Sea Holly

Since moving in to our house a few years ago we have been slowly creating our own little patch of outdoor heaven in the form of our back garden. There is still a long way to go, and I’m sure it will be an ever continuing project. We like finding new interesting flowers to plant. One of my favourites is our Sea Holly that we’ve been growing for a couple of years now.

I enjoy photographing flowers & plants as I find it quite relaxing, it’s a little bit more special when it’s flowers that you have planted yourself. The plan is for our garden to be a little hideaway with lots of interesting plants & garden wildlife to enjoy & of course photograph.


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’.

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.

Dandeion Timeclocks

On a typical Sunday trip to the in-laws back in May. One of those days where we actually thought we might get some summer weather this year I had decided to take my camera with me and capture some photos along the way.

Haven’t had a lot of time lately to collate all the photos that I have taken recently from my various mini photo excursions. Thought it was about time that I should post these one up, only 2 months late.

Anyway the May sunshine highlighted the beauty of the surrounding plant life, encouraging me to capture some of it. Although Dandelions are weeds I still think that they look quite nice especially when they mature into the spherical seed heads that you can see in my shots above.

As I develop my photography I am finding that I quite enjoy botanical photography. As much as enjoying photography other subjects, there is a relaxation quality to this subject.

I do think there are probably very few subjects that I would get bored photographing if I’m honest. Some subjects seem to suit different moods.


Continuing on from the previous blog entry about the Sheffield Botanical Gardens. I managed to get lots of shots of various flowers and plants. This isn’t normally my favourite subject to photograph, although there were so many different colours and shapes that captured my interest in the summer sun.

These red flowers I will be honest I have no idea what they are or what they are called. I loved the contrast of the deep red against the yellows and greens.

This yellow flower caught my eye, the pure intensity of the colours in the gardens were amazing. Would be a great location to go back to for a portrait shoot as well.

Just looking back at these photos taken back in July reminds me of the hot sunny weather and makes me feel all summery again. I’m sure the winter season will bring lots of photographic opportunities and inspiration my way, I do still prefer summer.

This one flower I did manage to find out the name of “Globe Thistle” intrigued me. I captured various shots of these flowers. There are some more to be posted in the third and final post to come in this series. Where I have captured them with some of the wildlife.

I have uploaded some of these shots to the online store so they can be purchased as prints. They should be published to purchased within the next 12 hours.

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