Tagged nature

Photos from a walk in the country

It’s nice to get out in the fresh air, when the sun is (kind of) out and it’s not freezing and wet. Last weekend we took a circular walk near the village of Cuddington in Buckinghamshire. The fields were full of bright yellow rape and everything was green and lush, which resulted in some great photos.

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Mother’s Day bouquet

I got a bit carried away taking arty photos of a little bouquet of flowers I put together for Mother’s Day on Sunday. I got up far too early for a Sunday with the bright idea of making a little arrangement for mum with the flowers and foliage from the garden. Brilliant idea!

It was cold and a bit damp whilst I stood in the garden slowly realising that there was not much alive. I didn’t really want to cut the only flower in bloom, or go back inside with a handful of dead twigs, so I had to search pretty hard. I found some feathery heads on the grasses and a few interesting leaves off of various shrubs. After ransacking the bamboo and ivy, and politely nicking a bit of the blossom from next door’s tree, I think I pulled it off (the blossom managed to give it a bit of a spring-time look!). I put the greenery in a little Kilner-style jar with a flippy lid, and wrapped some ribbon around the base.

This makes a great little project. There is probably variety more in your garden than you think. If you don’t have a garden use a selection of herbs or indoor plants instead – just enough to fill a jam jar with.

Tiger skull at the Grant Museum of Zoology

February’s Fabulous Photo

Tiger skull at the Grant Museum of Zoology

This month’s photo was taken on a trip to the Grant Museum of Zoology. This small, free museum is the only remaining university zoological museum in London and houses around 67.000 specimens. We saw everything from a jar of worms to a white rabbit’s head (very apt with Easter just around the corner…). The image above is of a tiger skull.

The museum is fairly dark and I struggled to get great shots with my little camera, so I used a little Photoshop magic, and this tutorial from Spoon Graphics, to boost it and give it a retro feel.