Six on Saturday | the end of spring

I am very late with this post this week. Usually I have my post written on Friday and just waiting to link up to the Prop on Saturday. This week though has been weird, I go out into the garden for 10 minutes of weeding and come back in to find that hours have passed…

delicate colours

delicate (adj.) – very fine in texture or structure; of intricate workmanship or quality / dainty / graceful / elegant I suppose we think of delicate colours as those that are very pale; pastels, ethereal, soft. So I had a look around the lanes and my walk along George V yesterday to try and capture…

Six on Saturday | Newbies

May is hotting up, this past week has been lovely. Here in the south-west we don’t get those mid twenty temperatures in the rest of the country, but 20°C is fine by me. I nearly drove to a nearby beach mid-week, but decided to empty some of the early spring bulb pots instead and get…

bees and one butterfly

pastime (noun) –  an activity that someone does regularly for enjoyment rather than work; a hobby. I don’t have many pastimes. Mainly gardening and photography take up my time now that I am retired. So flower photography is pretty much a given. What I do like to do at this time of year is try…

the sky painter in May

Over the last few weeks we have enjoyed some remarkable colours in the evening sky as the sun sets over the hill. The air is usually clean and clear here and recently it has been cold in the evenings. Maybe that’s what enhances the colours. But it’s not always about the light or the colour,…

Six on Saturday | Mid May

It is a little worrying how fast the months are passing by when I haven’t been anywhere! Already mid May and only a few weeks away from the longest day! I really want these weeks to slow down. Today we’ll have a look in the gravel garden/sunny border: (1) My favourite South African daisy the…

wild landscapes

Wednesday began the start of easing the country (England) out of the tough lockdown restrictions that we have had for the last 8 weeks. Some people will be returning to work, garden centres are allowed to reopen, and we can go further afield to exercise as long as we like, though we still can’t meet…

cropping the shot

This week Patti (one of the lens-artist group of talented photographers) has asked us to consider the value and necessity of cropping a shot as a way to bring out its best qualities. I use cropping a lot. For Becky’s square challenge (usually posted on Travel Words) a lot of images have to be cropped…

The Last Tulip Hurrah

My tulips have all but finished now. The storm on Monday night last week not only revealed another leak in the roof, but also blew away the last of the petals from most of the tulips I have grown this year. Only two remain – some White Triumphator in the raised bed and a pot…

Six on Saturday | Flower Moon

On Thursday the Flower Moon lit up the sky as the last supermoon of 2020 was seen at its most impressive. Par for the course here in the south-west the sky was cloudy when it rose at around 8:45 p.m. but I managed to get a photo through the Velux window later on that night…