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 Thistles is what captured my attention.
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.
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.
Although we may now be in early December there is still a hint of summer that lingers on. Some of the summer flowers in our garden have weathered the autumn months and lasting in to the start of winter. This gave me the perfect opportunity to test out my new zoom/macro lens to capture the last hint of summer.
Another botanical photography expedition, one of the many things that I love about living in Sheffield is that even in the heart of the city you are never far away from the beauty of nature. There is no shortage of green spaces in the city.
I seem to be drawn towards capturing natures floral masterpieces of late. Most photographers usually have a genre that they tend to stick to, be that portraits, wildlife, commercial, macro. I find it so hard to dedicate myself to just one field. That being said this summers blooms seem to be what are capturing my creativity at present.