Early Morning Sunshine…..

 

Rosemary

Another bright sunny Spring start to the day with the early morning sun catching the flowers on the Rosemary spikes in the Herb Garden.  Despite regular cropping over the winter of this aromatic herb, this year, it is producing more of the delicate flower fleurettes than we have enjoyed before.

Elsewhere and more predictable the bright yellow flower heads of the Celandine are now starting to burst through the heavy green foliage.

Celandine

Enjoy the spring sunshine and enjoy the day

29th March

(C) David Oakes 2019

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Spring’s Colourful Spotlight……

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Our First Tulip..

After many dark days in the garden over the past few months Spring is now shinning its spotlight creating some startling colour hotspots.

Hardy larger Daffodils are now being replaces by there more delicate cousin the Narcissus, whilst Forsythia is not going to be out done on the yellow front…

The Mahonia who’s hardy dark green leaves have shrugged off the heavy rains are now adding their own startlingly red vibrance…  contrasting with the more subtle shades of the early Pink Blossom’s

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18th March

(C) David Oakes 2019

Lens-Artists Photo Challenge #8: COLORFUL

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Lavender Steps

I have published this image before on my Blog…but when the topic nominated for this weeks challenge was ‘Colourful’ I immediately thought of all the colours of nature we get in an English garden across the summer….every hue and tint different from its neighbour even on the same petal.

You can go and see the colourful world of others on this link

https://travelsandtrifles.wordpress.com/2018/08/25/lens-artists-photo-challenge-8-colorful/

27th August

(C) David Oakes 2018