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It's funny how sometimes things leap out at you that you've not noticed before. I'm not quite sure what this flowers is, anyone know? I'm guessing at knapweed but I'm really not certain! Anyway this summer I suddenly noticed them everywhere and how unusual their construction is, great fun to photograph with a macro lens, when they stop dancing in the wind!


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Just a little water pic from our local woods. This summer I've been quite addicted to photographing water, it's so hypnotic, now I have heaps of pics and it's hard to pick favourites. I love the colours in this one, there's so many and I didn't notice the red/brown tones until I started to process it.




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Summer is fading and I'm missing glorious summer flower meadows already but also can't wait for autumn colour.

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I've been having a good sort out through my summer pictures over the last few days. I like to allow my pictures to ferment slightly on my hard drives, sometimes that process takes longer than others and at the moment they're taking a while to fully ripen! I think I'm mixing my metaphors there! This summer water seems to have been a favourite subject, it's so calming to watch it constantly changing so here's the first of a little collection.

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The rain this summer hasn't been great for my roses! I only have two bushes, I think this one is my favourite, I love the shape (and the fragrance!) but it catches and traps the raindrops and makes the petals rot. I keep giving the flowers a good shake but it's a challenge with so much rain! This one survived long enough for me to get in close with my macro lens. Swipe to see the full flower.

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I am suddenly aware that autumn is knocking on the door but it feels like summer hasn't really got started! ... and I feel like I've not really caught much of summer with my camera this year, last year we had so much more of summer to catch! This was taken in a typically British summer day, I was wearing full waterproofs and keeping a waterproof bag on standby, ready for my camera!

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After last year's feast of poppy fields this year in my area there were only a few small groups, not the mass of red however every year we love to hunt for these pretty, delicate flowers. This year I have spotted them mostly in mixed 'wildflower' meadows, grown partly for the benefit of the bees and bugs but I have to admit to loving this trend too!

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Oh my goodness another week has whizzed by! As life gets back to 'normal' it's also getting busier and faster! Which makes the quiet time with my camera all the more valuable. This was taken on an early morning walk to a local stream ... 18 months ago I didn't realise how many lovely spots by streams there are in our village or how much I enjoy photographing the water trickling by. I'm not sure what caused the line across the water here, at first I thought there was something physical, a piece of string etc, but no, the water just formed a strange ridge which I found fascinating.
I hope you're having a fab weekend



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I love astrantias (and so do the bees!) and I'm very pleased they will grow in my garden. However this picture was taken at RHS Wisley where they have lots of different varieties, I'm feeling the need for a few more in my garden now!

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It's been a while since I posted anything, I've had a new computer which whist super duper and much better than my old one, did not want to play nicely with Lightroom! Thank goodness, after much fiddling, backing up and re-transferring we've sorted the problem now so I can get back to sorting and processing pictures! This is a pic from foxglove season, taken in a little shady spot in the woods as the sun was just sneaking in.
Hope your week has gone smoothly!

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Another seasonal favourite - ferns, just love them! Always trying to find new ways to photograph them. I hope you've had a good week and a chance to enjoy the little things.

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There are lots of little things I love about summer, well all seasons to be honest! A summer favourite are the fields of buttercups which suddenly appear out of nowhere, I love the carpet of yellow flowers which bob in the wind and every year I love to sit in amongst them with my camera and capture them, a simple pleasure!

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Just some lily pads (or is it lillypads?!) I just loved shapes and colours.
This was taken at RHS Wisley on one of their photography mornings where they have a limited number of early morning tickets so a few people get to enjoy the quiet gardens, if you are local, it is really worth getting up early for and it's becoming a regular get together for some of the SheClicks gang, such a lovely bunch of photographers.

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Another picture from our trip to South Wales. I loved this bit of beach where there was a small river running down into the sea causing lots of lovely ripples. I was very glad to have my wellies on so I could get in close and enjoy a bit of a paddle. I hope you're having a fab week.







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Happy Monday Morning and Happy Summer Solstice!
It's not feeling very summery out there today so I thought I'd share some sunny foxgloves with you. These towering spires of flowers amaze me, the way they shoot up so high so quickly, nature is just amazing, I love that the bees love them too.

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Gosh, it's been so wet here today, hopefully the plants will love it! It has given me an opportunity to have a photo sort out. I thought I'd share this one which sort of looks like raindrops but it was actually the splashes from water pouring from a pipe into a small local river, swipe to see behind the scenes and the gorgeous river.
Hope you've had a good week and have nice plans for the weekend

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Oh my goodness, the time is flying and with all the beautiful weather I've been busy photographing and not busy sorting! So many pics on my hard-drive to sort and select to share. This one is from my garden, I love Aquilegia plants, they pop up all over my garden and I've no complaints about that, I'm very happy about free flowers! Right, better get on sorting some more pics!
Hope you're having a fab week

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I've been lucky to spend the last few days on the gorgeous South Wales coast. We rented a flat right by the beach, I had plans for late sunset walks and early mornings on the beach but the weather didn't quite play ball! We had a gorgeous first day and after that we had fog, rain and wind which made photography difficult but it was still beautiful. This was taken on our first evening, I love the huge Welsh beaches, whatever the weather.

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I love the Three-Cornered Leek which fills corners of my garden at this time of year, I understand it's edible but I've not tried it yet, it certainly smells good and garlicy, anyone out there eat it? I love to watch the bees dash from flower to flower, which is one of the reasons it gets to stay even though it spreads like mad!

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The last few weeks have been a bit bonkers and I've not got out much with my camera, finally yesterday I got out for a walk and realised how much the woods have changed, summer has arrived! Meanwhile I've not posted much from early spring so I've some catching up to do. This is one image from a misty morning in the local woods, I sort of think it looks like a double exposure but it's not. These trees are now full with big green leaves, nature changes so quickly!

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Happy Monday! I hope you're having a good start to the week. I thought I'd share a picture from a trip to the beach a couple of weeks ago. The forecast was for a sunny evening but we arrived to cold wind and grey skies, I have to admit to being disappointed, the sun came out eventually which was lovely. When I look back at the pictures I find my camera much preferred the grey gloom....... Which do you prefer at the beach, sunshine or grey gloom?

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A few weeks ago I joined some of the SheClicks gang at RHS Wisley for a get together. For most of us it was the first chance to meet and the first chance to be at all sociable since the lockdown started to ease, it was a marvellous day on so many levels, so much so, we're doing it again on the 22nd! Ladies - Come and join us if you'd like! I thought I'd better share some of the pictures from that last trip before I make a new stack!

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Another picture from an early morning walk in the woods. Many of our woods are 'man made', they're commercial forests with trees grown in rows, which in some ways I find a bit odd but in between the regimented bits nature does her own thing. I loved this silver birch shining in the sun at the end of a long corridor of dark trees, definitely crying out for a picture.

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It only seems a short while ago I was longing for the spring flowers to arrive and now, already, some have been and gone. One of my favourites this year was Amelanchier - or at least that's what I think it's called. Our local woods are full of it and there was a week when it was just glorious, but now it's gone and there are new flowers just starting to burst out, there's always something lovely to enjoy.
Hope you're having a fab weekend.

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The bluebells are now here properly now so I thought I'd jump on the train of bluebell pics. I've managed to spend a couple of early mornings in the woods, it's so lovely being there as the sun comes up, listening to the birds singing, just wandering around the edge of the flowers with my camera.

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As 'Lock-down' eases and we're allowed once more to travel about I've spent less time in the local woods and I'm surprised how much I've missed watching the seasonal changes. The bright green leaves of the silver birches seem to have sprung so quickly and I love how they glow in the sunshine against the dark trunks of the pines.

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Lonely bluebell! This one was taken 10 days ago before the main bluebell season got going (in some places it still hasn't) and the lovely blue carpets hadn't appeared, it just called out to me to be photographed. I got absolutely filthy crawling about on the floor of the woods trying to capture its best side!
Hope you've had a fab week.

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This spring has not been kind to the magnolia flowers, we have had so many cold nights and even some snow, two things delicate flowers don't like. I was pleased to catch these in between cold snaps.

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I'm sure I've told you this before... I love to walk in the woods as the sun is going down, so many details are highlighted by the low sun, such a gorgeous time of day.
I hope you are all having a fab week and (if you are in the UK) are enjoying the sunshine..... Any fab plans for the weekend? Any day trips planned?

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Happy Monday Morning!
Last week I had a couple of lovely early morning trips to the Fritillary field, it was amazing to see it all covered in the most amazing frost although the flowers were rather weighed down. Once the sun came up the flowers soon perked up, covered in sparkly jewels. Such a magic time.

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This year I've had more chance to actually look at daffodils and narcissi, there are so many shapes, sizes and colours, I can't believe how long the season is..... and it's given me the chance to choose some favourites. I've decided I prefer the paler, smaller varieties and ideally those with an amazing scent, I had no idea they could smell so amazing. This is a new favourite, Narcissus Toto, I wish I had bought more, they will be on my shopping list in the autumn.

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I just love the colours and sparkles you see in a woodland pool.

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I had a proper photo sort and process at the weekend and now I've a stack of pics to share. As I mentioned before, this year I bought some snakes head fritillaries at the garden centre and having some of these beautiful flowers to spend time with, I realised that in addition to the beautiful flowers, the leaves have such elegant curves.

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It's been a super year for blossom, I've taken so many pictures, it's hard to pick a favourite or two. I hope you are able to get out and about to enjoy this wonderful time of year.

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I'm loving the woods at the moment, everything is just starting to burst, in a couple of weeks there will be a green canopy but at the moment the sun is still shining through the bare branches.

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Happy Easter everyone!
I adore these Fritillaries. The first time I saw them was actually a drawing by Charles Rennie Mackintosh, it was a drawing, I didn't think they were real! When I learnt they were, I never thought I'd be lucky enough to see some and now I am lucky enough to live near a field of them. With all that's going on I didn't know if/still don't know if I will get to visit the field this year so I was super excited to find this one in my local garden centre and now I have hundreds of pics of this lovely flower! Yay!
Hope you're having a lovely weekend.


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Happy Easter! I hope you have some signs of spring around you and hopefully a little sunshine. I've been working hard in my garden and have bought a few spring flowers which are great to photograph in their pots before I pop them in the flower beds.

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My goodness, what a couple of weeks, there's been so many flowers calling me to photograph them I'm seriously behind on sorting and processing. It's always so lovely to be outside and with spring in the air I can't resist. Here's a pic from a couple of weeks ago when the bees were busy collecting pollen in the warm sunshine. I now need to get busy with some new pics! ? Hope you've been able to enjoy some spring sun.

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Another image from evening walks in the woods, one of my favourite places.

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Well spring is officially here! And we've passed the equinox, the days are now longer than the nights, yay! It may not feel very spring like out there today but the flowers don't seem mind, they're still blooming, brightening any grey days.

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Continuing the golden theme.... I love woodland sunsets, it's magical the way the light highlights plants and gives everything a golden glow.
I hope you're having a good start to the week

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Well snowdrop season is nearly over and I have so many pictures, I have had such a lovely time finding snowdrops and photographing them. I found these on a walk late one afternoon and the light was so gorgeous, I love how light changes a scene.
Hope you are having a lovely weekend.




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I can feel the colour coming back! One from my local woods. Hope you're having a good week.

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I love spring flowers but it still feels like winter so I'm not quite ready for lots of colour which is why I've gone for a mono edit. Years ago I planted a few hellebores in my garden and I love to lie down next to them and get right in amongst them with my camera, especially if there's a bit of spring sunshine.

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We've had lots of foggy mornings recently but I've nothing ready to show so I thought I'd share this one from the mountains last summer. I love when the fog swirls around the trees with the view changing every second. Hope you're having a good week.

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Oh my goodness, this week has flown by. I have taken stacks of pics, not in love with many of them (yet!) but that's how it goes sometimes. I am surprised how many clumps of snowdrops I've found locally which I didn't know about so now I do have lots and lots of pictures of these sweeties! This pic is from a few weeks as the snowdrops were just coming out.

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Another picture of my favourite sparkly field, I just love it! Winter light is just fab for bringing out the sparkles. Hope you're having a fab weekend!

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Happy Monday everyone! I'm already missing the frosty sunshine from last week!

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I can't lie, there's been times this last week when I've been sooo cold but the weather is on the turn and I am going to miss the frosty sunshine. I hope the warmer temperatures will bring out the flowers.

Hope you're having a lovely weekend

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I can't believe where this week has gone, I have been loving this sunny, icy weather and I've been out and about lots with my camera.

This field was planted last spring with a mix of beneficial plants, it was beautiful in the summer, buzzing with lots of bees and I am so pleased it's been left to go to seed, the birds are having a feast! It's so pretty when the morning sun is on it after a frost, lots of sparkles!!!

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One from the other magical Sunday when the landscape was suddenly transformed, it was just so beautiful and peaceful, the only noise was the gentle tap of snowflakes falling on my jacket ..... The question is will we get more this weekend? I fear it will be just a touch too warm. We will just have to wait and see!

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There's not a lot of colour around at the moment but then suddenly nature surprises you with a woodland full of colourful sparkles.

Hope you have had a good week and have some nice plans for the weekend even if it is a bit grey.

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There's been some good times and some not so great news over the last few days, trying to focus on the good and I'm loving the spring flowers popping their heads up to bring some cheer.

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Like many in the UK, this weekend saw me trying to make the most of an amazing sprinkling of snow whilst also #StayingLocal. I Love Snow!!!! The low light levels gave me the perfect opportunity for a little Intentional Camera Movement in the local woods.

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I've noticed this year for the first time that January is an 'in between phase' in the garden, there's still beautiful traces of last summer alongside the start of this year's flowers.

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Slowly the colours and the light is starting to reappear, January is turning out to be a long old month but I see signs of spring coming.

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Loving the little things! Just an icy puddle!
Hope you are all doing okay


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One from last year... I love these grasses, I have hundreds of pictures of them. I love the way they catch the winter light and sway in the breeze, I can get lost in watching them for hours. It's going to be while before I get to enjoy them again, I'm glad I have lots of photos to remind me of peaceful times wandering in the grasses.

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Trying to go with the flow!  




I've been slightly struggling with the weather recently, I'm seeing lots of beautiful pictures of crisp, frosty landscapes and all we have is grey, flat light. I'm sure there's a way to embrace it but I've not found it yet! 🤣 I went for a mooch to one of our local streams the other day, we have had so much rain, it was much fuller than usual which meant different patterns in the flow. It was lovely to lose myself for a while in the constantly changing lines on the surface of the stream.
Hope you've had a good week despite all the uncertainty.

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How are you doing today?

I hope you don't mind another mountain picture? It's one from last winter. I love being in the mountains, it's another world and I feel the need to be there in my head today even if it's going to be a while before I can visit again.


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Hope you're having a good start to 2021! I've not got out with my camera yet, but I've lots from 2020 I've not shared yet. Here's one from a couple of weeks ago when we had some amazing fog, I keep looking at the forecast hoping for more or even a little snow but no luck yet!

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Happy New Year!



Happy New year everyone! I'm not going to talk about the bad stuff 2020 brought, just the good and photography has been just wonderful for me this year, it's been a place to disappear to, to escape all that's been happening and a place to meet some lovely like minded people. I have had plenty of opportunities to do something I love doing and for that I am very grateful. 






The collage (above) of pictures are the ‘top nine’ (based on viewer likes and comments) of 2020 pictures on my Instagram account. All of the images are from the 2nd half of the year due to doubling my Instagram Followers over the course of the year so I've made a second grid (right) of some of my favourites from the first part of the year.

I wish you all the very best for 2021, stay safe, look out for each other, have fun!

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Dreaming of snowy mountains.......

(picture from September)


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Who needs electric lights when the rain drops provide the sparkles! Happy Christmas everyone, I hope you have a lovely day (even if it's not quite how you'd planned it!)

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How's your Christmas prep going? Despite having less to do this year I'm still behind schedule!
Usually at this time our thoughts are turning to plans for a trip to the mountains but that's on hold (possibly stopped for this year!?) and since we have no snow here (yet?!) I thought I'd share a snowy picture from the mountains in August believe it or not!! Happy Christmas Eve!

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Golden tree  




How are you doing? What a strange time! Everything is changing so fast it's hard to know which way is up!! I've not been out with my camera much, it's been so gloomy, wet and muddy. Here's a pic from a couple of weeks ago. I'd only planned to be in the woods an hour, after nearly 4 hours I was just about to head back to the car when this leapt out at me, well, what can you do?! It would be rude not to stop for a few pics.

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I'm having a quiet morning sorting pictures and enjoying the last of the Sky Arts 'Artist of the week', sad it's the last one, anyone else been watching? I love hearing the artists talk about their work, it's fascinating.
I thought I'd share a little diptych from our trip to the coast in November, I loved the contrast of the sand and the shiny seaweed. They told me how they wanted to look in the picture, they wanted a muted not quite mono look so I couldn't argue!

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How's everyone doing? We had a grey and damp start here but the sun is now out but is it going to last? Need to get some chores done and get out there with my camera! My picture is from a rather gloomy afternoon walk a couple of weeks ago, whatever the weather there always seems to be something to catch my eye!

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Happy Friday everyone! Hope you've had a fab week. We started the week with some amazing weather conditions and I had a couple of wonderful mornings in the local woods photographing the trees, lovely calm moments amongst the seasonal madness.

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Calm places  





I thought I'd share a picture of one of my happy places, how could you not be happy sat looking at such an amazing, calm view. Taken in September

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As you might guess I love colour but as winter creeps in I'm finding I'm having to work harder to squeeze the colour out of the landscape but it's a fun, relaxing sort of hard work. Hope you having a colourful week .

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Since I can't get to the sea, I shall just have to imagine. Can you guess what it is?

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Just another couple of fern leaves! Hope you don't mind my addiction to photographing leaves!? Two for the price of one here, I thought they made a nice pair, hope you agree?
Hope you're having a good weekend.

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Another picture from our pre-lockdown trip to the sea. This was taken from the cliffs above Ringstead Bay, Dorset, the sky was amazing, nature put on an amazing show.


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As the colours are fading fast I feel the need to squeeze in a few more autumn colour pictures before winter sets in properly.


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Four pebbles  







Four pebbles!! Sometimes nature places things so beautifully you just have to capture it, one big wave and it was gone!

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Yellow leaves  





Yellow leaves in a woodland stream. This was only taken a couple of weeks ago but went past the other day all the leaves were gone, autumn is nearly over and winter is coming, I wonder what delights it will bring.

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The local tropical jungle 25161120



I posted this picture to Instagram yesterday, I wasn't sure if it would work on social media as it's so pale and detailed. Sometimes it seems that pictures need to be loud and colourful to be noticed.

In the local woods we have an area planted with a variety of eucalyptus plants, it's very odd but on a foggy morning you really could imagine you were in the middle of an exotic jungle - apart from the cold and the lack of koalas!!

Anyway, I hope you like it and are having a nice calm and peaceful Sunday.

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Just a little fern leaf, I love them, I can't come back from a walk in the woods without a few pictures of ferns. The shapes are addictive, I loved the curl of this one.

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Golden woodland  





It's a very grey, windy and damp day here so I thought I'd share an image from a sunnier day a week ago when the woods were looking magical.

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Escape to the coast 15551120





Just before lockdown started we managed to squeeze in a quick trip to Dorset, to the coast!! I'd not managed to get to the sea before in 2020 and I do love being by the sea. We arrived to the most amazing light, it was so dramatic and beautiful. We got a little damp on our walk but it was really worth it, I would not have swapped it for blue and sunshine!

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Ruby red  






We went out for a walk today and I realised how the autumn colours are already starting to fade, there's still some gorgeous beeches and silver birches out there but lots of trees are looking starting to look bare or brown So I thought I'd brighten up the day with a picture from just a couple of weeks ago, the seasons are changing fast but luckily there's something about every season I love.

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Lovely leaves 28461120



I had a wonderful trip to the local woods on Friday, it was misty and damp with a hint of sun, couldn't have been more perfect. I love beech leaves, as I child I spent many happy hours in huge beech woods, kicking the golden leaves and running around the big, solid trunks. Sadly we don't have quite so many beech trees where I live now but lock down has allowed me to find a few pockets hidden in our mostly conifer woods. I was a happy bunny when I spotted these leaves glowing against a dark background.

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I'm a bit late to the fungi party! This is the first year some have caught my eye. I fell in love with some little porcelain fungi, so simple, delicate and light. These were up a tree so I could get right underneath them, I was fascinated by the gills - see I'm learning the lingo! I'm looking forward to finding more.

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We will remember 38490620



We will remember.

For those who are kind enough to follow my pictures who are not British, you may be wondering why there is often a wave of poppy images shared in November by British photographers?

In November, in particular on the 11th and on the second Sunday of the month we remember those brave men, women and animals who gave their lives in wars all across the world. Why poppies? Poppies were the flowers which flowered in the battlefields at the end of World War One.

Usually many people gather to remember, but this year everything is different, but we will still remember.

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Summer memories 55130920




I think this will be the last of my pictures from my summer trip to Italy, I've got lots of autumn pics waiting in the wings.

It's been a funny old week, I hope all those in lock down are doing okay and are able to get out and about with cameras and/or just a walk, so necessary for keeping our heads straight

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Dreamy mountain memories 49170920



As everything seems to getting a bit weird again I thought you might like a calming dreamy landscape from Lake Como. Hope you have a lovely weekend planned

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Golden surprise 99641020



On my trip to the mountains I seemed to surrounded by water in one form or another mostly lakes, waterfalls, rivers and a fair bit of snow. This picture surprised me when I processed it. The sun was right behind the top of the waterfall, so parts were really, really dark with loads of contrast. When I put the pictures into LR and lifted the shadows I realised the rocks were covered in golden lichen. When I took it I thought this was going to be a mono image, I'm glad I had it in RAW and not mono!

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Harbour flowers 63720920




Over the last few days I've managed to get out and photograph some local colour but whilst I sort and process some of those pictures I'll share a few more pictures from Italy.

As I've said before I loved being around the lake harbours, there were so many things to see and photograph. These little flowers clung on to the harbour walls adding a little colour to the hard grey stone walls. This one was taken first thing in the morning before the street lights went out.

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Lakeside reflections 56810920



Another picture from Lake Como. I loved watching the reflections in the beautiful blue water, so hypnotic and relaxing.

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Italian sunrise 46570920





Another picture from our wonderful late summer trip, this time from Lake Como. We stayed in beautiful Gravedona just 2 minutes walk from the lake which gave me lots of opportunities for lakeside walks before breakfast. It also helped that sunrise wasn't until 7.20!!!

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Mountain streams  






Photographically I'm feeling a bit seasonally discombobulated! (Love that word!) On our trip to the mountains we experienced 'late autumn' then 'summer' followed by 'early winter'. Of those phases the snowy winter bit was probably my favourite but I don't quite feel ready for sharing winter pics yet so I'm going to hold onto those for a while. My other favourite thing was photographing water, I love the mountain streams and beautiful lakes

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Tropical leaf 10990820




Just a leaf but how many colours!!! I love the changing seasons and this tropical leaf has summer at its heart but autumn is creeping in.

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One last flower! 31390920




As for everyone, my 2020 hasn't quite gone according to plan and for that reason I am extra grateful for being able to escape to the mountains this summer. When we arrived summer was just hanging in, fighting off autumn, by the time we left autumn was fighting off winter's arrival. When we arrived I was super pleased to see a few flowers still blooming on the mountains. Now I am back I have 2 weeks in isolation to sort and process photos!!

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Go with the flow 13210820



Hello everyone, I hope you all survived Storm Alex if you are in Europe. We have had a soggy, windy couple of days and it's not much better today so I hope you have some nice indoor projects to enjoy.

I've been tidying up summer pictures and thought you might like this one, it was taken on a sunny day (do you remember those!). I loved the way the reeds flowed and waved with the river, have a fab Sunday.


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Autumn leaves 09210820





Just starting to get into the swing of autumn, love the golden colours, will there be any left after Storm Alex visits!?

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Woodland abstract 61020520




I've not quite got into autumn mode yet so I thought I'd share this one which was actually taken back in May but I think the colours are much more appropriate for this time of year. As I've said before, I've loved exploring our many local woodland pools this year, so much variety, there's always something new to photograph.

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Flower fairies 10690820




As summer slides away I thought I'd share another summer picture, try to stretch out the warmth! I love these flowers and they seem to have followed me this summer, I've seen them in lots of places. To me they look like dancing fairies, although I understand they are actually "Whirling Butterflies" which I think is just as lovely.

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Evening woodland sparkles 01840820





Love it when the evening sun sparkles through the trees.

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Summer memories As summer is fading I thought I'd play catch up and share some more memories of long warm sunny days. I hope everyone feels that despite all the bad things about 2020 there have been some pretty special moments too. Here's a collection of sunny pink poppy pictures to brighten your day..

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One of the surprises of this summer has been how many woodland ponds there are locally and how many have beautiful waterlilies growing in them. I find myself wondering whether they are entirely wild or were they planted there? I associate waterlilies with formal gardens in stately homes and botanical gardens, I never knew I could find them in our local woods!!!! A really beautiful surprise.

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Woodland walk  





I love walking in these woods, the trees just reach to the sky. I don't do multi-exposures very often but they do seem to capture the many rows of regular trees as you walk by so well.
The colours are definitely on the turn, there's a hint of gold in the ferns. It's been a difficult year but there's been some amazing summer moments, let's see what autumn brings.


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Happy World Photography Day!! 86420820




Happy World Photography Day!! I feel like I should post a really special image to celebrate but what to choose? All my pictures are special to me so I went with this one, it says a lot about my summer 2020, happy times exploring my own doorstep and realising how lucky I am to have such beautiful places so close to home. We have been blessed with some amazing weather too this summer and I love the sky in this picture.

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Carpet of purple  





I'm loving the carpet of purple developing in the woods now and it looks so good late in the evening on an after supper photo walk.

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Poppy time 26230620






Happy Wednesday everyone!

I'm just about finished sorting my poppy pictures!! I think I will split them up a bit so this is a set of red poppy pictures taken on a stormy afternoon. As ever, love to know which is your favourite.






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Happy Swiss National Day 13470819




Happy Swiss National Day to all my Swiss friends and followers. I took this picture in Switzerland last summer, I thought we are all in need of a rainbow or two at the moment. I wish you a fabulous weekend wherever you are.

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Lying in the grass 56580720




Does anyone else find high summer the most difficult season to photograph? I love summer days, being outdoors in the sun and wind on a hill somewhere but I find these are the times when I make the fewest pictures. Sometimes I need to stop looking and just lie in the grass and let the pictures find me!

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New favourite thing  



I've been having a bit of a sort out and catch up, I've taken so many pictures this year!!

Every now and again a subject appears (often a type of flower) and I can't stop photographing it and then it takes me ages to pick out my favourite pictures. One of my obsessions this summer has been foxgloves, this year they were everywhere and looked fabulous for several weeks, so here is my 2020 foxglove collection, I'd love to know which picture is your favourite?





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Wide open spaces  





Like most people, I've been staying local recently but last week I needed to go to Pewsey so I decided to take the opportunity to visit the Pewsey Downs. It is a really beautiful area and it was wonderful to get out and about into a big space again. The weather was wonderfully changeable, perfect for lots of pictures.


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Summer woodland walk 31010620



Last week when it was so hot we walked in the local woods quite a bit. I love the majestic trees, grasses and ferns and feel so lucky we have this on our doorstep.

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Summer meadow Meadow, HampshireMeadow, Hampshire91880520





This summer I found a beautiful meadow full of all sorts of beautiful grasses. The day I found it was sunny but the wind was howling, blowing the flowers and grasses in every direction. I'm looking forward to a return visit.

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I have been lucky enough to have lots of fields of opium poppies locally and I've been able to spend time sitting in the sunshine photographing these beautiful flowers. Having said that I will admit they have challenged me but I'm not sure why!! I think it's partly because I really don't like the colour pink but I find them soooo beautiful!

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Travel memories 28390619




Like many at this time of year usually we would be thinking about a summer trip somewhere, for that's very often the mountains. This year who knows whether we will get to travel but I am so lucky to have lots of pictures, many of them still unsorted/processed, to look back on and enjoy and I know the mountains will still be there waiting for us.

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Poppy time! 26100620





It's poppy time and who can resist them?! I have been so lucky this year with fields of both the wild red and the pink opium poppies nearby so I've had the chance to make several trips out to make pictures, which means I've got heaps of poppy pictures!!! Thought I'd start with an image of the classic red poppy. I'll share more when I've had a sort through.

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Astrantias! 13940620


I remember the first time I saw Astrantia flowers, I was up a mountain in Switzerland and there were lots dotted along a path. I was captivated by them, certainly couldn't believe they were wild flowers!!! The shape is just so amazing and they are so delicate and complicated.... And now I have some in my garden and this year they have flowered better than ever. Next step, propagating so I can have a carpet... Oh, and perhaps to get some red ones too!



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Woodland pools  







Recently I've loved finding quiet secret spots next to woodland streams and pools. Sitting by the water watching the surface constantly changing is totally hypnotic, so relaxing.

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Refreshed website!


So how do you like it?

If you are reading this, hopefully you have noticed that I have refreshed my website. I wanted to streamline the content and reorganise the layout. I hope you like it. It's not quite finished yet, I intend to add more pictures from my archive, but if I waited until I was 100% happy, well I'd never press 'go' .......... I realised my website will always be 'work in progress'!!
If you spot something that isn't working, you can't find something or you would like to see more of something, please let me know.



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A nice patch of cow parsley 86120520




Can't beat a finding a nice big patch of cow parsley on an evening walk

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Spotted in the garden 83070520


When I went into my garden yesterday morning and spotted a tiny shaft of light sneaking under the fence to catch the edge of this Welsh poppy I had to dash for my camera. Even though we're allowed to travel further now, I'm still finding so many things to photograph on my own doorstep!



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Triptych challenge  




My photography group set a triptych challenge last month and it was something I really enjoyed doing. As soon as I saw the amazing colours in this river and the watery swirls I knew it would be a great subject for multiple images.


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Woodland pools 51840420



I am spending so much of my outdoors time in the woods at the moment so my feed won't be quite as varied as it sometimes can be.
I have found numerous lovely small woodland pools which I didn't know about before, anyone else seeing their home patch in a totally different light?! I found a real corker this the other day, but I've not even looked at the pictures yet, fingers crossed. I hope you are all well and not too stressed with this strange situation.


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Spring greens 26150420



I've been spending a lot of time walking in the woods recently and everything has been changing very quickly. Two weeks ago there were only a few trees bursting into leaf, now everything is becoming very green.

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Bluebell season 41350420





It's bluebell season and I'm lucky enough to have some beautiful places to see them within easy walking. I didn't have to go far to photograph this one, it's growing just outside my front door!


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Colours in a mountain stream 03280220



How many colours can there be in a mountain stream?
How's everyone doing? I hope you are well.
I must admit I am loving being outside whenever I can at the moment so my isolation project to sort, process and upload photos has stalled until it rains!

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Strange times 99270220



I feel odd posting at the moment given all that is going on.
I am not going to be able to get out and about to take more pictures for a while but I can sort through and process old pictures. I hope it's okay to keep posting.
Someone once told me that I create 'calm' pictures, I hope that by continuing to post pictures I will bring you a small moment of calm or a brief distraction.
Hoping you and yours are all safe and well.

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A bit of sparkle 81030120




I feel like we all need a bit of sparkle today.
Hope you are all doing okay 

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Changing views 26820319




I never get tired of views like this especially on days like when I took this picture earlier this year. The scene constantly changes before your eyes with bits of mountains disappearing and reappearing moments later.

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Spring! 04990220



Spring is on its way.............. I hope! Hard to believe with this damp weather!



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Snowy mountains  





'Tis the season for snowy mountains

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Having learnt to ski at the grand old age of 27 (!) I wouldn't have ever thought I would be able to go 'off-piste'. It's not something I get to do very often, the conditions have to be 'right'. I love being away from the crowd where there are few signs of infrastructure.

Last year we did a short run from the top of the mountain back down to the valley, a route the locals rattle down in double quick time. The day I got to go the landscape was so beautiful with snow wind blown into all sorts of magical shapes and patterns, I had to stop every 5 minutes to take a picture or 10! It took a very long time to get to the valley floor!

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Winter woodland walks 03340219



I love walking in the woods at anytime of the year. In the winter when the trees are bare the shapes of the trunks and branches against the sky are what catch my eye. In the winter there is more of a feeling of light and space especially on a bright clear day.




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A very different winter 0050M0119
Find out more about this picture in my blog




Having been struck by the lurgie over the last couple of weeks, I've not been out much with my camera but I've had some time to look back at some of the pictures I took this time last year. It was a very different winter to this one, colder temperatures and lots of snow in the mountains. This image is a composite - the 'reflection' is created in my computer.

So you may be wondering why this picture is in the 'arty impressions' section of my website?  Well, it's not a true, exact, faithful photograph. As mentioned above, the reflection has been created in post production so I think of this as being an impression of the view rather than a 'postcard' exact capture of the view.

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Winter sparkles 71621219





Winter sparkles through the trees

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Count down!





Counting down the days until I'm in the snow again! Promised myself I'd post more pics this year, we're a week into 2020 and this is my first post  - #BrokenNewYearsResolution!!

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Happy New Year! 65731119


As the sun goes down on 2019, I wish you a wonderful 2020 full of lovely moments



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What a staircase! Cap Ferret, FranceCap Ferret, France61800919



I've been trying to sort out some of the pictures I took on our trip to France and Spain, I took too many pictures as always!
I think this is the loveliest lighthouse I have ever been to, the art deco staircase was beautiful!
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In the greenhouse  




Another picture from my trip to RHS Wisley where I spent lots of time in the greenhouse, one of the things that caught my eye was these beautiful delicate trailing orchids.

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I just heard that it's #InternationalMountainDay! Most of you know that I do love being in the mountains. Believe it or not this picture was taken in July this year. There was so much snow last winter, it lasted long into the summer, who knows what this winter will bring.

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Winter has arrived! 70881219




I'm not so keen on the winter cold, but I do love the winter light and the last few days have been very special.

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All green! 69161119





I took a trip to RHS Wisely a couple of weeks ago, there was lots to see despite it being the 'off season'.... I loved all the hundreds of shades of green in the greenhouse.

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It's the season for remembering..............



It's the season for remembering..............

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Usually I don't process my pictures until well after I've been out and about finding them, but sometimes they just call at you for some attention quickly!
The other day I went to the seaside, it was nearly dark by the time I got onto the beach and it was a bit cold, windy and damp but still totally gorgeous.

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