Tag: Garden

Magnolia unfurling into spring

Worth a Word Wednesday: Unfurling

 Wordless Wednesday – has been renamed ‘Worth a Word’ Wednesday simply because I couldn’t stick to the rules of NO WORDS 🙂 Unfurling into spring Every year I think I take a similar photo to this one.  I try to capture the magnolia flowers unfurling- I love Spring and I love our magnolia tree. It’s huge now and quite old but…

Sparkle and Shine – Weekly Photo Challenge

In every person there is a sun.  Just let them shine. Socrates Shine is the prompt for this week’s photo challenge and Nancy Thanki asks us to share a photo with a sparkly shine. Has the sunshine or any other light source caused you to stop because it’s highlighting something you didn’t notice before? On a rare sunny day, during our long wet winter, I…

In the frame – Weekly Photo Challenge

View from the inside In this week’s photo challenge, Nancy asks us to look at things a bit differently. Whether it’s through an actual picture frame, a few stalks of grass, or even the spokes of a bicycle tire, find an alternative frame to the world around you and share what you see! I’ve taken this one  literally. While relaxing in my sunroom…

Mundane Monday Challenge – let’s light up the world!

Solar lights are very clever but not something I tend to photograph very often. I decided I’d feature one of my humble, yet colourful, solar lights to show it in a different light for Mundane Monday this week. I just love the crackle texture of these lights. The Mundane Monday Challenge is hosted by PhoTrablogger and is a challenge created to find beauty in almost everything.…

Sally D’s Mobile Photography Challenge: Macro (more spring)

Sally D’s Mobile Photography Challenge has Macro as the theme for this week. I’m very surprised at the quality and clarity that the humble phone can produce.  I didn’t do very much editing on this photo but did take quite a few shots trying to capture what I have dubbed ‘the tendrils’. I’m not quite sure if I’ve done this right but regardless,…

Sally D’s Mobile Photography Challenge: Nature (spring)

 If you truly love Nature, you will find beauty everywhere. ~Vincent Van Gogh Sally D’s Mobile Photography Challenge has Nature as the theme for this week. We’ve had the most beautiful weather over the weekend, so warm and summery all of a sudden!  Last week we were cold with our wood fires still burning and this week we are all feeling the…

Sally D’s Mobile Photography Challenge: Black and White – sunroom

It’s time for Sally D’s Mobile Photography Challenge  and as it’s the third Monday of the month, the theme this week is Black and white. My sun-room is an absolute delight at this time of the year – it’s sunny, light, warm, cosy, comfortable, functional and it’s my go-to place, my hideaway, my cocoon. I have lots of lovely photos with clear blue…