What’s your X Moment?

Parenting, or indeed life, is full of blink and you’ll miss it moments. Once upon a time, that was what happened, if you weren’t there, you weren’t looking, you lost your chance. Then came cameras, Polaroids, digital cameras, and now most of us have that powerful camera in our pocket in the form of our […]

How does your garden grow?

Colourfully. I planted irises last year to grow myself a new header. They bloomed partly when we were away, so I didn’t get the pictures I wanted. This year the single blue one has flowered in the rain. It’s beautiful. But not quite what I want looking for in a header. Hm. I could use […]

The calming wild.

It is no secret that I am fond of outdoor time. Most days I try to get outside even if only into the garden, camera in hand. You can find little secrets and treasures everywhere, even in your own garden, if you look carefully. It’s all about perspective. I have two favourite walks at the […]

Solstice at the beach.

I thought Solstice was yesterday. (In my defence, it’s often on the 21st. Except when it’s not, like this year. Solstice is the moment the sun reaches its most southerly position, which was 4.49 am or some such, so this morning’s sunrise was the one to watch.) Shame, because yesterday’s was better. Happy solstice! Went […]

Wordless Wednesday – on the bike



It’s all about your point of view. The same flower, the same morning, the same camera. Just from two different points of view.      To me one looks warm and one cold. One could be morning and one evening. Or one summer and one winter. No, both today,  taken just a minute or so apart, […]

If you go down to the beach today

you’ll need to be careful not to get lost in the fog. Very very thick fog. No foghorns – I assume it was too thick for the ships to be coming in at all. I guess Operation Stack would have lorries lined up down the roadside. I don’t know though, because I didn’t leave town […]

Sun dogs and sandcastles

I hate clock change time. I’m not good with sudden change, and this time of the year it seems to just pile up – one minute it’s summer (beginning of this month we were on the beach in T shirts), next it’s practically winter – it was 2 degrees this morning. 2! Best way to […]

You can have berries. Or you can have moon. Not both

I stood on the pavement outside our house, and aimed my camera at the tree opposite, which has the most wonderful berries and leaves, and was being lit by the setting sun. And then I saw the moon. And I spent the next ten minutes trying to get shots of the moon with the tree. […]

Sunday morning in the garden

Bedraggled is the word for it really. It’s a bit soggy out there. Things to note when pootling around in your pyjamas 😉  But if you squint and stroll and look around, there’s all sorts going on. This guy looks how I feel..   Whereas I don’t think this flower got the whole autumn memo. In […]

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