Category Archives: Images to bring us joy

This week I’ve been reading about garden photography…

I usually use my iPhone or compact camera (which has sadly now broken) to take my garden and flower photographs and am secretly longing for the day I can equip myself with more professional kit.  Nevertheless it is good to practice to learn how to frame shots well, compose a decent picture and how to use the natural light available to best advantage and perfect that, before having to worry about depth of field and shutter speeds.

So with my limitations in mind, I have still decided to enter a garden photography competition – igpoty.com (International garden Photographer of the Year) because it doesn’t cost much to enter and they give you feedback on your entries. I will make a selection from the following photos:

 

1) IMG_1646

 

 

 

2) 14122009551

3) IMG_0828

4) IMG_1810

5)  IMG_0549

 

6) IMG_2484

7) Image021

8) IMG_0200

 

 

9) IMG_0549

10) IMG_1228

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12) IMG_3001

 

13)

Sussex Estate

 

If anyone has any that they particularly prefer, do drop me a comment to help me make up my mind!   🙂

Cosmos – My new favourite flower

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Of course all gardeners need to put their feet up from time to time…

Featured image: Emma enjoying lunch by the pool

Gardening colleague Rosi, enjoying a glass of Ridgeview Estate bubbly at GROW show in London

Gardening colleague Rosi, enjoying a glass of Ridgeview Estate bubbly at GROW show in London

Home made cakes and fresh coffee as a mid-morning break with our clients and 'Vollies' (volunteers) in a Sussex garden

Home made cakes and fresh coffee as a mid-morning break with our clients and ‘Vollies’ (volunteers) in a Sussex garden

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On the train home from GROW show with my gorgeous perennial violas and a new galvanised metal trough for collecting cut flowers - the perfect summer gardening accessory..

On the train home from GROW show with my gorgeous perennial violas and a new galvanised metal trough for collecting cut flowers – the perfect summer gardening accessory..

All part of our working week

IMG_0312 The Corn Snake – Click toIMG_0311 view

We are introduced to the new family snake -Rapunzel.  The last snake escaped into the house 2 weeks ago and is probably quite happily living off the mice and rats that share the same abode…

We won’t be staying the night.

We witnessed the lambs born just 30 mins before.  How amazing it is that that they get to their feet and find their way to the udder so instinctively.  Sadly only one of them made it to the next day 🙁

Rain Rain Rain

Just to cheer us up today

Just to cheer us up today

Today, I enjoyed most the…

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HelleboresHellebores.   The worm’s eye view.