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.
|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.
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.