In an English Country Garden.

We took a quick trip over the Pennines to Yorkshire recently. We had an overnight at Holdsworth House, a Jacobean mansion house which was built in 1633 and is now a hotel. The house has featured in various television programmes, most notably “Last Tango in Halifax”. In fact it will Read more…

Painted Lady Butterfly Monday macro

MONDAY is MACRO DAY: WEEK 5: Painted Ladies

This week we had a visit from a Painted Lady…. …..No! Not that kind of Painted Lady; this is Monday Macro after all!   The Painted Lady is a long-distance migrant, which causes the most spectacular butterfly migrations observed in Britain and Ireland. Each year, it spreads northwards from the Read more…

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MONDAY is MACRO DAY: WEEK 3: White Butterflies

MONDAY MACROS: Large White and Green-veined White Butterflies. My Monday Macro series continues with a couple of shots of white butterflies taken yesterday in the garden. I think there is a Zen-like quality to time spent watching these elegant creatures flitting from flower to flower in search of nectar. (The Read more…

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Evanescence through a Macro Lens.

WordPress Photo Challenge: Evanescent Weather Warning: 28th May – Thunderstorms and Heavy Rain! When I saw the ¬†forecast for yesterday evening, I wanted to photograph some of our most colourful garden flowers before they were battered down by the elements.         As it turned out, neither thunderstorms Read more…

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