Blooms and Blossoms (and a few birds)

First comes snowdrops, then crocuses…

Then comes daffodils, narcissi and rhododendron…

Cherry, apple blossom, magnolia, and hawthorn…

Lastly, here are some feathered friends enjoying the spring weather too!


Now, onwards to lilac, bluebells and roses!


From winter to spring

I started a new job in January, and what with a nasty cold virus that wouldn’t go away and all those dark nights, I haven’t had much time to do a blog post, but now I have some time off so I can update you on some photographic highlights.

At weekends I try to go for walks, and am particularly fond of taking pictures of the waterfowl in Burgess Park!

Work trips have given me some variety. I went to St Beuno’s in Wales for the first time in late January, surrounded by beautiful countryside.

Also fitted in a trip to Whipsnade, where it was a winter wonderland!

I have also taken a few urban shots as I’m out and about

And I’m now fortunate to work next to the beautiful Farm Street Church DSCF0209

London’s Foggy Day

Last year we had a foggy day and I expressed to a friend annoyance that I had not got up in the morning and taken photos of the fog. He replied ‘ what do you mean? It’s fog! There’s nothing to photograph!’ Yet as this Timeout compilation reveals, there were plenty of excellent foggy photo opportunities!

None of mine actually live up to that standard, but then again (as I discovered) it is quite tricky to get good photographs of fog. Now I have a better idea of how to do it, so – in the spirit of this blog – I am still learning…

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And then the fog cleared…