Cameo Island

During our recent holiday to Zakynthos we took a trip to Agios Sostis a small village located between Laganas & Keri. Where we spent some time taking in the views from Cameo Island. A small private island situated just off the bay of Agios Sostis.

For a small fee you can visit the private island, which hosts a couple of bars that offers refreshments for guests to enjoy as they relax on this little spot of paradise. One of the things that impressed us from our visit to Zakynthos was the crystal clear waters that surround most of the island. One side of the island overlooks Laganas Bay & Agios Sostis, where the other side of the Island looks out towards the island of Marathonsis, which is affectionately known by locals as “Turtle Island” due to it being the nesting home of loggerhead turtles.

I would definitely recommend anyone holidaying to Zakynthos taking some time to visit Cameo Island, we spent a few hours relaxing on the island enjoying the Greek sunshine and capturing some photos of this little spot of paradise.

Curbar Edge

What better way to spend a bank holiday Monday than to go walking in the Derbyshire hills. On a clear day from Curbar Edge you can see out over the Derbyshire moors and valleys. I forget how close we are to the Peak District.

Eynsham Hall

While visiting friends in Witney, Oxfordshire we stayed at the magnificent Eynsham Hall, which is one of the great country houses in Oxfordshire. The house and grounds offer the perfect retreat in the beautiful Cotswold’s coutryside.

Eynsham Hall –  “In the 1700s a wealthy gent enclosed 3,000 acres of Oxfordshire to create the ultimate space in which to entertain guests.”

 

Dahlias

Of late my attentions have turned to wonders of our botanical world. On this occasion our own garden is home to this posts subject: Dahlia ‘Bishop of Leicester’.

Cotton Thistles

On our recent trip back to Aberdeen to visit family and friends we took some time out to visit the Botanical Gardens at the University of Aberdeen’s Zoology campus; Cruickshank Botanic Garden.

The gardens were in bloom with many different flowers and plants, their collection of Giant Cotton Thistles is what captured my attention.

First Daffodils of Spring

Spring is definitely in full bloom with daffodils starting to appear along in parks, gardens, and along hedgerows. Confirming spring has most certainly arrived. The weather wasn’t the best, a typical rainy spring day, but the flowers managed to brighten up what was a rather wet and misty day. Hopefully I can capture some more shots on a day when the weather is brighter.

Spring has Sprung

I’m not a big fan of winter so it is nice to see the start of Spring and the hope that the colder weather is behind us for another year. Our garden is showing the first signs of Spring with our first blooms Crocuses. I have to admit I do not remember planting these but they look lovely all the same.

Recently I certainly haven’t had to venture far to capture nature, it is literally on my doorstep. This is the first time that I have been out with my camera this year. Looking forward to the warmer weather to come and getting out to explore more.

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