Article Archive

March 2017

Spring finally sprung in March, and this was reflected by a multitude of floral activity. There were the usual Daffodils, Crocus, Snowdrops and the beginnings of the Tulips, as well as the more unusual sightings of Hepatica and Virginia Stock. The bugs also made their return!

5 articles...

March 2017

February 2017

Signs of spring were starting to show in February, and the weekly articles reflected that with images of winter blossom coming to an end, crocuses popping up, and heavenly hellebores making an appearance.

4 articles...

February 2017

January 2017

A new month and a new year has articles that cover New Year wishes, goals and resolutions, as well as birds, cats and plenty of raindrops.

5 articles...

January 2017

December 2016

The final month of the year has articles covering the final blooms of summer still hanging on, the first frosts, the last of the insects, a Christmas shopping trip, Christmas wishes, and early signs of spring.

6 articles...

December 2016

November 2016

November highlights include the unfolding story of a autumn, wet weather, bejewelled spider webs, skeletal plants and news of my 5th book cover image design.

5 articles...

November 2016

October 2016

October arrived and along with it so did autumn. The weather turned cooler, and insect life started to wane. However, there were still a few strays to photograph, including a Plume Moth and a Common Wasp. October also saw the arrival of the Nerines, a firm favourite of mine, and there were plenty of other photo opportunities before the weather turned too cold.

4 articles...

October 2016

September 2016

September saw summer turn into autumn, but in general, the weather stayed warm and fine for the most part, after the first week. This meant raindrops for one week, followed by autumn flowers, house plants and an early autumn glimpse of a hoverfly visiting a pretty poppy.

5 articles...

September 2016

August 2016

The continuing beautiful weather this month meant that insects were once again the main focus of photography. There were butterflies, bumblebees, hoverflies and dragonflies. I was even inspired to write a tutorial on how to shoot insects.

5 articles...

August 2016

July 2016

After the wet weather of June, we experienced a heatwave in July - for the most part. This led to lots of insect activity to capture. However, we did have one week that returned us to winter like temperatures, and meant a week of raindrop photography, and playing with gooseberries!

4 articles...

July 2016

June 2016

June saw the start of British Summertime, although to look at the weather you'd never know it. It was the wettest June on record, but in spite of this, there were interesting insects, exotic flowers, and yawning cats to see.

5 articles...

June 2016

May 2016

Spring was in full swing in May, and with temperatures mostly rising, the rain retreating, the articles contained lots of images of springtime flowers, the return of the insects to the garden, and lots of birds.

4 articles...

May 2016

April 2016

Spring started to come alive in April, and the articles covered lots of springtime flowers, especially tulips and weeds. Robins were spotted feeding each other, and how important it is to provide nourishment for the early insects was discussed.

4 articles...

April 2016

March 2016

March was a busy month and included articles containing an industrious robin red breast, a sneaky mouse, a rare bee fly, the start of the 2016 planting season, and lots of spring flowers.

5 articles...

March 2016

February 2016

It may have been the shortest month, but it was packed full of images! Highlights include an article on garden birds, more raindrops, and springtime eventually beginning in bloom.

4 articles...

February 2016

January 2016

Highlights include a Happy New Year, a short review of 2015, and some possible New Year resolutions, also some camellia images, and a series covering raindrops.

5 articles...

January 2016

December 2015

Highlights include a very early springtime arrival, flocking geese and a tour of the Southampton Civic Centre building.

4 articles...

December 2015

November 2015

Highlights include the unfolding story of a nerine bloom, spiders leaving little jewels in the garden, and news of my 4th book cover image design.

5 articles...

November 2015

October 2015

Highlights include news of a couple of website updates that hopefully improve the site, hazelnuts, and an image of a rare weather phenomenon!

6 articles...

October 2015

September 2015

Highlights include an Elephant Hawk Moth caterpillar, news of a Website Update, and the Supermoon eclipse.

7 articles...

September 2015

August 2015

Highlights include a Migrant Hawker dragonfly, a beautiful geranium named Rozanne, and a Gatekeeper butterfly.

4 articles...

August 2015

July 2015

Highlights include the return of the Alliums, a Grey Squirrel, a Browsing Bumblebee and a magnificent Peregrine Falcon.

4 articles...

July 2015

June 2015

Highlights include a Jumping Spider, a Flying Bumblebee, a Mouse in Peril and a beautiful Blue Iris.

6 articles...

June 2015

May 2015

Highlights include Bleeding Hearts, more Robins, X-Rated garden goings on and garden visitors during the dead of night.

6 articles...

May 2015

April 2015

Highlights include Easter, Robins, Damselflies and The Flame Before Us book cover.

6 articles...

April 2015

March 2015

Highlights include St Patrick's Day, Guardian frogs, Cobalt Blue fish and the return of Springtime.

9 articles...

March 2015

February 2015

Highlights include the Lunar New Year, Pancake Tuesday and my 100x:2014 project images.

8 articles...

February 2015