Category Archives: Microscapes

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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The Blossom in our Garden

The blossom in our garden has been given a hard time by the elements in the last week. There’s been no significant let-up in the return to much colder conditions and although in our area April showers have been few, … Continue reading

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Germander Speedwell

Spring has gone AWOL. We have what I suppose we should expect in April – April showers. But it is also darned cold with overnight frosts, daily rain and a keen northerly wind. The sun has beat a retreat for … Continue reading

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Easter Flowers

Easter Sunday calls for Easter Flowers. My father was a talented Church Organist, my mother sang in the Church Choir and therefore Sundays during my childhood were church-centric days. At Christmas, Easter and Harvest the church was always beautifully decorated. … Continue reading

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Lilac Leaves

There is, to my mind, something magical and mystical about the process of Spring. It never ceases to amaze, and when you have the capacity to watch it on a daily basis (as I am fortunate to be able to … Continue reading

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Plum Blossom

For nearly the whole of last week as the sun shone out of a clear blue sky and the temperatures hovered around 20C, our fruit blossom teetered on the brink of bursting. Finally last Friday, it burst. And that coincided … Continue reading

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Flowering Now

Spring is when our garden looks its best. The only formality about our garden is that it is walled. The bottom half is populated by fruit trees (a legacy of the previous owner) and we have allowed that area to … Continue reading

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