#World Photography Day

World Photography Day (19th August 2022) is an annual, worldwide celebration of the art, craft, science and history of photography. People can participate by adding their photos on Instagram. Since I do not have an Instagram account I am sharing my photo from today on my blog. Where’s the Jam? “A good photograph is one…

Portrait of a bumblebee

Bombus hortorum, the garden bumblebee or small garden bumblebee on Narcissus ‘Geranium’. It is distinguished from most other bumblebees by its long tongue used for feeding on pollen in deep-flowered plants.

Square January #17

 Uplifting Uplifting (adjective) – inspiring happiness, optimism, or hope. Always the optimist, Becky is hoping that 2021 will be a more positive year as we march onwards and upwards. Yes, the theme for January Squares is the word ‘up’ and as usual she invites us all to join her in a month of ‘ups’ of any…

Square January #3

Close UP Always the optimist, Becky is hoping that 2021 will be a more positive year as we march onwards and upwards. Yes, the theme for January Squares is the word ‘up’ and as usual she invites us all to join her in a month of ‘ups’ of any description. The only absolute rule is that your main photograph…

in my garden | mr grumpy

I’m not sure what kind he is (possibly a Ringlet?) as he wouldn’t open his wings for me, just sat there on the honeysuckle leaf looking grumpy. I had my macro lens with me as I was photographing bees, or trying to, and he was just that little bit too high up for me to…

Cucumber Green Spider

This green spider (Araniella cucurbitina) is seen from April to October and is around 4mm-6mm long. It is usually found hanging out on low growing bushes and hedgerows and eats flies and other small insects. They are native to the UK and, while they look mostly green all over, there is a small red spot…