Greenfly, Silk And The Rose

Please click on the images for a larger more detailed view. Rear Garden, Staffordshire, England. May 2017.

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A Beautiful Chiller

Please click on images for full definition. The past couple of nights we have had some pretty heavy frosts here, and the rose blooms that were tempted to come out in the milder weather and which had begun to decay in the damp atmosphere now look like they have just come out the refrigerator. Frozen... Continue Reading →

The Mouldering Rose

No sweet sugar-coating here Nor no hoarfrost to set its beauty in ice But the seasons now a confusion of warmth, chill, and dampness Blooming at the dawn of the Winter solstice Blooming beautiful when long sleep should be And now the creeping, crawling mould takes hold A lingering grip of death as it lives... Continue Reading →

November Rose

Photograph taken November 2016, rear garden, Staffordshire. © Pete Hillman 2016. Camera used Nikon D7200, with Sigma 105mm macro lens.

The Morning After Rose

This was one of those unprepared moments that we all get at times. I was warming the car up and cleaning the windows of night rain, getting ready to go to the supermarket when I spotted this single red rose in bud. The droplets of water collected on the unfolded petals looked so beautiful in... Continue Reading →

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