Alternative Advent #22

In the period leading to Christmas some people buy an Advent Calendar to check off each day before December 25. Usually intended for children, it appears that in recent years there has been a rise in the popularity of luxury ones aimed at indulgent adults who feel the necessity to treat themselves on the run-up…

Alternative Advent #17

In the period leading to Christmas some people buy an Advent Calendar to check off each day before December 25. Usually intended for children, it appears that in recent years there has been a rise in the popularity of luxury ones aimed at indulgent adults who feel the necessity to treat themselves on the run-up to…

WPC: Glow

Daily Post Photo Challenge | Glow

Square in September

Becky from “A life of a 40 something” is posting a flower a day throughout September, in the square format. This is the last day to join in! And thank you Becky for the opportunity to post some of my many flower portraits. day 30

Square in September

Becky from “A life of a 40 something” is posting a flower a day throughout September, in the square format. She’d love you to join her. day 29  

Square in September

Becky from “A life of a 40 something” is posting a flower a day throughout September, in the square format. She’d love you to join her. day 23

Square in September

Becky from “A life of a 40 something” is posting a flower a day throughout September, in the square format. She’d love you to join her. day 20

Square in September

Becky from “A life of a 40 something” is posting a flower a day throughout September, in the square format. She’d love you to join her. day 19  

Berries #4

A member of the rose family, the cotoneaster bursts into life in May and early June with a profusion of white or pale-pink, flat-petalled blooms, which bees love. With their long-lasting, prolific berries, they are also among the most useful fruiting shrubs in autumn, attractive both to humans and to birds.

White Magic

“On these debatable borders of the year, spring’s foot half falters; Scarce she yet may know the leafless blackthorn blossom from the snow” ~ Dante Gabriel Rossetti The delicate blossom of the blackthorn (Prunus spinosa) appear like a ghostly mist spreading across the still bare hedgerows. “the hedge’s a bridal robe of white fragrance” ~…

April Flower: Japanese Quince

The Japanese quince is invaluable for early spring colour when its bright orange-flame flowers stud the bare thorny stems for weeks.