We have been having some building work done on our house and as there is so much dust everything is packed away to keep it safe and dust free. I was asked to do a head and shoulder portrait yesterday and of course once I got my camera out again I didn't want to put it away ..... here are a couple of my sweet peas that survived the rain and thunderstorms today
Really love this set of three images, from the beautiful wings in the first image, the cuteness of the second and the "downward dog" yoga pose in the last image :)
I love these little birds and have a watercolour painting in my bedroom, which I bought from a lovely talented artist at the Weald Country Fair a couple of years ago. I really wanted to attract some to the garden, so did some research on what food they liked etc. I was so excited when I saw the first pair and although they are not here very often and are super speedy, it is still a joy to see them. A lot of people say the move in flocks and we do sometimes see 3 or 4, but mainly we just seem to have a pair that visit. The pictures below were taken when the snow was on the ground earlier this month resulting in a lovely reflected light to the images.
We have a pair of siskins who visit regularly now. This is the male and it was lovely to see him in all his bright colours today. Until I saw the second image I hadn't noticed the beautiful markings on its underside.
Delighted to have a few of these visiting us now. When googling to learn a bit more about them, it said that when a goldfinch visits you, they symbolise the importance of optimism and the value of happiness, joy and simplicity in your life. We can all do with a bit of that at the moment :)
Excited to have some long tailed tits arrive in the garden. They were only a few of them and they weren't here for long, but it made my day :)
With nowhere to go and no one to see, I have taken to watching the birds in the garden. It began slowly with feeding a few of them and as word spread amongst them, many new arrivals appeared ! We now have bluetits, chaffinch, Goldcrests, nuthatch and a siskin appeared yesterday, together with a very brief siting of a long tailed tit. I bought a lovey watercolour painting of a long tailed tit at the Weald Country Fair last year and would love to photograph one, but they are super speedy.... so that's my next challenge !