Tuesday, 22 May 2012

Walking in sunshine

 The temperature has risen and the sun is at last shining.   I decided I would spend an hour playing with my camera.
 My camera and I are friends now.....it has been a long journey but at last we understand each other :)
 One can do so much with a camera these days.
 The detail you can capture is amazing.
 I love columbine.......my Nannie used to let them seed everywhere, I do the same.
 Trollius is captivating.........such an exquisite flower.
There is so much to do in the garden, I really don't know where to start.   Hopefully we will have a few more days of sunshine to give me time to catch up :)

22 comments:

  1. Good morning Cheryl,
    Isn't it beautiful! I think I had forgotten what it felt like to be really warm. :)
    Your photos are lovely as ever. What is the blossom on the 4th one down?
    Enjoy the garden in the sunshine. xx

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  2. Hi Lucinda,

    It is beautiful here. Just about to walk Nella across the fields.

    The fourth image is 'London Pride'....a beautiful old fashioned plant.
    If ever you want a cutting just let me know, non invasive, clump forming, and pretty little nodding flowers ......much loved by solitary bees:)

    Have a lovely day :)

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  3. I love seeing this over view of your garden. It looks so inviting. I feel like I could stroll through here then have a seat in the swing.Sit there and soak up the sunshine. Ahhhh...

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    1. And you would be more than welcome Lisa, you know that :)

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  4. I've got loads to do in the garden as well, but it's not easy when there are young blue tits everywhere I walk. But when I try to take photos of them, they all go into hiding.

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    1. Hi Crystal,

      A gardeners work is never done !!
      Enjoy the juvenile Blue Tits :)

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  5. Beautiful, ethereal photos Cheryl, isn't it wonderful to have some good weather at last?

    I let my Columbines decide where they want to be too, they were here long before I was! Your garden looks lush and beautiful to me. Mine is a mess! So much time has been taken up with clearing away the fallen Lilac and my enemy the Ground Elder has taken over again :-(

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    1. Tku Jan...... they say the camera never lies, actually I do not believe that to be true. Long distance shots look so much better at the moment :)

      Oh dear, the dreaded Ground Elder.......perish the thought:(

      And yes, the weather is gorgeous.....

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  6. The garden looks so lush and beautiful. Glad the sun is shining on you once again.

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  7. The third photo of the pink flower is lovely,what a great way to spend an hour, Linda

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    1. Hi Linda,

      Such fun. The little pink flower is our native Herb Robert :)

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  8. HI Cheryl.... Aw...these are gorgeous...lovely soft colors then the bright orange!!!
    I have so much garden work to do...your looks good compared to mine! : }}
    What are you using for a camera..!!!
    It is hot and humid here... yuck!! Why can't it just be sunny, a little rain at night, and 75 degrees..lol ; ]!!!
    Grace

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    1. Hi Grace,

      You are my sort of weather girl :) That would indeed be perfect !

      Don't go all technical on me Grace.....A Canon EOS, Mr P just bought a new macro lens, so I am playing. Don't ask me what I do with it, it is a question of just playing around with the buttons :)

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  9. Your garden looks lovely - I only wish I could handle a camera as well as you.

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    1. Tku Elaine on both counts. I am very much a novice in both areas :)

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  10. I'm so glad the sunshine has returned for you, Cheryl; I know how eager you must be to spend all day in the garden. It's supposed to be terribly hot here this weekend, so I probably won't get much garden work done, though after a week of neglect it really needs it.

    Your photos are awesome!

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    1. Tku Rose,

      Yes, that is all it takes......another few days won't make a lot of difference.
      Perhaps when the weather is a little cooler you can get into action.

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  11. Dear Cheryl,
    I can feel the warmth on my face as I walk in sunshine with you.
    Your macro shots are gorgeous. Teaching the camera to see what you see does take some playing around. Macro photography is teaching me what I cannot see with my eyes. I love seeing deep into the flower and how the veins in the Dragonflies' wings shimmer. I too have a working garden! There is always something to do!
    The Rain Dragons finally returned to my gardens. I bet you are pleased!
    Happy hands in the dirt and bees in your bonnet,
    Sherry

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    1. Dear Sherry,

      Yes, I agree, it is the detail that is so fascinating.
      I wish I had more time to enjoy my camera, instead of just snapping away.....

      So please The Rain Dragons have returned to your gardens.
      They did a fine job here but enough is enough :)
      Hope to see them again in about two weeks, perhaps you could have a word ?

      My hands are dirty and there are plenty of bees around my bonnet, happy days.......

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  12. The sunshine and warmth are great aren't they? I confess that my gardening in these temperatures consists of a spot of dead-heading and a little weed pulling - serious gardening waits for cooler days.

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  13. Glad the weather is nice and sunny where you are, especially after all the rains a while ago.
    You do take such lovely pics and I like the detail. I haven't quite mastered the fine details yet - or snapping animals. Somehow they always run, jump, or fly away. Oh well....

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  14. the wide angle shot of your garden is a sight for sore eyes, Cheryl. The space invites the wanderer hither and thither as explorer rather than guided walker - in sunshine or in rain

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