Flower Portrait: Daylily

A daylily or day lily is a flowering plant in the genus Hemerocallis. Despite the common name, it is not in fact a lily. The flowers only last for a day but the good news is that they start flowering in mid summer and continue until the end of August with new flowers opening every…

Six on Saturday | Welcome the Bs

I have been wondering where all the bees and butterflies have been this year as there has been little to see in my garden. However, this week things have improved and the Bee and Butterfly bed has rightly deserved its name. The late flowering Lobelia and Phlox have joined in with the party now. Bees…

Three of the best

I haven’t joined in with this challenge for a while, but this week Sarah asks us to consider three photos that we judge to be successful. Of course how we judge our own images is very subjective and sometimes an image may be a favourite, but not necessarily one of our best. There are all…

Composition: Being Creative with Space

During 2020 I ran a photography challenge over on my travel blog looking at different techniques throughout the year. I was not expecting that the year itself would prove to be a challenge in that the Covid-19 pandemic hit us and not only put paid to any travel plans, but also altered the way in…

Six on Saturday | Sunshiny Days

I’ve looked at whites and pinks recently so I thought I would end the month with the colour I am least fond of in the summer garden – yellow. I also have orange and peach which I do like. These pops of colour contrast nicely with all the blues and purples I have around. Calendula…

Six on Saturday | Pretty in Pink

For someone who doesn’t particularly like the colour pink (and never wears it) I seem to have a lot of it in my garden. Some intentional, some not. This week please join me for a look at some of my pinks around the garden. Above (header in the Cornish hedge) and below is Erigeron glaucus…

the winding road

The B3306 between St Ives and St Just has to be among the most beautiful roads to drive along with the Celtic sea on one side and the hills of West Penwith on the other. It is one of my favourites and I never tire of it. A word of warning though. There are blind…