Let’s see how it grows

Peony Surprise


Photography is like gardening, get the science somewhere near right and you have success, take time to play around with the science and the contents and you have art.  As we have rushed headlong into the world of snap and shoot and the selfie culture prevails, we have also become used to instant flower baskets in springtime.

Good gardens evolve with a great deal of consideration and thoughtful planning, as do good photographs. Slowing down the potential snapshot to contemplate how the photograph will look, what it will say to the viewer, what it will say to you, the photographer considers what to include in the frame and what to leave out and becomes engrossed for a time in imagining, visualising in the minds eye the final effects of their design.

Thirsty work

Brown Grass, Thirsty Thrush.


Baking heat and no rain for what feels like weeks, a little song thrush was so thirsty she was trying to catch droplets of water from the sprinkler on the vegetables patch. Although there is a trough of water nearby for the birds, it clearly isn’t enough. So, plans to dig out a wildlife pond in 2019 were hurriedly brought forward and work has begun.