Category Archives: Spring

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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Wisteria

Our Wisteria has finally struggled into bloom a full month late; and just as it nears its peak down comes the rain. Wisteria does not like rain. The earliest flowers heads braved the weather a full fortnight ago and are … Continue reading

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Bluebells 2013

Finally, in honour of the Whitsun Bank Holiday weekend, the sun obliged by shining and in the space of a day we visited four Bluebell woods. A fifth wood (first image below) had been visited a few days earlier when … Continue reading

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Re-interpreting Bluebells

The Bluebell season is in full swing in the UK (and very late) but apart from the briefest of visits to a local site to check on their status, I have yet to take a single meaningful image due to … 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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Apple Blossom

Of all the fruit blossom that we are lucky to have in our garden, Apple blossom is the prettiest. Plum blossom invariably comes out first – sometimes it’s the Golden Plum that is the first to brave the weather as … Continue reading

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