Category Archives: Garden Plants and Wild Flowers

Geraniums

Go anywhere in Switzerland and on balconies and in window boxes you will see Geraniums – red ones and pinks ones. The same is true of other European countries. Geraniums add a welcome splash of colour. Currently we have a … Continue reading

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Lily Pads

On many occasions we have to take life as we find it. Same goes for photography. Those who have the foresight, have done the research, or just strike it lucky are the fortunate ones. Today’s images are an example of … Continue reading

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Dandelion Clock

Dandelions are pretty when they are wild, but a nightmare when they infest and ruin your lawn. In bloom, and also as a seed head, they have a simple but beautiful symmetry. It’s my impression that the Dandelion season arrived … Continue reading

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Snowdrops through a Mirror

The seasonal year is peppered with icons. We measure the progress of the year via these seasonal events. Snowdrops are one of the first blooms to flower, appearing often in mid February. So far this year I have not photographed … Continue reading

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Poinsettia Leaf

It’s been a busy week with images accumulating. For one image I didn’t have far to travel – just a few steps to the front window, where on a table sits the Poinsettia that I bought before Christmas. This is … Continue reading

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Green Diagonal

I walked into an unlikely and rather neglected conservatory last week. At first sight it looked rather a mess.  But the sun was filtering through the roof and among the jungle of tropical leaves, there was one giant leaf (palm … Continue reading

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Dog Rose

Dog Rose (Rosa Canina) is a climbing wild rose principally native to Europe. It climbs in a chaotic way into trees or sprawls shrub-like if a tree is not available. This rose is in full bloom and yesterday we found … Continue reading

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Late Light

Every photographer knows there is something special about early morning or evening light. It has warmth, it throws long shadows and has the ability to light-up the landscape. For a brief while in the evening at this time of the … Continue reading

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The Unfurling of Leaves

The Wisteria on our doorstep is being exceptionally cautious this Spring.  It has been on the cusp of flowering for several days now and yet seems reluctant to commit itself to full bloom. However, the little leaflets, soon to be … Continue reading

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Germander Speedwell

Of all the pretty little flowers that bloom in the Spring this is one of my favourites: Germander Speedwell (Veronica Chamaedrys) also known as Bird’s Eye Speedwell. It’s a tiny flower with flower heads of up to just 4mm across. … Continue reading

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