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365: Nature's Beauty - a challenge to take one photograph per day inspired by nature

The Conclusion

31/12/10

This is it, it's all done! ...more

Hyacinth Bud

30/12/10

The penultimate shot simply had to involve something floral ...more

Old Cotswold Legbars

29/12/10

Another food-based flourish for one of the last few days ...more

Christmas Clementines

28/12/10

Time to inject a bit of last minute colour ...more

Glamour Puss

27/12/10

A miracle! The cat actually posed for me. ...more

Ice and Black Lace

26/12/10

I suspect that this will be the last snow shot ...more

White Christmas

25/12/10

Although there was no fresh snow, I think this qualifies as a white Christmas. ...more

Christmas Eve

24/12/10

A white Christmas Eve, will it still be white tomorrow? ...more

Grown

23/12/10

A follow up shot to the 13th December ...more

Winter Hazel

22/12/10

A final entry for the Hazel too ...more

Snow Sensation

21/12/10

More snow, more alliums ...more

Under a Blanket of Snow

20/12/10

Time for a snowy landscape ...more

Snow Woods

19/12/10

Back to a location right from the start of the year ...more

Winter Trees

18/12/10

One more visit to my favourite beech trees ...more

Snow Sensation

17/12/10

Then it snowed. ...more

Sinister Trees

16/12/10

The only shot in the project in artificial light ...more

Attached

15/12/10

Something for a rainy day ...more

Small Cone

14/12/10

Unidentified but photogenic ...more

New Shoots

13/12/10

Curled Cress shoots ...more

Ash Keys

12/12/10

This seems to be a good area for Ash trees ...more

Side On Soft

11/12/10

The amazing, all year round flowering Gerbera ...more

Cat's Paw

10/12/10

This was supposed to be an easy shot ...more

Iced Leaf Structure

09/12/10

A mystery leaf on the lawn ...more

Frosted Path

08/12/10

Some locations demand to be revisited ...more

Frosted Hydrangea

07/12/10

Who says dead flowers can't be attractive ...more

Winter Wonderland

06/12/10

The weather may interfere with daily routines, but it is forgiven for such beauty ...more

Wintery Way

05/12/10

This is more frost than snow ...more

Starting to Melt

04/12/10

Back home and a final review of the birdbath ...more

Long Shadows

03/12/10

Last day in Devon, and up early for the shot of the day ...more

Ice Feature

02/12/10

A return visit to RHS Rosemoor ...more

Headland

01/12/10

A view from a small part of the South West Coast Path ...more

Texture

30/11/10

Something simple to round up the month ...more

Rippled Sand

29/11/10

Trying to improve the quota of coastal shots ...more

Crab Apple

28/11/10

So many photos to choose from today ...more

Frozen Droplet

27/11/10

Lichen, tree branch and icy water, a great combination ...more

Crystals

26/11/10

The frost froze some more and provided more inspiration ...more

Crystal Leaf

25/11/10

The cold weather is providing more interesting photo opportunities ...more

Sheltering

24/11/10

An unexpected inclusion for Verbena bonariensis ...more

Berry Red

23/11/10

The bright red leaves and berries of a Cotoneaster ...more

Halved

22/11/10

Since I'm on a bit of a food theme ...more

Next Year's Tulips

21/11/10

I'd meant to plant them a while back ...more

Before It Was Breakfast

20/11/10

First lunch, now breakfast ...more

Mistletoe

19/11/10

A little early for Christmas, but... ...more

Smoke Bush

18/11/10

The colourful, fallen leaves of a Cotinus ‘Grace’ ...more

Melon Teeth

17/11/10

Alternative title, "before it was lunch" ...more

Larch

16/11/10

Back in the home county for another foggy morning ...more

Lancashire Dawn

15/11/10

Foggy mornings transform a landscape ...more

Motion

14/11/10

Water doesn't feature often enough ...more

Bramble Tree

13/11/10

A weekend away in Lancashire ...more

Beach Still Life

12/11/10

No trip to the beach is complete without a few shells ...more

Simply Maple

11/11/10

Alas not a poppy ...more

Eleven Days Later

10/11/10

It's amazing the difference a few days makes ...more

Holey Stone

09/11/10

Here's one I collected earlier ...more

Dark Eyes

08/11/10

I have a garden full of confused plants ...more

Tree Line

07/11/10

Back out to the woods again, before the storms hit ...more

Leaf Wrap

06/11/10

The Contorted Hazel shines again ...more

Goldfinches

05/11/10

Pretty little birds, defying the wind and rain ...more

Soft Bud

04/11/10

An odd looking bud in abstract ...more

Rose Blotch

03/11/10

Another shot close to home ...more

Beech Still Life

02/11/10

If I can't go to the beech, the beech can come to me ...more

Surprised Seagulls

01/11/10

Keeping with the beech theme, a beach ...more

Beech Blur

31/10/10

Time to be experimental ...more

Leafy Lane

30/10/10

Back to the local beech trees ...more

Ornamental Corn

29/10/10

A break from Beech and a return to the harvest theme ...more

Simply Beech

28/10/10

Beech trees, a project within the project ...more

Beautiful Beech

27/10/10

More Beech trees, different wood ...more

Celery

26/10/10

You know the weather's bad when I have to raid the fridge! ...more

Sun Rising

25/10/10

The latest getting up for a sunrise for a while now ...more

Beautiful Beech Wood

24/10/10

Lovely afternoon sun and striking trees. ...more

Statice

23/10/10

Getting value from a previous bouquet ...more

Many Seeds

22/10/10

A different look at Verbena ...more

First Frost

21/10/10

Time for the summer bedding to go ...more

Fire In The Sky

20/10/10

It's autumn, so it's sunset-season ...more

Autumn's Glory

19/10/10

Narrowing it down to this shot was very difficult ...more

Hot Pink

18/10/10

Another bunch I couldn't resist ...more

Sun Worship

17/10/10

An opportunity too good to resist ...more

Floppy Coriander

16/10/10

Acquired in preparation for tonight's dinner ...more

Shy

15/10/10

Nasturtium majus 'Whirlybird' in flower. Again. ...more

Soft Pink

14/10/10

Something pale and delicate for a grey day ...more

Squash Stack

13/10/10

Back to check up on the Rococo Garden squash harvest ...more

Chyrsanthemum Teeth

12/10/10

Another home grown subject ...more

Miss Willmott

11/10/10

Another of the Potentilla family ...more

Sedum

10/10/10

A good, reliable plant that will provide interest through the colder months ...more

Newton Wonder

09/10/10

Most definitely not from a supermarket ...more

Hazel Nut

08/10/10

My Hazel tree decided it was time for this photograph ...more

Grazing

07/10/10

Something calming and peaceful ...more

Black Berries

06/10/10

Something a little stark and abstract ...more

Autumn Plant Pot

05/10/10

Here's one I prepared earlier ...more

Sea of Fog

04/10/10

The view from Coaley Peak I'd been waiting for ...more

Pyracantha

03/10/10

An image resulting from staring out of the window looking for inspiration ...more

Bud Bloomers

02/10/10

Victim to another multi-buy at the garden centre ...more

Potted Marlies

01/10/10

I may have gained another freebie from the garden centre ...more

Queen of The Cotswolds

30/09/10

Finally, some photogenic weather ...more

Future Bindweed

29/09/10

Something to dispose of carefully, later on ...more

Water Web

28/09/10

Another day of tricky weather ...more

Lavender Fire

27/09/10

Something a little different ...more

Rosebay

26/09/10

Not the image expected from a walk in the countryside ...more

From Beneath

25/09/10

A slightly different view of a Pot Marigold ...more

Yellow Blotch

24/09/10

I said that there would be more Violas ...more

Fading

23/09/10

Give me a hydrangea and I will milk its photographic potential ...more

Yellow Bud

22/09/10

All of a sudden I have more roses ...more

Some Weeds Are Pretty

21/09/10

One thing I can usually find in the garden somewhere ...more

Peach Jump Up

20/09/10

It's that time of the year again ...more

High Key Leaf

19/09/10

Something else that got buried under another plant ...more

Garlic Chives

18/09/10

Delicate little flowers to brighten up the herb border ...more

Harvest Display

17/09/10

Pumpkins are made to be photographed ...more

New Berries

16/09/10

Time to revisit a plant last photographed in January ...more

Mixed Herbs

15/09/10

Homegrown and freshly harvested ...more

Translucent

14/09/10

Here's one I've been saving for a while ...more

Borage

13/09/10

From a little seedling a sprawling plant has grown ...more

Autumnale

12/09/10

One of the things I love about late summer is that that's when the Heleniums bloom. ...more

Sweety

11/09/10

The advantage of visiting the local garden centre is that there's then usually a nice, easy photo a day or so later. ...more

All Fluffed Up

10/09/10

Not what I expected to pick as the day's photograph ...more

The Pineapple Pit

09/09/10

Today I have an image that's very much distinct to the location ...more

Wheat

08/09/10

A staple grain, so an important agricultural crop, yet its visual appeal is often overlooked. ...more

Black Lace Berries

07/09/10

Sometimes an image suggests itself ...more

Hyssop 'Blue'

06/09/10

It's probably just as well I hadn't planted this outside already ...more

Before They Were Jam

05/09/10

Last, and by no means least ...more

Pick Your Own

04/09/10

Guess what I spent my Saturday afternoon doing? ...more

Fruity

03/09/10

This is the start of a small collection of themed images ...more

Explosion of Seeds

02/09/10

I thought I'd managed to clear all of this out of the garden ...more

Tickseed

01/09/10

A flower portrait from a different garden ...more

Evening Verbena

31/08/10

This is all about the light ...more

Alpacas

30/08/10

And now for something completely different ...more

Honesty Seeds

29/08/10

A step closer to a planned photograph ...more

The Hungry Caterpillar

28/08/10

After all the butterfly photographs, this was the natural next step ...more

Speckled Wood

27/08/10

Another one for the collection ...more

Pony Tail Rain

26/08/10

A shot grabbed between rain showers ...more

Prolific

25/08/10

The orchid is revisited ...more

Fields

24/08/10

Time for something non-floral ...more

Carnations

23/08/10

Another Sainsbury's special ...more

Sunlit Bee

22/08/10

Here's a shot I'd been planning for a while ...more

Red Roses

21/08/10

There's a lot to be said for supermarkets ...more

Geranium Pink

20/08/10

Will the rain ever stop? ...more

Mealycup Sage

19/08/10

Sometimes the natural background works ...more

No More Flowers

18/08/10

A shot grabbed between bouts of bad weather ...more

Sneezeweed

17/08/10

Something else orange from the garden ...more

Russian Sage

16/08/10

A splash of tiny bright blue flowers ...more

Future Poppies

15/08/10

The weather dictated a retreat to the studio ...more

After the Flowers

14/08/10

After the flowers and after the rain ...more

Large White

13/08/10

And now for an intact Large White ...more

Black-Grass-Not-Grass

12/08/10

The plant I can never remember the name of ...more

Sea of Orange and Green

11/08/10

Crocosmia looking its best ...more

Raindrop Pansy

10/08/10

After a lot of false starts I finally got the shot I wanted ...more

Budding Marjoram

09/08/10

I keep forgetting that I'm growing Marjoram ...more

Meadow Brown

08/08/10

Another one to tick on the butterfly list ...more

Flight

07/08/10

A day out at a bird of prey centre is always a nice treat ...more

Echinops

06/08/10

From white to blue ...more

White Globes

05/08/10

I've not seen white Echinops before ...more

Scorpion Weed

04/08/10

If you ever want to attract bees, grow this ...more

Battered

03/08/10

Not quite the butterfly photograph I planned ...more

Housing Victim

02/08/10

Something a little more controversial today ...more

Monarch's Velvet

01/08/10

This time I managed to photograph the plant without a resident fly ...more

White Swan in the Evening

31/07/10

A late evening visit to the Rococo Garden is rewarded with beautiful light ...more

Contorted Nut

30/07/10

The one, and only, nut on my Contorted Hazel ...more

Gatekeeper

29/07/10

Another butterfly to add to the collection ...more

Soft Hydrangea

28/07/10

A particularly welcome gift ...more

Gone to Seed

27/07/10

Given that I promised another allium photo before the project was done ...more

Hoverfly

26/07/10

Time for a smaller insect ...more

Peacock

25/07/10

From the unusual to the most common butterfly visitor ...more

Common Blue

24/07/10

A real treat on the butterfly front ...more

Bronze

23/07/10

A touch too dull for butterflies today ...more

Small Tortoiseshell

22/07/10

Continuing with the theme of small, flying critters ...more

First Early Harvest

21/07/10

Back to the Rococo Garden for the first time in a few weeks ...more

Small White

20/07/10

Outside again and with both fauna and flora ...more

Monarch's Fly

19/07/10

A fly on a Potentilla thurberi 'Monarch's Velvet' and an outdoors shoot for a change ...more

Leaf Lace

18/07/10

Still windy, still in the studio ...more

Windfall

17/07/10

Not only are the high winds keeping me indoors, they're providing subjects too ...more

Whirlybird

16/07/10

It's still wet and windy outside ...more

Seed Pod 'Sensation'

15/07/10

A return to the ever photogenic Allium 'Purple Sensation' ...more

Home Grown

14/07/10

It looks like this vase is going to be busy all summer ...more

Open Pod

13/07/10

At long last, a pansy shot that wasn't difficult to edit ...more

Dishevelled

12/07/10

One rain-soaked marigold ...more

Black and White Lavender

11/07/10

Encouraging more bees into the garden is a real pleasure ...more

Red Snapper

10/07/10

Although they're really Antirrhinums, I shall always think of these flowers as snapdragons first ...more

A Vase of Beajolas

09/07/10

First of the home-grown sweet peas ...more

Surprise Honeysuckle

08/07/10

Having missed a year of flowering I was curious to see what this honeysuckle would do ...more

Capital Wildflowers

07/07/10

A small wildflower meadow in the heart of the nation's capital city ...more

Nature's Living Room

06/07/10

Pushing the boundaries of 'Nature's Beauty' at the Hampton Court Flower Show ...more

Freesias

05/07/10

The other half of the flowers I was given a few days ago ...more

Mixed Border

04/07/10

Another title for this photograph could just as easily be 'The Summer Cast' ...more

Scented Stocks

03/07/10

I love it when I get given flowers out of the blue ...more

Verbena Bonariensis

02/07/10

Something tiny and delicate ...more

Tomke

01/07/10

The last of the geraniums, or zonal pelargoniums, has decided to flower ...more

Half-way Rose

30/06/10

It's hard to believe, but I'm half way through the project ...more

Brutus

29/06/10

Another wind defying studio shoot today ...more

Bowman's Root

28/06/10

Gillenia Trifoliata, Bowman's Root, in flower ...more

Empress of India

27/06/10

It's amazing the difference a sunny spell makes ...more

Reb's Bouquet

26/06/10

A topical photograph for the day ...more

Scarlet Sage

25/06/10

The Scarlet Sage appears to be vulnerable to snails ...more

Red Cherry

24/06/10

Another victory from seed ...more

Crazy Pink

23/06/10

Time for some more frothy flowers ...more

Sunkissed Cornflower

22/06/10

Product of an unusual marketing strategy ...more

In Celebration of Summer

21/06/10

Something appropriate to herald the first day of summer ...more

Calendula Glow

20/06/10

Back to Painswick Rococo Garden. Twice in a week. ...more

Double Red

19/06/10

Another colourful flower ...more

Crystal Palace

18/06/10

Lobelia Bush Dark Blue ‘Crystal Palace’ ...more

A Stick in Time

17/06/10

Girl Guiding Staffordshire's show garden at Gardeners' World Live 2010 at the NEC in Birmingham ...more

365 16/06/2010: Sky Blue Pink

16/06/10

I never thought I'd get to use this title for a photograph ...more

Love-in-a-Mist

15/06/10

A very photogenic flower en masse ...more

The Flower that Fell Off

14/06/10

A repeat visit to the Zonal Pelargonium or Geranium from last month ...more

Digitalis Abstract

13/06/10

A simple extract of a foxglove ...more

Lilac Haze

12/06/10

Now the other side of the wall is in flower ...more

The Red Knight

11/06/10

Another instance where the plan worked out differently ...more

Varnished Hebe

10/06/10

A rock solid shrub that defies the winds ...more

Buzz Buzz

09/06/10

Continuing to practice bug photography ...more

Valerian

08/06/10

One more for the wild flower portfolio ...more

Sambucus nigra

07/06/10

I managed to escape the rain again and grab another garden image before it got too wet ...more

Potted Daisies

06/06/10

Now we're in June I have far more to choose from ...more

Cheerful

05/06/10

Something bright and cheerful from the garden ...more

Gazania Rising

04/06/10

Although this looks like a studio shot, it was taken out in the garden ...more

Reach for the Sun

03/06/10

Back to more seasonal conditions ...more

After the Rain

02/06/10

Even more surprising was that the rain was still my friend ...more

Allium Jewels

01/06/10

Sometimes the rain is not so bad after all ...more

Crimson Star

31/05/10

Another one of the Aquilegias is in bloom ...more

Prolific

30/05/10

A pretty plant, with many, many flowers ...more

Cosmos

29/05/10

Forced back inside the studio for the first time in a few weeks ...more

Ruben

28/05/10

Now 'Scarlet' (23/05/2010) has a companion called 'Ruben' ...more

Playtime

27/05/10

It's really hard to take photographs when the subject is this cute ...more

Nora Barlow

26/05/10

Aquilegias are another plant I associate with late spring ...more

Ornamental

25/05/10

Same family, different member ...more

The Inner Allium

24/05/10

Back to the Allium hollandicum 'Purple Sensation' ...more

Scarlet

23/05/10

Time for something really bright and cheerful ...more

Flowering Chives

22/05/10

Now, an edible member of the allium family ...more

Rococo Blooms

21/05/10

A classic shot from a classic garden ...more

Backlit Sensation

20/05/10

Time for one of my favourites, it's allium season ...more

Lilac

19/05/10

Time for a tale of another traumatised plant ...more

Greater Stitchwort

18/05/10

A wonderful morning at Westonbirt Arboretum resulted in a tough choice for the day's photo ...more

Stamen

17/05/10

Sticking with the more abstract ...more

Bluebell

16/05/10

Continuing with a theme for the weekend ...more

Blue Glow

15/05/10

A return visit to the local Bluebell woods ...more

Lily from Above

14/05/10

Not the easiest plant to get at ...more

Black Lace

13/05/10

Another plant with a bit of history ...more

Opening

12/05/10

Another plant family I like is the allium family ...more

Absolute Necessity

11/05/10

This is very much about the significance of bees ...more

Creme Brulee

10/05/10

It occurs to me that this is now as much a gardening blog as a photography blog ...more

Soon to be Salad

09/05/10

It's amazing what you get in Christmas crackers ...more

Chionodoxa Pods

08/05/10

A very interesting seed pod to photograph ...more

Soft Daisy

07/05/10

Not all weeds are unwelcome ...more

Blossom

06/05/10

I covert next door's cherry tree ...more

Queen of the Night

05/05/10

An old favourite of mine ...more

A Very English View

04/05/10

The inclusion of English Bluebells in this project was mandatory ...more

Centaurea montana

03/05/10

This time the lighting was more favourable ...more

Everlast White

02/05/10

An aptly named Gerbera ...more

Bright and Beautiful

01/05/10

Something else I hadn't expected to find outside the back gate ...more

Shadow Play

30/04/10

Sometimes you plan one photograph and end up taking something completely different instead ...more

Blooming

29/04/10

Tulipa 'Angelique' and friends ...more

Ruffles 'n' Raindrops

28/04/10

Time for a slightly different tulip ...more

Highlighted

27/04/10

Back to tulips growing in the garden ...more

Bacopa Up Close

26/04/10

Another photograph inspired by plant purchases ...more

Botanical Bitter-cress

25/04/10

A more traditional study of a plant ...more

Cygnus atratus

24/04/10

A Black Swan kindly poses for a photograph ...more

Contorted Leaves

23/04/10

The Corkscrew Hazel continues to look amazing ...more

Hot Tulips

22/04/10

A tulip display from someone else's garden ...more

Spring Green

21/04/10

The first of no doubt lots of my home-grown tulips ...more

Small Purple Things

20/04/10

Part two of stocking the garden with aubretia ...more

Bridal Wreath

19/04/10

Spiraea 'Arguta', Bridal Wreath, flowers in spring ...more

Snake's Head

18/04/10

A magical spring flower ...more

Osteospurmum

17/04/10

With luck this osteospurmum should flower all through the summer ...more

Cezanne

16/04/10

The beauty of visiting flower shows is finding stunning specimens of plants ...more

Sweet Violet

15/04/10

Another surprise find along the back pathway ...more

Faded

14/04/10

Daffodils looking far from their best ...more

Midnight Glow

13/04/10

Time for another study of a pansy ...more

Royal Red

12/04/10

Another plant before it got planted out in the garden ...more

Dog Violet Wall

11/04/10

It's amazing what you find growing outside when you open the back gate ...more

Puzzlewood Fungus

10/04/10

Fungus growing on a tree in Puzzlewood in The Forest of Dean, Gloucestershire ...more

The Widow

09/04/10

Another place I'd been meaning to revisit was the Painswick Rococo Garden ...more

Witch Hazel

08/04/10

A little later than I'd planned, I finally managed another visit to Westonbirt Arboretum ...more

The Savoy

07/04/10

Something I happened to have in the fridge ...more

Small Blue Things

06/04/10

The Anenomes appear to be thriving ...more

Intense

05/04/10

Now the roses are opening up, it was time for a proper close up ...more

The Spring Cast

04/04/10

The studio was starting to get a bit crowded ...more

Lupin Leaf

03/04/10

Another spell of bad weather kept me inside again ...more

Alstroemeria

02/04/10

Red Alstroemeria, Peruvian Lilies or Lilies of the Incas ...more

Glowing

01/04/10

It's definitely feeling more like spring now ...more

For Dan

31/03/10

A quarter of the way through and my first dedication of the project ...more

Minimal Sage

30/03/10

Another culinary delight ...more

Simply Red

29/03/10

I couldn't resist a corny title for this one ...more

Cottage Garden Tray

28/03/10

And now for something a little different ...more

Two-Tone

27/03/10

Meanwhile, back home in my own garden ...more

Limpets and Barnacles

26/03/10

When this close to the coast a visit to a beach is required ...more

Profile of a Tree Germander

25/03/10

Day two in Eden ...more

The Orange Emperor

24/03/10

A long awaited trip to The Eden Project ...more

Chionodoxa Forbesii

23/03/10

A pleasant surprise from a bulb-type I'd never grown before ...more

Spiraea

22/03/10

Another pleasant surprise in the garden ...more

Soft Blue

21/03/10

Anemone Blanda Blue is a wonderful late winter/early spring treat in the garden ...more

From Winter to Spring

20/03/10

A farewell to winter ...more

Pastel

19/03/10

Another studio session featuring some familiar flowers ...more

Blue Frost

18/03/10

I didn't make it a week before including a second pansy shot ...more

Ivy

17/03/10

Poor weather forced me back inside the studio ...more

Muscari

16/03/10

One of the pleasures of taking over a new garden is finding out what the previous owners had planted ...more

The Red Baron

15/03/10

The title of this photograph comes from the bright purple onion sets, 'Red Baron' ...more

Windswept

14/03/10

Bright sunshine and a very stiff breeze with tall reeds ...more

Purple

13/03/10

Spring has sprung ...more

White Blotch

12/03/10

Finally the pansies I planted in the Autumn flowered ...more

Fields

11/03/10

Very much the English countryside ...more

Holey Shell

10/03/10

A very staged studio shot ...more

Teasel

09/03/10

Teasel is an amazing plant to photograph ...more

Tree Burst

08/03/10

Something a little more abstract ...more

8.5 Hours Old

07/03/10

Too cute for words. ...more

Thymus Vulgaris aureus

06/03/10

The bright light that shines in my herb bed ...more

Dappled

05/03/10

Not quite through with snowdrop photos yet ...more

Vitelotte

04/03/10

A food-stuff again, but more unusual than normal ...more

Lichen Still Life

03/03/10

A little bonus from my visit to Westonbirt earlier in the week ...more

Beacon Tree

02/03/10

A photograph from Painswick not taken at the Rococo Garden ...more

Purple Filbert

01/03/10

Close up of catkins on a Corylus maxima Purpurea or Purple Filbert ...more

Dead Tulip

28/02/10

Still not quite through with the bunch of tulips ...more

Catkins

27/02/10

Finally some bright light outside ...more

Tulip Boat

26/02/10

Just when I thought the tulips were beyond photographing. ...more

Sprouting

25/02/10

A lucky find ...more

Backlit

24/02/10

And then the sun came out and brought my subject to life. ...more

Onion Top

23/02/10

It's easy to take some things for granted. ...more

Pink and White Patterns

22/02/10

It was lucky that I was actually given two bunches of flowers ...more

Wash Time

21/02/10

Doodle: time for something cute and cuddly ...more

A Mixed Bunch

20/02/10

Time for one more photo of the tulips ...more

18th Century Winter

19/02/10

Anyone following this blog regularly might have spotted a favoured location by now ...more

White Edges

18/02/10

Something bright and vibrant for a very murky day ...more

New Leaves

17/02/10

Here's one I grew earlier. ...more

In Celebration of Shrove Tuesday

16/02/10

A slightly more topical image for the day, provided you like pancakes. ...more

Ivy, Tree and Snowdrops

15/02/10

The best laid plans sometimes go awry when it starts to pour with rain. ...more

Robin

14/02/10

A Valentines' Day robin instead of a rose. ...more

Curly

13/02/10

Since I'm on a roll with the abstracts, here's another one. ...more

Seeds

12/02/10

A little mystery for me with this one. ...more

Hamamelis

11/02/10

Witch Hazels seem to choose their flowering time wisely as there's little else so colourful to compete in February ...more

Gnarled

10/02/10

Old trees make fascinating material ...more

Trees on Fire

09/02/10

A pleasant surprise on the way home ...more

Pink Blossom

08/02/10

'Pink Blossom' in this instance is a variety of popping corn rather than a flower. ...more

Pretty in Pink

07/02/10

One of the cyclamen that lives in the conservatory ...more

Evergreen

06/02/10

Calluna 'Garden Girls' White in the winter ...more

Raindrop Snowdrop

05/02/10

More snowdrops, but this time one I've grown myself. ...more

Great Spotted Woodpecker

04/02/10

I couldn't resist going back to Slimbridge again this week ...more

Velvet

03/02/10

Introducing Velvet the cat ...more

Half an Orchid

02/02/10

Back to a subject I'd intended to photograph a couple of weeks ago. ...more

Sunlit Snowdrops

01/02/10

A return visit to see more of the Painswick Rococo Garden's snowdrops ...more

Bubbles

31/01/10

One month down, eleven still to go. ...more

Cynara cardunculus

30/01/10

Time for one more photo of the cardoons before they get cleared away. ...more

Oak Leaf

29/01/10

Time for an indoor arrangement of a macro subject ...more

Wild Crested Duck

28/01/10

A trip to Slimbridge proved to be a fun afternoon with plenty of choice for the project. ...more

Abandoned Shell

27/01/10

Well, I think it's a shell ...more

Snowdrop Woods

26/01/10

The Painswick Rococo Garden is famous for snowdrops ...more

Portabellini

25/01/10

Another day marred by stronger winds inspired a food-based image. ...more

Beauty Berry

24/01/10

Callicarpa bodinieri var giraldii Profusion, the Beauty Berry, is generally grown for its amazing autumnal purple berries. ...more

New Shoots

23/01/10

The first signs that winter will soon give way to spring ...more

Fantasia

22/01/10

Back indoors again today due to very heavy rain and a desire to stay dry. ...more

Remains of the Snow

21/01/10

A much faster melt for the snow this time ...more

Bird Prints

20/01/10

The snow returned, albeit no where near as significantly as before. ...more

Exposed

19/01/10

Bare, exposed roots of a tree in Standish Woods ...more

Broccoli

18/01/10

Alternative title: Before it was lunch ...more

Survived the Snow

17/01/10

First day back outside after the thaw and heavy rain ...more

Eye

16/01/10

Another day of unkind weather kept me indoors again ...more

Faded Beauty

15/01/10

The weather dictated retreating indoors for today's photo ...more

Melting Cardoons

14/01/10

The weather's changing and this may be the last day with snow for a while ...more

Style

13/01/10

And so it continued to snow ...more

Lavender Snow

12/01/10

I thought the snow was melting away then overnight we got another inch ...more

Icicles

11/01/10

Another grey day with inspiration found just outside ...more

Remote

10/01/10

In the bleak mid-winter it was white and cloudy ...more

Winter Dawn

09/01/10

An interesting sunrise where the sun promptly disappeared under a cloud ...more

Fluffed-up Wagtail

08/01/10

An unusual visitor for our garden ...more

Kitesnest Under Snow

07/01/10

Blue sky, sun and snow - perfect ...more

Sherman's Wood in the Snow

06/01/10

Camera and photographer wrapped up warm ventured out into the snow. ...more

Viola in Snow

05/01/10

The start of the white-out ...more

Sunset Tree

04/01/10

After the sunrise must be a sunset ...more

Waking Up

03/01/10

A beautiful winter sunrise ...more

Leaf in Ice

02/01/10

As the cold snap starts to take hold, here's the first macro abstract of the project ...more

New Photographic Project for 2010

01/01/10

365: Nature's Beauty - a challenge to take one photograph per day inspired by nature ...more