bee on rhododendron flower

Bee Hug

Rhododendron Bee My Rhododendron has had its best display in years, just laden with delicate pink blossom this last week, possibly due to the mild winter we’ve experienced.  The bees have been on a constant mission into the flowers all week, especially on these hot (for Scotland, that is) spring days we’ve had over Easter.  […]

White Crocus

White Crocus

Crocus flower Its spring, we’re just past the equinox, the sun is warm (if you’re in the shelter away from the biting wind!) and its time for a crocus image.  These wee flowers are so cheery after a long Scottish winter 🙂 I watched the Channel 4 documentary programme ‘Live from Space‘ – broadcast live […]

Foxgloves

Foxgloves

Foxgloves, Rothiemurchus How often so you see such a deep blue sky in Scotland?  This tangle of foxgloves were growing in a meadow where trees had been felled, making a vibrant splash of colour on the steep slope. Here’s an etymologist’s musings on the derivation of the name foxglove – the summary?  Nobody knows where […]

Marigold flower

Calendula

Glowing Marigold flower (Calendula) These Marigolds are full of such amazing vibrancy, they were glowing gold in the sunshine this week.  They make me smile whenever I see them, and that has to be good! Calendula gives us so much, from the simple beauty of the flowers to various herbal uses as well as being […]

waterlily, lochan mor

Water Lily

Water Lily, Lochan Mor, Strathspey Water Lilies grow in around 1 metre depth which, since I don’t have a high telephoto lens, necessitates getting wet to get closer to them, a potentially risky business whilst holding an expensive camera, ignoring the midges, and hoping not to slip…  Its also hard to stay in focus as […]

Sun through grass raindrops

Sundrops

Midsummer evening sun through meadow raindrops. This image seems to sum up the last week for me – we’ve had day after day of humid, rainy, grey days, but within that some intense sunny spells too.  We have so many hours of daylight at midsummer, but with the constant grey cloud it can be quite […]

Orange poppy

Sun-filled Poppy

Sun-filled Poppy These poppies have such a lovely energising bright colour, especially with the incredible sun we’ve had over the last few days.  During the day they were too bright to photograph – the camera simply cannot handle the contrast and colour saturation, but I took this photo in the last moments before sunset in […]

Red Tulip, Spring

Tulip

Tulip ‘filled’ with early morning light. I loved how the early light filled the cup of the tulip giving an effect like stained glass.  Sunshine mornings seem to be a bit of a rarity recently!  Nonetheless, spring is definitely here with these rich colours to feed us. “Many of us spend our whole lives running […]

Blue Anenome

Blue Anenome I love how this flower shifts colour depending on the light, from blue to purple, and I love the combination of the velvety purple with the shimmering golden stamens.  It just seems to glow with these deeply nourishing high-vibration colours.  Here’s a meditation on colour and light … focus and breathe these colours […]

Crocus

Crocus flower and leaves Its spring – the sun has shone all week and although its still very chilly at times, there has been some real warmth.  Crocus bulbs have shot up all over the garden, and the first few are in flower.  I was trying to do something a bit different from the straight […]

Anenome

Garden Anenome There have been many heavy showers, but overall we’ve had a great week with intense sun at times.  The garden is looking quite beautiful with the sparkly mix of sun and rain, I particularly love the colour and form of these anenomes, especially backlit like this. There’s a lovely energy to them. I’ve […]

Rose in a water drop

Rose refracted through a water drop Yes, the rain has continued all week, but there were some bright spells too.  I have a lovely old-fashioned pink rose with a beautiful scent, which only flowers for a couple of weeks. I think its been holding off coming into blossom, waiting for summer…  This photo is definitely […]