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13/07/2014 - 10:00 PM

365 Day 192 - Day Lily

Anybody following this blog will be sick of flowers but I'm not going to apologise, at the end of the day it is my blog and I like my flowers! These day lilies last such a short time, just a day, hence their name and as I said in an earlier post, even when we have had some quite breezy days, some o...

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On May 4th 1471, the battle of Tewkesbury took place between the Lancastrians and Yorkists. This was apparently one of the most decisive battles of the wars of the roses with the Yorks under King Edward IV not only beating the Lancastrian but killing both the Lancastrian heir to the throne and many...

13/07/2014 - 8:55 PM

365 Day 190 - More flowers

The last few evenings have been quite still which is lovely after having a bit of breeze in the day and I have taken advantage by going out in the garden with my camera. Today it was the clematis. I can't remember what this one is called, it is not a huge flower but a really intense magenta colour ...

13/07/2014 - 8:49 PM

365 Day 188 - Another beastie

I have a huge pot of lilies on the patio which are at their best just now and the plan today was to photograph them with my macro lens, which I did and this is the result. Then just as I was thinking of packing everything away I spotted this creature on the ground. It is quite big, thou...

13/07/2014 - 7:55 PM

365 Day 187 - Beasties

When I took Isla for her walk today there seemed to be lots more butterflies than I had seen for a while, mostly small tortoishelles feeding on thistles. It was quite windy though and even with quite a fast shutter speed it wasn't easy to get them sharp as the thistles were swaying in the wind. T...

13/07/2014 - 7:27 PM

365 Day 186 - Red sky at night

Tuesday is my day for golf, at least one of them. The ladies play 9 holes in the afternoon then club night starts at 6 o'clock and I play another 9 holes then and although I could probably take my little camera with me I somehow don't like to and I always end up struggling for a photograph on Tuesd...


I'm determined to see this project through but am really struggling to keep it going at the moment. I'm taking the photographs, though as I have said before, some days inspiration seems to be lacking too but just lately it has been several days and sometimes a week before I manage to upload them, s...

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06/07/2014 - 10:19 PM

365 Day 184 - Incy wincy spider

We had a horrendous thunder storm this afternoon with hail, lightning and then suddenly it cleared up again. I like to take a walk around the garden after the rain to try to catch some raindrops on the flowers. That didn't work too well today, either the drops had gone or the background was too me...


I'm working on part 2 of my OCA People and Place course at the moment and the exercises I am doing involve photographing people without them being aware of it. My current exercises involve using a wide angle lens and a standard local length lens so that I get the people and the environment to a les...

06/07/2014 - 9:45 PM

365 Day 182 - Potatoes!!!

Today was 'Founders' Day' at the school at which I am a governor. It is a Church of England aided school attached to St John the Baptist, Huntley and although strictly speaking, St John the Baptist day is 24th June, we usually hold our 'Founders Day' events on a Friday, two weeks before the end of ...


This time last year we went for a walk in the Forest of Dean, had lunch on the way home and vowed to set a week aside every month in which we would choose a day and repeat the experience. Ever since, in my diary the first week of every month has been 'walk week' although until this week we have not...

06/07/2014 - 9:24 PM

365 Day 180 - My new hydangea

I bought this hydrangea last year at the Malvern Spring show as it was completely different from any of the others I had seen. The problem with hydrangeas is that the colour they end up with depends very much on the type of soil they are grown in. Very pleased that this one has turned out exactly ...


You would think that I would perfect one technique before experimenting with another and I always intend to, but then I see something and think, I'll try .... There are a little patch of poppies that have seeded themselves in our front garden and they are so pretty that I didn't have the heart to p...


I really love macro photos of flowers, particularly those taken in their natural surroundings rather than inside in a studio so that is what I have been practicing with today. Not so easy to keep the background natural but without being distracting and also the slightest movement on my part not to ...

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30/06/2014 - 10:51 PM

365 Day 177 - Race for Life

Having been affected by cancer myself I am very aware of the need to raise funds for cancer research and one of the ways I have done that over the last few years is by taking part in Race for Life. Usually I take part in the Gloucester event but missed it this year as we were still on holiday, so C...