Six on Saturday | What a scorcher!

At the beginning of the month I was complaining about how unsummery the weather had been with damp days and cloud, well what a turnaround this week! Even here in the far south-west which rarely sees temperatures above the low 20°C it has been HOT. I imagine the beaches have been full despite it not…

Six on Saturday | Wimbledon Whites

I last did a post about the white flowers in my garden in 2018 when I had created my white bed. Things have moved on since then, but during this final week of Wimbledon I decided to have a look around the garden to see what whites were in flower. Common Yarrow / Achillea millefolium…

Six on Saturday | Call this Summer?

Wind, rain, sunshine, rainbows, temperatures ranging from 20°C to a mere 15°C – short sleeves, long sleeves. A true British summer. After cleaning up after the odd northerly wind which bent things back in ways they are not used to we then got the usual south-westerlies blowing through. Neither of which makes photographing flowers in…

Composition: Focus on Depth of Field

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 | Colours of Midsummer

The summer solstice in the northern hemisphere occurred on 21st June at 5:14 am but Midsummers Day was yesterday the 24th June, a day that’s meant for us to appreciate all the gifts that nature gives us. So let’s do that: 1 Hardy Geranium ‘Orion’is a seedling from Geranium Brookside, it bears large flowers that are…

Out of Cornwall

At the end of May we went on a short break to south Devon to celebrate the OH’s birthday. During our time there we visited the lovely Garden House in Buckland Monachorum. If you would like to have a walk through this garden then please join me on my other blog – Travel Words.