Spring Flourish

On day 303 of 365 Days Wild I wandered down to the Nature Project to see what new flowers, encouraged by the warm Spring sunlight, were appearing in the meadow. I was not disappointed. The first things I spotted were the cowslips. These are popping up all around the meadow. A few years ago there … More Spring Flourish

Violet Divide

On day 296 of 365 Days Wild I spent some time trying to identify the violets that are growing on the bank beside the lane in the village. There have been some dark purple ones there for a while now, but this time while I was out I spotted a few patches of some paler … More Violet Divide

Wild Spaces

There are lots of wild spaces to be found off the footpaths and tracks around the local lanes. When out and about for a wander on day 114 of 365 Days Wild we discovered a strip of growth beside farmland that appears to have been sown and left for the wildlife. The sunflowers scattered through … More Wild Spaces

Awaiting Amity

a solitary figure, she stands: wild spirit encapsulated in a flair of individuality, greater for her innovation; lonely all the same – she awaits amity This single, lonely flower stem stands at the meadow’s heart. It is Greater Knapweed (Centaurea Scabiosa), the more flamboyant cousin of the Common Knapweed that dominates the NW end of … More Awaiting Amity

Pennies

positivity purchased in shining pennies scattered upon dawn-kissed green, innocent joy freely paid from a poor-man’s purse These flowers, like most of wildflowers, have a fascinatingly wide variety of names. Scientifically they’re called Leucanthemum vulgare, but they’re more commonly known as the ox-eye (or oxeye) daisy or the dog daisy. Other names include: field daisy, … More Pennies

The Journey

don’t give up with every step your destination grows nearer I’ve spent a few mornings at the meadow recently, photographing the flowers and the insects and the birds. And anything else that catches my eye! I found this little creature particularly fascinating to watch. It was very determined to reach the edge of the daisy. … More The Journey

Grow Wild are bringing wildflowers to communities across the UK

Wandering along paths that wind their way through a meadow, surrounded by long grass and wildflowers, and listening to the bees and the insects all around you, is one of the best ways to spend the long days of summer. Unfortunately, since the second world war the UK has lost 97% of its wildflower meadows. … More Grow Wild are bringing wildflowers to communities across the UK

Watch the Rising Sun

sit amidst the long grass and watch the rising sun lovingly caress the meadow * golden rays revealing the innocence of daisies as they sway to a light morning breeze * breathe deep the blissful quietude and embrace the awakening of your soul These pictures were all taken at the meadow in my old village last month. I might not live there … More Watch the Rising Sun

August 2016

During August I’ve again been photographing the wildflower meadow, wooded area and stream for Cardinal Guzman’s Changing Seasons Challenge. As usual I have far more pictures in my galleries than we’re asked to share, but I couldn’t bear to cut anything else out! With many of the flowers having withered away over the summer, leaving … More August 2016