May Daffodils

We’ve had a pretty cold April, and so far May’s not exactly hitting the high temperatures either – here in the North of Scotland we have potential snow forecast for midweek! However the chilly weather seems to have the spring daffodils hanging on for longer than usual, so that’s nice to see πŸ™‚

Flower of the Day

April A-Z: N is for Nature

Whatever is going on in life to unsettle me, being close to nature always helps smooth my rough edges and soothe my ruffled feathers.

Whether sitting in my garden like today or out and about walking in the beautiful landscape surroundings where I live, I’ve always enjoyed that feeling of being at one with the environment, smelling the fresh air and flowers, listening to the sounds of wildlife and weather, looking at the natural world unfolding around me, welcoming me, enveloping me.

Particularly over this last year with ongoing Covid restrictions keeping us tied to home and painfully apart from those we love, spending precious time in nature has absolutely been one of my greatest pleasures πŸ™‚

For this year’s April Blogging from A-Z Challenge I’m aiming for an alphabetical exploration of my personal thoughts and feelings on the continuing Covid 19 pandemic one year on, using a mix of poetry, pics and ponderings…

Flowers: Fun with Filters

I’ve been playing about again with applying free online filters to some of my images – this beautiful bright colourful effect is from lunapic and is called ‘flowers’, so it seemed appropriate to give it a try!

So as well as being my take on Flower of the Day, together they also create my perfect fantasy garden for this week’s Hunt for Joy πŸ™‚

Sunshine Yellow

It’s day 28 of lockdown, we’re four weeks in and probably have at least another three to go…

I’ve spent the last couple of days out in the garden, doing a bit of weeding, a bit of tidying things up, a bit of cleaning the glass in the greenhouse. And a bit of playing about with my camera as well as a rather prolonged bit of just sitting out in the beautiful scottish spring sunshine.

So here are some yellow tulips and yellow daffodils, both as they appear in my garden and how they look through my glass paperweight, which is currently doubling up as a fancy lens through which to view stuff a little bit differently πŸ™‚