Picture behind the story #20 A walk in a Medieval Park


A personal PhotoChallenge matching a story to a photo every day for 30 days with short tales of travel, mountaineering, Nepal, art, and a few personal ones too! Stanton Fitzwarren is a small village in Wiltshire, close to our home, with a history that can be traced back to Roman times with the site of … Continue reading Picture behind the story #20 A walk in a Medieval Park

Picture behind the story #15 Down And Dirty With David Bellamy!


A personal PhotoChallenge matching a story to a photo every day for 30 days with short tales of travel, mountaineering, Nepal, art, and a few personal ones too! 15 Down and dirty with David Bellamy! About 30 years ago my young daughter and I became “fungus hunters”! It was great fun trundling through forests and … Continue reading Picture behind the story #15 Down And Dirty With David Bellamy!

What time is it Mr Dandelion?


A week or so back, our fields, hedgerows and nature reserve were almost overwhelmed with dandelion seed heads presenting some great opportunities for macro photography.  So many in fact that whole area seemed to have been covered with frost or snow! Did you know that: Dandelions belong to the Taraxacum genus of flowering plants in … Continue reading What time is it Mr Dandelion?

Macro Monday: The Anemone, the Rifle and the Bayonet!


Today’s macro photography image is of an Anemone which were my late mum’s favourite flowers. I like to keep a few Spring and Summer flowering varieties in our garden as a lasting memory. She died in 2012 at the great age of 91 and had served in the military for the duration of WW2, rising … Continue reading Macro Monday: The Anemone, the Rifle and the Bayonet!

Macro Monday: The Alium and the Bee!


A member of the onion family, garden Aliums are a welcome burst of colour between Spring and Summer. But it’s the Bumblebee that caught my attention here. Did you know: A bee can detect a single molecule of sugar at a distance of one mile!? Bumblebees hibernate under the ground? They will NOT die if … Continue reading Macro Monday: The Alium and the Bee!