Trawling through photos for Becky at the Life of B's #JanuaryLight square photo challenge, I came across this one - I think the delight is written all over my face as I prepare to cut the ribbon on my new greenhouse. I was so delighted with this magnificent structure we even held a party to … Continue reading Greenhouse Delight
Isn't miscanthus sinensis 'Morning Light' stunning with a backlight of sunlight in winter! It's a clump forming perennial grass growing to a height and spread of approximately 3ft x 3ft and although deciduous, the flowering stems can be left in situ and enjoyed over our colder months - they look magical when touched by frost. … Continue reading Backlight through 'Morning Light'
This week I've continued with the #January Lights challenge and one of my photos was of lichen bathed in a rare moment of sunlight on a tree trunk. Having chosen this picture, I sought out information about lichens and decided to see if I could identify five more to photograph and feature on SoS today. … Continue reading Six on Saturday – Lichen
Believe it or not this bright yellow lichen is called Candelariella reflexa, lit beautifully by the sun, it has produced candlelight (excuse the slight spelling misnomer!) and so I've selected this photo for Becky at the Life of B's #JanuaryLight square photo challenge. Whilst lichens are non-parasitic and therefore not harmful to the plants they … Continue reading Lichen by Candlelight
More for Becky at the Life of B's #JanuaryLight square photo challenge, roses! I love roses, sadly not in bloom in the garden at this time of the year, but my parents gave me this lovely little miniature rose for my birthday last week. It's sitting just away from the kitchen window and yesterday afternoon … Continue reading Rose caught in the Sidelight
I've got some catching up to do with Becky at the Life of B's #JanuaryLight square photo challenge, having missed a couple of days (really busy, but no excuse!). However, continuing with a plant and garden theme, raindrops make great spotlights as this close up of a fennel stem just after a downpour demonstrates. The … Continue reading Spotlight on Fennel
Becky at the Life of B's #JanuaryLight fun with square photos and words continues and I'm trying to stick to my own challenge of restricting images to gardens and gardening. Today, my word is delight, which has to be the easiest for a gardener. I could choose 31 pictures of things that delight me in … Continue reading Born to Delight
Another January Squares picture in the continuing #JanuaryLight challenge, courtesy of Becky at the Life of B! Glistening under the spotlights amidst an early morning dew, this intricate and delicate lacework of silvery web was not on its own - a very busy night for an army of spiders!
The sun streaming down on the aptly named magnolia stellata brings just one word to mind - Starlight! The star magnolia is a deciduous small tree, with an eventual height and spread of approximately 2.5 x 4 metres. It's not fussy about soil types, but prefers a well drained sheltered spot in sun or partial … Continue reading January Squares – Starlight
Torchlight [def] 'the light from a burning torch'. I've an alternative definition - the light from a blazing Tithonia rotundifolia 'Torch'. A fabulous flower, its torchlight brightens up the dullest of days! I'm still having fun with square photos and words as I focus my thoughts on #JanuaryLight, gardens and gardening. What a challenge, thanks … Continue reading January Squares – Torchlight