Archive for July, 2010

Macro photography

Saturday, July 24th, 2010

Bumble bee on lavender

I love macro photography. It makes it possible for me to see the beautiful intricacies of God’s creation of flowers and insects etc in wonderful detail.

I love the undulations of this bumble bee’s wings. I would never have seen that without macro photography.

No more poppies

Monday, July 19th, 2010

Open poppy

The poppy season is just about over now. Well, it is here in my garden and in the bit of wasteground that I’ve been visiting every day on my way home from work to take shots of the most stunning poppies I’ve ever seen.

I’ll miss them, but I’ve got photos to remember them by. To me, that’s the whole point of photography. To capture something ephemeral at the height of it’s beauty so that I can go on enjoying it.

This is one of the wasteground poppies, growing on a heap of rubble.

Home grown salad

Sunday, July 11th, 2010

Home grown salad

Last year, I grew some runner beans. I enjoyed watching them grow, and I loved being able to walk down to the bottom of the garden, pick them, cook them and eat them straight away with all their freshness and flavour intact.

This year, I decided I’d expand my vegetable garden. I’m growing runner beans again, but I’m also trying courgettes, beetroot, lettuce, parsley and coriander. I already had mint and sage.

This salad is made from a couple of beetroot leaves and a few lettuce leaves cut from the growing lettuce. I’ve added some chunks of cheese, some sunflower seeds, and half an orange pepper.

It was lovely – fresh and tasty, and it was so nice that I had prepared it from leaves I had just picked in the garden.

I think I’m going to enjoy growing vegetables!