Today, as I was nearby, I went to look at the lake at Wollaton Park. It’s not very often that it freezes, but I knew it would have done this time. Although the thaw had now begun in earnest, there was an eerie sense of desolation, which I think the misty background conveys in this picture. There were actually very few people about.It's kind to share!
Snow, of course, always means photographic opportunities. But today, I looked a little closer at melting snow. This is one of the shots I took. Perhaps this is a whole branch (pardon the pun) of snow photography… and where does real meet surreal?It's kind to share!
Once again, I’m illustrating the effects of our recent strange weather patterns. This beech hedge would normally remain dormant until spring, but yesterday I noticed these buds had appeared. What will happen to them next? I don’t know…It's kind to share!
One of my favourite flowers because of its scent, the tiny florets of viburnum (about 5mm across) are very appealing to the macro photographer. I found these on the last day of January – a lovely combination of flowers, water, and sunshine!It's kind to share!
No, that isn’t sugar. At last, a ground frost made this little artistic creation in my back garden. The cooling through freezing point must have been quite slow, to give quite large ice crystals like this. They were just melting as I took this shot.It's kind to share!
I was just out looking for anything remotely seasonal, today. I didn’t find any holly berries, but this mass of ivy caught my eye. I always think ivy has a tremendous amount of intriguing shape and line; an interesting kind of mental refreshment, if you like.It's kind to share!
Just recently, the prevailing weather has been unusually mild (but catastrophic in some parts of the U.K. due to flooding!)
Here, this has allowed a few flowers to continue to bloom. This hebe is one example – a cheering sight on a grey, dull day.
Sunshine: the subject matter of poets, painters, and singer/songwriters for generations, as well as photographers. I had called here only briefly, driving by, to clear my head after some things I had attended to. As I was about to leave, I noticed this. I had to carefully exclude the Sun itself from the shot, to avoid flare!It's kind to share!