Friday, 18 April 2014
Sunday, 23 March 2014
This weather always brings a stream of regular visitors to my feeding station at the top end of my garden and here is one of them.
This robin is a year round visitor and sometimes he is accompanied by another who I assume must be his/her partner.
Sometimes there are a few blue tits in competetion for food and there can be a few fights, but there is plenty of food on offer and they all get their share in the end.
Early mornings around about 7.00 am is the best time to see the most activity with the birds fuelling up for the day ahead.
Tuesday, 25 February 2014
The weather has has taken a change for the better and although it is still cold the sun is shining.
This Blue Tit was visiting my back yard in search of food and there wasn't a shortage of it.
There were insects and worms everywhere due to the ground drying out after some of the worst storms we have ever had.
The worms and insects came out in search of a meal and ended up becoming one.
Wednesday, 2 October 2013
The rich array of colour that comes out in trees and plants at this time of year leaves a photographer spoilt for choice as to what to capture.
Thursday, 26 September 2013
Amongst the many different flowers and packs of seeds there was a good selection of rose bushes.These bushes were about 4 - 6 inches in height and came in a variety of colours.
Without much faith in my skills as a gardener I decided to buy one and plant it in my mothers backyard. As you can see, this summer the rose bloomed and had about 6 flowers come out at different times throughout the summer.
It's a lot taller now than when I first got it so I will have to find out some information on the proper way to prune roses and care for them.
I think I will be taking another visit to that discount store this year and get some more different coloured roses. So don't forget to revisit if you want to see more images of my attempts at rose growing.
Wednesday, 25 September 2013
Here's a macro shot of a sunflower bud soaking up the sun and gaining strength to open and display the deep yellow petals and the black heart of the sunflower in full bloom.
A friend of mine has an aviary and when the sunflowers growing in my backyard have flowered and the seeds are matured I cut off the tops and my friend hangs them upside down in his aviary to let the birds feast on them.