Tag Archives: fern

Sunlight

I’ve had a lovely time this month noticing how the sunlight catches and enhances things.

Evening lightevening sun

Morning on the farm with Ivor the bull and his companionsfamily of cows

Morning dewmorning dew

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Morning sunshine, and looking up at buzzards soaring

an experiment under the apple tree

the bliss of bluebell woods

backlit Harts Tongue ferns

a soft goodnight

The prompt for this month’s photographic meet-up is SUNLIGHT.

We meet up on the first Tuesday of each month. You are very welcome to join in anytime. For future prompts go to the Photo Challenge Page.

Next month’s prompt is Sculpture.

To join us, leave links to your Sunshine photos, either current or archive, in the comments – “Bring me Sunshine!”

Edit:

Adding ‘Walking on Sunshine’ after seeing it mentioned in Crafty Creeks’s post

Don’ it feel good!!!!! ❤

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Bluebell time

Colmers Hil, near Bridport

Last Sunday I met a couple of friends for a bluebell extravaganza of a walk!

woodland walk

The path took us through deep dark woods

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Joining Cee’s Which Way Challenge

deep dark woods

and lighter glades where the light was stunningly, beautifully, softly, frothily romantic

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I took so many photographs, it has taken me all week to choose which ones to share( they certainly won’t all fit in one post).woodland

We stopped at Down House Farm

and sat out in the garden

Down House Farm, Bridport

for a delicious lunch of Bubble and Squeak, eggs and bacon, all local produce and drank apple and ginger fruit punchbrunch

after that we headed out to the cliffs coastal pathand wide open views towards Portland

 

sea view

Oh what a joyful day, the sun shone, the air was sweet, the sky was blue, our batteries were well and truly recharged …..

to be continued …………

 

Photo Challenge Round-Up: FERN

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Unfurling fronds in the woods at Tyneham, a most magical place with an intriguing history.

Yesterday was one of those especially memorable days. My daughter and I took the 5 Dorset grandchildren to Tyneham where they could play amongst the ruined houses, see how schools used to be in times gone by, walk to the beach, and through the woods. Hours of happy time together in one of our favourite places.

Frond photo friends this week in our weekly Photo Challenge:

Jane at Rainbow Junkie……. …………….. …..detail

Cathy at Nanacathy…….. ……. …………….magenta

💜 me at Wild Daffodil……… …… ……… …6 ferns

⭐️ Denis at Haiku Hound…….. ……….. ….   munch

Jen at Let the Sewing Begin ……….. ….. …… …..lush

Christina A Look at the Little Things ……. …….spiral

Dorris at Dig with Dorris ………… ……..Pteridomania

 

The 💜 denotes a post that is also joining in with Ronovan’s Haiku Challenge – it’s fun to combine the two.

⭐️ denotes a photo with a poem or haiku, not including the haiku challenge prompt words.

Please let me know if I have forgotten anyone

Thank you everyone for a great group of FERNS

Next up

Frivolous

Hope you have fun with this one. Can’t wait to see the Photos this week.

Here are all the photo prompts listed beautifully by Rainbow Jane, join in any time you like click here to read how.

Photo challenge

Fern

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ideas like lightning

strike me by surprise, and when

it rains it pours

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Joining in with our weekly Photo Challenge: FERN

One of my granddaughters has Fern as her second name and I have been trying to crochet some fern fronds to decorate a birthday card for her. I’m also wondering about using them for appliqué on a knitted jacket.

Here are my trial runs:

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Not quite there yet. I used Lucy’s pattern as a starting point, but wanted to include a curl at the top. Rainbow Jane has a lovely picture of this on her FERN photo challenge entry.

I’m thinking they would be even better made in fine crochet cotton, I hope I can find the right colour – the right shade of green can be tricky to find.

Ferns seem to be growing in with my orchids, spores must be in the orchid compost. I used one of the leaves to see what effect it would have on my dyed paper – subtle, but I like it.

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More ferns in a doodled mandala I drew when I was learning from Alisa Burke’s Online Mandala Workshop. With my granddaughter’s second name in mind I drew this mandala for her, with fern fronds at the centre.

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This frothy fern sits on a stand in my bedroom windowDSC_0987

I have no idea of its name but I love its delicate cascade.

Do you have any photos of ferns you would like to enter in our Photo Challenge this week? Just leave a link in the comments.

Also joining in with Ronovan’s Haiku Challenge with his prompt words of

LIGHTNING and RAIN

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Next Week’s Photo Prompt

FRIVOLOUS

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