Day 48 – Is It Still Winter…?

The rather cooler weather now we are back in England came as a bit of a shock after our glorious week in Gran Canaria ☀️☀️. However, the crocuses in the garden obviously reckon that Spring is on the way… A chance too to try the new 58mm lens converter for my phone.

Crocuses – iPhone XR & 58mm Moment lens.
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Day 29 – Roses Are Red…

Violets are blue, Sugar is sweet, And so are you.. Thus the rhyme goes – apparently it dates back to 1590 !

My wife loves roses, and red happens to match the decor of our kitchen, so they are a pretty common sight there. Sadly we don’t seem to be very good at growing them in the garden, but there’s always the florists or supermarket…

Red roses – SonyA7iii and 24-105mm

Day 26 – Is It Spring Yet…?

Snowdrops are one of the first signs of Spring in the garden, although they appear to have emerged even earlier than usual. They are pretty hardy though, so should survive the cold days still in store for us over the next month or so…

Snowdrops – Sony A7iii & 50mm macro

Day 25 – To Boldly Grow…

I’m not a fan of house plants – actually I really dislike them… However, at Christmas, my 90 year old aunt gave us an Amaryllis bulb, and it seemed to be the decent thing to do to plant it and see what happened. Well, against the odds, it did grow, and this is the second flush of flowers from it – pretty impressive from something so unloved…

Amaryllis – Sony A7iii & 50mm macro