious day!As promised here’s a few photographs from my trip to one…

Golden Orange

I managed to get out for a short walk on Sunday. The weather was…