Wednesday, 8 July 2020

Summer Flowers (Smoke Bush)

The Smokebush is from the Cotinus family and has large plumes of fluffy white flowers in summer that resemble smoke.  The leaves are a dark red Plum colour.

This is a new shrub so I'm looking forward to it coming into flower.





"Cotinus Smoke Bush"

Olympus EM10 Mk2 + 14-42 EZ Mzuiko Lens.






Saturday, 4 July 2020

Photo's from my shed!

Actually, from my garage.

This was an exercise, using available light + a reflector.

A faded Clematis, now past it's best.

Welsh Poppy seed heads.



Side cutters

Cut flowers scissors.

Olympus EM10 Mk2 + 25mm Mzuiko Prime lens.




Monday, 29 June 2020

Wednesday, 24 June 2020

A few odd pictures from my garden.

A few "odd" pics from my garden.


Our garden, complete with my washing.

Some algae growing on our stone hedgehog.

First flowers opening on the Climbing Hydrangea. 

I found this wild flower in our garden.  I think it's Shamrock, but it's past
it's best.  (I found a better example below.)


Norman was watching me all the time.



Sunday, 21 June 2020

People making spectacles of themselves.

When I go to events one of the things I look out for is people wearing mirrored sunglasses.









Thursday, 18 June 2020

Something other than flowers!

A few pics from my archives instead of garden flowers (although I do have more of them!)

A few portraits of characters I've met at various events.

Cleethorpes Scooter Rally.

Urban Arts Festival, Grimsby.

Urban Arts Festival, Grimsby.

A "Resident" of Cleethorpes.

An inquisitive cow at Grainsby Park.

Kingston Upon Hull, East Riding of Yorkshire.
One of my favourite "street pics".



Thursday, 11 June 2020

(More) Summer flowers. Leaf Patterns.

Not just flower pics, but a variety of leaf patterns & shapes + one small flower.

Nasturtium leaf, backlit by the morning sun. 


A single Campanula flower.  We have large carpets of this pretty flower,
it's very easy to propagate and spreads freely.  We've had them for many
years but this year, for the first time, our tortoise Joey took a liking for the flowers
and enjoys eating them.  I've checked with the Tortoise Society and they are
perfectly safe and ok for them to eat. 

The leaf of the "Illumination Trailing"  Begonia.

Beech leaf, backlit.  We have a Beach hedge and all the new leaves have opened.

This + the previous Beech leaf was photographed against the midday sun.

This last Beech leaf was photographed against late evening sun, hence
the different colour temperature.

Olympus EM1 Mk2 + 12-100 Pro lens.



Sunday, 7 June 2020

Summer Flowers (Cranesbill Geranium)

Flowers from my garden. 

Cranesbill Geranium.

Cranesbill Geranium leaf.


Olympus EM10 Mk2 + 14-42 EZ Mzuiko lens.


Thursday, 4 June 2020

Lincolnshire Mills.

Lincolnshire has a lot of mills, some derelict, others now residential and many restored and still working.
These images from my archives, they have been on the blog before but many years ago.

Heckington windmill, near Sleaford.  The only 8 sailed mill with it's sails still
intact in the UK.  Built in 1830.


Alvingham Watermill, near Louth.  Still working until a few years ago but now
a private residence.   Built in 1782.

Cogglesford Watermill in Sleaford.  Still a working mill and open to the public.
(Closed currently during the Covid 19 Pandemic).
The current mill is on the River Slea and was built in the early 18th centuary but
corn has been milled on this site for over 1,000 years.