Amateur photography, Ariel, Nature,

Archive for 2012

Oh For Snow!



Wish we had this this year! Getting fed up with fog, mist, rain and greyness!

SNOW trees no words

Weekly Photo Challenge: Surprise

Surprise followed by groan. The Christmas Pudding should have been eaten two years ago! Xmas Pudd

Weekly Photo Challenge: Delicate

A macro shot. This tiny toadstool, growing within the mosses on a frosty bank, was only about an inch tall.


Mini Frosted Moss

Back to my photography blog after nearly four months – two months of which were spent in England looking after my sister who has been very ill. Returning to France in early October I came down with a serious case of writer’s/photographer’s block and the creativity incentive just froze up. Fortunately the thaw has set in and this morning, spying a glorious frost outside, I set off with my camera. Here follows a few frosty pics.

Tiny mosses, so delicate and fragile.

Tiny mosses, so delicate and fragile.

Weekly Photo Challenge: Inside now Out

This is the inside now out!

Weekly Photo Challenge: Inside

A new life attempting to grow inside this tomato! I’ve never found one like it before.

Not Cow Slips but Cow’s Lips!

Sometimes I have the urge to post a downright silly photo. 🙂

Weekly Photo Challenge: Dream

The sky’s the limit. When you’re above the clouds all dreams seem possible.

Baby on the Window Ledge – Made My Day!

What more could you want than a visit from a baby red squirrel. We live in the woods and the squirrels visit regularly to eat the sunflower seeds and walnuts that we put out. But this is the first year that one so young has come. It really did make my day. 🙂 🙂

Bush-Cricket’s Supper

We have various types of Bush Cricket here in southern France, this was one (Phaneroptera nana) I discovered on a plant in the garden. He had the longest feelers in the world, and the longest legs! He seemed to find the tiny white flower petals very much to his taste, and made no attempt to move away from the camera.

Weekly Photo Challenge: Movement

Take water, add dog, throw stone … and you get movement!


Baptême de l’air for Marie

Our friend Marie took her first flight in a microlight yesterday. She had a huge smile on her face when she landed!