Photo blog: Garden progress.

Rhonda and I (well, mostly Rhonda) have been working on the garden for a year now and I have just posted a photo update on Photo Sans Frontiers, WHICH YOU CAN SEE AT THIS LINK, go over and check it out.


K’lee and Dale’s Cosmic Photo Challenge.

After some confusion on Friday about who was posting the prompt for today’s edition of K’lee and Dale’s Cosmic Photo Challenge, I came up with; Leaf and bud, while K’lee finally arrived with Trip the night fantastic, so you had a choice of one, other or both of those to inspire you.

I went for my own option (mainly because I’d already taken the photos by the time K’lee posted) and captured the rapidly unfurling leaves and flowers in the short-lived sunshine of the weekend, along with a few other shots I couldn’t resist.

I’m sure K’lee will have something wonderful for you on the theme of fantastical nights, HERE.

However, it is now time to see which road you chose.


To get involved with the challenge, post a photo to your blog on Monday, add a pingback to this post (or to K’lee’s) and don’t forget to tag your post #CosPhoChal.

Alternatively, add a link to your blog in the comments of either mine or K’lee’s post and we’ll come and check out your entry.

Any and all effects, editing, Photoshop, Instagram, morphing, collages or whatever other post production techniques you fancy are permitted, (in fact, they’re actively encouraged!) so get creative and turn your photos into artworks for the Cosmic Photo Challenge.


Rooms and pathways: An Autumn walk at RHS Rosemoor.

A tour of one of England’s finest gardens, reposted from my photography blog, Photo Sans Frontiers.

{So please click the link and check out the photos, as I’m trying to save space by posting picture heavy posts over there, thanks}

Photo Sans Frontiers

Having a week off work in October and a sunny day at the same time, well that was too good an opportunity to pass up; so today Rhonda and I took advantage of a free entry offer at RHS Rosemoor and, of course, I took plenty of photos.

The large, sprawling gardens are cleverly laid out in a series of themed spaces, obscured from each other by the use of hedges, trees and hard landscaping, using the curves and perspective of connecting paths to draw your eye onward to the next horticultural treat.

There’s something for every gardening taste; formal rose gardens and the geometric precision of tightly clipped fir hedges; vibrant colours of the hot garden and a glorious mixture of textures in the foliage garden; the walled kitchen garden and fragrant delights of the herb garden and, my personal favourite, the lush and beautiful lake area, with its…

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The Night Garden.

Having spent a few weeks getting our new garden looking nice, I finally got round to putting the candle holders out last night and decided to try some long exposure shots when it got dark.

A few carefully placed solar lights added some extra illumination and, with a little digital fiddling the results really are rather lovely.

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