Category Archives: Microscapes

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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Thin Green Slices

When you are out with your camera do you compose your images through the viewfinder or with your eye? Probably it’s a bit of each. If through the viewfinder then it may be that subconsciously you look for compositions that … Continue reading

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Ginkgo Biloba in Spring

We feel privileged to have a specimen Ginkgo Biloba tree in our garden. The seed of this tree was brought back to the UK from Japan about 35 years ago by my wife’s uncle. He grew a small sapling from … Continue reading

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Bluebells

The weather here in the UK remains dismal. Sunshine is in short supply, rainfall over generous, skies like grey blankets. There have been overnight frosts and the temperatures are well below average. Despite these miseries, trees have greened-up, and the … Continue reading

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On April 20 previously I saw

The weather here in the UK remains depressing – dreary, cold and showery. And just to cheer me up the headline in one of yesterday’s newspapers proclaimed that May’s weather would be worse! Well, I really enjoyed reading that! From … Continue reading

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