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!

Macro Monday: Sequoia Bark in Yosemite


The visit to Yosemite on our Trans USA Rail holiday last year was one of the highlights of the trip. I remember the guide telling us about the three different types of Redwood or Sequoia but have no idea which one this close up photo highlights! The bark looks like a satellite image of a … Continue reading Macro Monday: Sequoia Bark in Yosemite

Macro Monday: The Forest Bug


Forest Bug (Pentatoma rufipes) A short walk in our local nature reserve revealed this Forest Bug which mostly lives high up in trees and bushes. Although it is rarely seen this is a common species all over the British Isles. It sometimes sucks on leaves and fruit, but it clearly prefers to hunt for its … Continue reading Macro Monday: The Forest Bug