Flowers catch my attention as they transition from one state to another.
Ascribing human qualities to other objects, is called anthropomorphism. I wonder if there is a word to ascribe fantasy qualities to trees? During recent walks in local woods, I've been taking pics of trees that seem to be fantasy creatures in disguise. Is is just me, or do you also see things like this? AboveLeft: Is that … Continue reading Hidden fantasy creatures
In the most biodiverse place in the world, you will see the perfect marriage of art, science and nature as Chihuly's dazzling sculptures transform our gardens and glasshouses into a contemporary outdoor gallery space. Kew Gardens I'd heard about Dale Chihuly's "Reflections on Nature" sculptures at Kew and was keen to see them myself. To say I was speechless is an understatement, but not for … Continue reading Fantastical glass sculptures at Kew Gardens
A timeline of the last 4 months I have so many photo series that I build on - I like the idea of that because as life changes, I take photographs of the same concept and they show where I've been and what I've been doing. For example, I have a "View from my Lounge" … Continue reading Where I Stand: Feb to May
My very first visit to Kew Gardens - paying attention to patterns
A visit to West Sussex turned out to be a trip down memory lane for me - a 30 year-old lane to be precise! J an I decided to go on a mini adventure on Friday and planned a simple picnic of supermarket meal deals! We collected my son, T and drove South East to … Continue reading A visual feast! The Ouse Valley Viaduct
It wasn't a very hot day today but the bees were out in full force. And busy as only bees can be. The plant by the fence was "BEE CENTRAL" How on earth do those tiny flowers provide nectar for such fat bees? Incoming!I'm off! When you think about it, bees do look comical when … Continue reading A hive of spring activity
If you go down in the woods todayYou're sure of a big surpriseIf you go down in the woods todayYou'd better go in disguise! Hmmm, I rather like going as me, thank you. On my own, with my camera. Although it sometimes feels uncomfortable as it did last week. I felt conspicuous. There were loads … Continue reading An artist date in the woods near me
Five minutes with a glass bowl and sunlight. This post is for the Regular Random tag (see below for more details).
The two young Jack Russell's stand with one leg bent, poised to run. Unblinking, their liquid brown eyes are fixed on the well-chewed ball in my hand. I throw it and they bolt after it milliseconds after it leaves my hand. Scarlet (the female with wiry fur and red ears) skids through the grass, scattering … Continue reading Scout & Scarlet