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In flower for 2018

The hedgerows are quiet and in winter slumber.  The ivy is still feeding the last few little pollinators who haven’t realised  yet its time for bed.  The hedge near our house still has pink pillow berries and the nettles never ever notice winter at all, and continue to menace even in their frosted coats. When… Continue reading In flower for 2018

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How cold my toes

The more it snows (Tiddely pom), The more it goes (Tiddely pom), The more it goes (Tiddely pom) On snowing. And nobody knows (Tiddely pom), How cold my toes (Tiddely pom), How cold my toes (Tiddely pom), Are growing. Winnie The Pooh was right.  He always is.  It snowed and I rushed out with the… Continue reading How cold my toes

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Portraits

They are a restless lot and chewing the cud, snuffling through leaves or merely running away in blind panic, is the usual happening when I raise my camera lens.  Maybe the lens makes me look like a large menacing single-eyed cyclopes, but whatever it does, it makes animal portraiture difficult.  Mr Bull positively puffs and… Continue reading Portraits

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Cheese please

A while ago, longer than I dare to remember, I worked in a cheese factory. It was a yearlong contract to unfortunately close down a large specialized cheese importer – HT Webbs and transfer the most profitable cheese to the Danish dairy company Arla Foods. The job was fascinating mainly from the point that to… Continue reading Cheese please

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Browns stopped me feeling blue

Over the summer I had been so busy with the barn renovations, settling into my hamlet and trying to work a balance between my work – accountancy – and other projects that require a creative input that I had forgotten what I loved doing the most – photographing flowers, seed-heads and grasses.  Ok I am quite… Continue reading Browns stopped me feeling blue

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Picture papers

A few weeks ago I grabbed handfuls of saffron from very wet grass, took them home to dry, but ended with sogginess and to the compost they went. A lucky accident, the saffron dyed the papers they were draining on and after drying, they turned out to be great background papers for the herb photos.… Continue reading Picture papers

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Photography filters

One huge element of writing this blog is photography. I love taking the camera out and seeing what will turn up. So often this week the camera stayed at home, stupidly I assumed nothing would be worth photographing, only to find this week an adorable pig snouting through the autumn leaves and a neighbour who… Continue reading Photography filters