Category Archives: Flowers

Around Shoreham

I’d often wondered about Shoreham. It’s famous as the inspiration for many of Samuel Palmer’s bucolic paintings, but on the map it’s surrounded by motorways, an edgeland bordered by the M20, the M25 and the M26. I suppose I’d worried … Read more

A May Garden

The first of the poppies has unfurled. There’s a cluster of about twelve of them on one plant just waiting to pop open one morning – what a sight that will be! Though I fear the predicted rain might put … Read more

Blue Sky Blossom

Couldn’t resist a little excursion locally to photograph blossom trees in all their finery.  And an appropriate haiku: Gazing at the cherry blossoms The bone in my neck Gets painful. (Nishiyama Soin, 1605-1682)

An April Garden

Just some of the lovely blossom that has appeared recently. This is pink cherry blossom

A February / March Garden

Sarcococca A fantastic shrub that just missed out on being in the January blog. It started flowering 1st February and filled the garden with the most delicious scent. The black berries are the product of last winter’s flowers. It’s a … Read more

A January Garden

Frost laden spiderwebs I think this is a Tomorrow’s World April Fool’s hoax and they’re made out of string…

An October Garden

There seems to be a lot of pink in the garden at the moment. Not a colour you normally associate with autumn but welcome nonetheless. Grouped together are Schizostylis (easy to say when you’ve had too much grape juice), antirrhinums … Read more

Another Look At Lucca

Lucca was our nearest and most favourite city this summer. We visited many other places but often ended up here and we got to know it better each time. This was my first photo in Lucca, in Piazza Anfiteatro – … Read more

A September Garden

Echinacea Although I consider we’re on the downward slope now into winter I do love this time of year. Rich autumnal colours and bright spangly berries are beginning to appear, though we’re not quite there yet – next month will … Read more

An August Garden

Water water everywhere My water lily seems to be enjoying the wet August weather and has put on twice as much growth as usual. This latest bloom reminds me of a sea anemone.