Changing Season 2016: June

It’s time for June’s Changing Seasons post, a challenge that asks you to photograph the same place over the course of a year and to share a monthly gallery of pictures. Yet again I’m afraid I have a few more photos than the Cardinal asks us to share. Oops! You probably wouldn’t believe just how long it took to reduce it down to only this many!

fence to meadow

This year I’m photographing the wildflower meadow, wooded area and stream – my favourite place to visit in the village. I can spend hours happily sitting with a notepad, writing my little stories and poems.

The most noticeable feature of the meadow this month has been the daisies. The whole field has been filled with them in a gorgeous a sea of white.

There were other flowers blooming, as well – many hidden amongst the daisies: cornflowers and corncockles, birdsfoot trefoil, poppies and clover, plus many others that I didn’t manage to identify.

Often overlooked are the grasses that fill the meadow, the drab cousins of the elegant flowers, but beautiful in their own right.

During June the meadow has been filled with insects, bees and butterflies, flitting from plant to plant. I’ve already shared some of the insect pictures that I’ve taken this month but I did save some for today’s post.

As well as the meadow there’s also the little wooded area and the stream.

I thought I’d leave you with a final two shots of a couple of friends I’ve made at the meadow this month.

I hope you liked these pictures. If you did, feel free to check out the previous months’ posts:

February
March
April
May

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46 thoughts on “Changing Season 2016: June

    1. I agree, Sabina. More cultivated flowers are pretty enough but I love the simplicity of (and the lack of order in) a patch of wildflowers. 🙂 Thanks for visiting.

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    1. Thank you, Mandi. 🙂 I’ve always loved photography – ever since I got my first camera aged about six. I feel I’ve improved a lot, though, since I started sharing pictures on my blog and joining in with all of the challenges. It’s strange to think now that my blog was originally intended to be entirely for my children’s stories and illustrations, with only the occasional poem in between!

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  1. What a fabulous group to be in! I loved this post…everything you posted is wonderful! The hidden gems in the grass…some of which I know as blue dicks, checkermallow, and foxglove.
    The grasses! I love the different grasses. Your macro images of those are just as gorgeous!
    I hope you return in the fall and winter and post what you find. I love these studies.

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    1. Thank you. 🙂 I’m very glad you like them – especially the grasses. They’re too often overlooked, with the flowers taking all of the attention. I spend quite a bit of time at the meadow so I’m sure I’ll be taking more pictures as the year moves on. I love to capture the changes. The problem is finding the time to sort through everything I take!

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    1. Thank you. 🙂 It’s a great challenge. I just hope I can keep it going all year this time – last year it fizzled out in August. I just didn’t have the time to sort and edit the pictures! I’ve limited myself to a smaller area this year but I seem to have just as many photos. :s Thanks for visiting.

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    1. I’ve loved this challenge since Cardinal Guzman started running it in January last year. I’ve focussed on a smaller area this year (last year I was photographing down all the lanes around the village) thinking that I’d have less pictures to edit. It hasn’t really worked that way! I’m glad you liked them. 🙂

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    1. Thank you, PJ! I’ve spent many pleasant hours at the meadow over this last month. It’s a wonderful place to find inspiration for my stories. 🙂

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    1. Thank you Chioma! I’m glad you like them.
      That cat was very demanding. It wanted to sit on my knee but then wouldn’t let me either write or take photographs, constantly head butting my hand! I’d had to move it to the side so I could take a few pictures and the look it’s giving me in the photo is very much a ‘can I get back on your knee again now?’ one!

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    1. Thank you for visiting my little corner of the internet, Carol. I’m glad you like the pictures. Suzie often likes to get in my photos, though she rarely stays still long enough for me to get a good shot!

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