Category Archives: Microscapes

Spring Sprung

I was surprised to realize that I had yet to post an image of Spring. Life has been unusually busy recently and Spring didn’t just arrive – it exploded into life. It was a case of ‘blink and you missed … Continue reading

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Today’s headline image is unusual for me as it takes in a broad sweep of woodland – not my normal approach to this environment. This image was taken yesterday on a visit to our local Nature Reserve – a five-minute … Continue reading

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A shaft of light

We’ve reached that time of the year when the Greens look tired and shabby. That wonderful palette of greens that we enjoyed a few short months ago has gone, to be replaced by a homogenous tone. I was in the … Continue reading

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Hanging There

It was wall-to-wall sunshine yesterday, an unusual phenomenon recently (normal service has been resumed today – it’s raining)! A beautiful day for getting out there and capturing the colours of Autumn. We returned to Wrest Park to walk through the … Continue reading

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On borrowed time

Autumn is creeping up on us in the UK, patchily. It’s a time of the year that has intense beauty in the broad sweep of the country and also in the small detail. Personally, I prefer the small detail, getting … Continue reading

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Seasonal Confusion

10 days ago, on what turned out to be the last warm sunny day of our Summer, we visited one of our favourite country estates – Wrest Park. It’s a place I have photographed before so on this occasion I … Continue reading

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Hanging by a Thread

I don’t always listen to my wife’s advice, but on this occasion she was right, and I’m glad I did. Last Friday she arrived home from our local supermarket with a week’s worth of food and told me that the … Continue reading

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Summer Leaves

Sadly the vibrant colours of Spring leaves don’t last long. Within a few weeks they become drab and tired, often diseased, and the victim of the weather. The broad palette of colours is replaced by a very ordinary homogenous green. … Continue reading

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June through a Mirror

Whatever happened to Flaming June, as we call it over here. It’s gone AWOL! I recall saying jokingly to friends in March, when we had an extraordinary spell of warm dry and settled weather – ‘This is our Summer’. The … Continue reading

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The Greens of Rousham

Today’s images come from the gardens of Rousham. A world of Green. Monty Don, a well-loved broadcaster, writer and horticulturalist described Rousham as ‘one of the greatest experiences on this earth’ in his book, Around the World in 80 Gardens. … Continue reading

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