There’s going to be a fair amount of catching up to do on the blog as I try and fill in the missing months! To start here are the remaining photos in the Nature photography challenge I took part in back in February, this was to post a photograph a day for seven days.
As I did nothing but travel to work and back I had to concentrate on the garden, so we had dogwood in the early morning sunshine. There’s something about the slanting light that brings out the vibrant colour.
This was followed by a tiny clump of moss, about 2cm across that was beginning it’s bid to envelope an old pallet at the end of the garden. I do love moss, I think it’s the idea of a miniature world. It reminds me of making tiny gardens in an old seed tray when I was a child. I adore mini flowers too like speedwell and violas, and alpines, oh and tiny succulents … well you get the idea!
The next day we had more really bad weather and I had to find a bit of nature indoors. This amaryllis bulb was a present from a friend, if you look after them amaryllis will flower every year, but there’s no denying that for 11 months out of twelve you will end up looking at two or three floppy leaves, which I always find rather sad. I must admit, that with the odd exception, I do prefer garden plants over houseplants!
The last day I took a shot of the largest of the three oak trees at the bottom of our garden. It’s my guardian tree. I sit against it’s trunk to meditate. It stands over my stone circle, there is a Faery Altar at it’s foot and there are entrances to Other Worlds in it’s roots
I really enjoyed this challenge as it made me change the way I look at things. It’s too easy to get in a rut, and walk around with blinkers on, it was good to see things with fresh eyes.