I’ve had a lovely time this month noticing how the sunlight catches and enhances things.
Morning on the farm with Ivor the bull and his companions
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!”
Adding ‘Walking on Sunshine’ after seeing it mentioned in Crafty Creeks’s post
Don’ it feel good!!!!! ❤
Posted in garden, Photo Challenge, walks
Tagged back lit, bluebell woods, cattle, cows, fern, Monthly Meet-Up, Photographic challenge, sky, sunset
Last Sunday I met a couple of friends for a bluebell extravaganza of a walk!
The path took us through deep dark woods
Joining Cee’s Which Way Challenge
and lighter glades where the light was stunningly, beautifully, softly, frothily romantic
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).
We stopped at Down House Farm
and sat out in the garden
for a delicious lunch of Bubble and Squeak, eggs and bacon, all local produce and drank apple and ginger fruit punch
after that we headed out to the cliffs and wide open views towards Portland
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 …………
Posted in walks
Tagged bluebells, brunch, Bubble and Squeak, coast, coast path, Colmer's Hill, Dorset, Down House Farm, fern, Portland, sea, walk, walking in West Dorset, woodland, woodland walk
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
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.
ideas like lightning
strike me by surprise, and when
it rains it pours
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:
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.
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.
This frothy fern sits on a stand in my bedroom window
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
Next Week’s Photo Prompt
Posted in art from natural objects, Crochet, Doodles, Haiku Challenge, mandalas, Photo Challenge, poetry
Tagged Alisa Burke, Attic24, crochet fern leaves, fern, hand-dyed paper, houseplants