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
The stream flows towards a bridge, catching the sky in its wake, no need to glance up, for there below is a window to the sky - A skylight! For the #JanuaryLight 'Squares' challenge, set by Becky at Becky at the Life of B
It's been a busy week all round, what with a New Year's Eve Party and a family get together on New Years Day, along with fitting in work in between times. I've also joined a January photo challenge which requires the posting of a square shaped picture each day to represent a word ending in … Continue reading Six on Saturday – Around the Garden
I'm a garden and gardening blogger essentially, so I've resolved to try and stick to my theme during Becky at the Life of B's January Squares challenge, #JanuaryLight - this will no doubt get harder as the days go on! Cornus 'Midwinter Fire' planted in groups or drifts creates the illusion of firelight, crackling and … Continue reading January Squares – Firelight
Before 12th night and the taking down of all the Christmas lights and decorations, I'm sharing this photo as a contribution to the #JanuaryLight 'Squares' challenge, set by Becky at the Life of B. Can you spot the shoes making a 'footlight' appearance on the tree at our golf club, courtesy of a lovely lady … Continue reading January Squares – Footlights!
With this picture, I'm taking part in the photo challenge for January Squares, set by Becky at the Life of B, the theme being #JanuaryLight. This picture of Fatsia Japonica was taken as sunlight penetrated it's leaves during a rare early morning moment of sunshine this week. Growing in my parents garden, it's the most … Continue reading January Squares – Limelight!