The garden has very little life in it right now with the exception of the Buddleia which is starting to bloom quite nicely and attracting more critters for me to observe and capture. I love the Buddleia and it's small purple flowers, I sit on the wall beside it and watch the various insect species … Continue reading Ants, Butterflies, Bees ~ Oh My!
Cutting the apron strings is so bloody hard! Up until now I have been exceptionally fortunate to have my daughters close to me. University ~ piece of cake ~ eldest ensconced in flat 15 minutes drive away, as studying at local university. I love and adore my offspring ~ despite adversity we have come through … Continue reading Snip..snip..snip..
NOTE: Please forgive any typo's or incorrect spellings, poor English and sentence construction. My excuse? Cognitive dysfunction. Today sees me jaded, weary, knackered, whacked, bushed ~ *insert your favourite word for being tired and fatigued here* "Pacing", that ol' gem ~ so much easier to say than to put into practice and I put my … Continue reading Jaded, Weary, Knackered, Whacked & Bushed
As you may have gathered from previous posts, I'm enormously fond of macro photography ~ although yet to master it. I have a ring flash which I have never used until yesterday. I spent my time walking around our now almost arid garden landscape to search for critters to experiment on. I tried the blue … Continue reading To Flash Or Not To Flash ~ That Is The Question
Today was a good day. This morning after preparing a picnic and collecting all kinds of gear, gardening gloves, scissors, faux flowers, real flowers, zip ties, silver enamel paint and tiny weeny paint brushes I hopped into the car with offspring number 2. Our destination was Woodhall Spa in Lincolnshire, with two goals ~ to … Continue reading Mama Mia!
Our garden loves buttercups, they are all over ~ along with the white clover. Bugs and Bees seem to love them, which is awesome, I like nothing more than watching them flit about the lawn. I decided to just lie on the grass with my camers ~ macro lenss and 20mm extension tube and just … Continue reading In Among The Buttercups
I've been out with my macro lens, extension tubes, tripod and 4 way slider. It was not a success! The tripod is good and sturdy ~ the monopod (which comes free from the tripod and part of the central column where you fix your camera) is more tricky to use. I find balancing the monopod … Continue reading Macro Meddling