Category Archives: Spring

Missed It

29-04-22

Missed posting on “Thursday doors” yesterday, was out in town for the best part and had chores to do and my cat Mimi to fuss when I got back to home. Whilst hanging out the washing this morning (the excitement never ends) I noticed the garden had sprung into life a bit, also noticed how much work I need to do to get it into some sort of shape. The weather in my part of the UK has been very mixed, it’s still quite cold and windy. The only camera I had with a charged battery was my old Olympus E400, but I managed to get a few shots of the spring growth.

Quite a lot of Bluebells this year

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The Rhododendron is covered in flowers

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Even one or two Cornflowers were out

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The Lilacs look and smell lovely
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Could This Be Spring ?

16-04-22

Arranged to meet an old friend yesterday for a bite to eat and a beer or two. It was the first time in months that I didn’t need to wear a thermal T Shirt. The sun was out and it was a balmy 19deg C / 66deg F, it actually felt like a spring day. I took my battered Sigma DP1 camera with me on my walk to the pub. Here’s a few images along the way.

Quick Walk To Town

17-04-18

The weather took a turn for the better yesterday so I took a quick walk to town, cat treats and me treats were needed. Spring is definitely in the air, although today it’s windy and dull. 70 deg F promised for tomorrow, we’ll see. I managed to grab a few photo’s on my walk.

My Front Garden
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I wish the rest of it looked like this.

Three Wheels
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Spotted on the Park, I liked the colour contrast.

These Cheered Me Up.
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Two Black & White Images From The City
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The advantage of the weather being cooler today is that my cat Fleur is curled up on my lap while I’m writing this, she’s lovely and warm and purring gently, bliss.

Walk To Town

12-04-18

The weather has been so dull and dreary over the last few weeks, only 2 or 3 bright days. Spring is trying it’s best to come through, my lilac trees have lots of fresh green leaves waiting to open, warmer weather is forecast for next week.

I needed to go into the city yesterday to top up with cat treats and a few essentials for me. It was dull and drizzling on the walk in but I managed to get a few images with the Sigma.

Blossoms and a bit of Green
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Mannequins (Parts Of )
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I managed to shoot some film on the (few) bright days, I’ll post a few images over the weekend.

In The Garden Today

Thought I would spend the day pottering around the garden, having a slight hangover I thought the fresh air would do me good. It was a lovely sunny day but the wind was cold.

Reason For The Hangover!
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 I really enjoy seeing this band they are called “The Moonlights”, and the venue had 2 beers I hadn’t tried before, well that’s my excuse.

I used my Olympus EPL1 with an old Helios 58mm lens and extension tube. It was quite tricky getting the shots because of the breezy conditions and really narrow depth of field. It’s lovely to see the signs of spring well underway in the garden, not so good to see the amount of work I need to do.

A few images from my trips to town over the last few days

I took my Sigma DP1 with me on my walks to town over the last few days. It’s amazing what you can find left on the pavements and roads. I’ve gone all square for these images they just seemed to suit the format.

Solid Fuel and Me !
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A load of Rubbish
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At least they left it by the bin ! It was gone when I returned on my way back to home.

Back to Nature
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So Green
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A sign of good air quality so they say.

Tails
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Daff’s in the Park
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Spring Blossoms
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Grass Cutting Time

Warm day today in my part of the UK, so after my walk to town for a coffee with an old buddy of mine I thought it was time to cut the grass. First cut of the year it looks so much better now. Here are a few quick images from around the garden taken with my Olympus EPL1 and Helios 58mm f2 lens.

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