It is amazing to think it was little more than meadow when Valerie and John Alston first bought the land. More than 40 years on, it is transformed – although that doesn't feel like a big enough word to describe what has taken place at Alby Gardens. The four acres are filled with trees … Continue reading Norfolk Adventures – Alby Gardens.
After a two-year quest, I finally got my wish to photograph a swallowtail butterfly last year. It involved driving to Strumpshaw Fen, walking down a country lane, standing in a field with lots of other photographers and waiting. Some had folding chairs, some were in camo gear and they all had huge long lenses. When … Continue reading Photographing A Swallowtail Butterfly.
"If I stayed home from school today, we could go and look for bluebells." Nice try, Freya. Nice try. I can't say I wasn't tempted so she definitely knows how to push my buttons. If she's like this at five, goodness knows what she'll be like as a teenager. Anyway, I stayed strong and sent … Continue reading My Weekend Photo – Featuring Bluebells.
Bee bums are just the cutest thing, don't you think? No, just me? There's a tree at the end of our road we like to call the Fire Tree, because in autumn its leaves turn the most vibrant red. As it turns out, it also looks rather lovely in spring too. It had been taunting … Continue reading Blue Sky, Busy Bees And Blossom.