The Water Mint (Mentha aquatica) has gone mad again this year, spreading its roots and sprouting throughout the garden pond. Yet its sweet sugary goodness attracts many insects, so it is always good in that respect. This is one of the last blooms which I wanted to try and capture before they all disappeared with... Continue Reading →
When I first spied these little beauties along the seafront, especially as they appeared to glisten in the freshly fallen rain, I thought oh yes, wow! How lovely! The small brightly pink flowers kind of jump out at you. The plant is called Common Restharrow (Ononis repens). Exmouth, Devon. August 2019 © Pete Hillman.
This 'looker' of a wild flower, rain-speckled and dotted with holes as it may be, is called the Common Mallow (Malva sylvestris), and can be seen either on wasteground, in a garden, or on a roadside verge near you this summer. It is a very good provider of nectar for the insect world. Exmouth, Devon.... Continue Reading →
This is another reason I realy love summer. July 2019, local field, South Staffordshire, England. © Pete Hillman.
It is not just taking in the whole of the image and in what your eyes perceive within it, but it is all those tiny details when you look really close, and how your imagination perceives them ... and where that imagination leads you to ... Deep in the woods, June 2019, South Staffordshire, England.... Continue Reading →
Click and click again on the image to get that little bit closer … June 2019, local field, Staffordshire, England. © Pete Hillman.