Cuckooflower

Cardamine pratensis – Also called Lady’s-smock. When I first eyed this lovely flower on my allowed ‘once a day’ excercise walk, it took my breath clean away, I was so bedazzled by its beauty. This is a sure sign that spring has arrived. x2 photographs. Double click images to enlarge. © Peter Hillman ♦ 10th… Read More Cuckooflower

Catching The Early Sunlight

Last night was a very hot and close one, so sleep was quite restless. So up early to find this Opium Poppy (Papaver somniferum) flower catching the first rays of sunlight. Click once to expand view, click again to get that little bit closer June 2018, rear garden, Staffordshire, England. © Pete Hillman.

One of The Speedwells

Click once to expand view, click again to get that little bit closer This is such a lovely little plant and I always enjoy spotting it in the fields. It is one of the Speedwells, which one it is I don’t know. May 2018, local field, Staffordshire, England. © Pete Hillman. Sigma 18-300mm lens.  

From The Fields

Click once to expand view, click again to get that little bit closer Playing in the fields this afternoon with my new toy, Sigma 18mm-300mm macro lens. Down in the field on such a beautiful sunny day and no muddy knees for a change. Quite pleased with how versatile this lens is, and quite sharp… Read More From The Fields

Snow-in-summer

Snow-in-summer (Cerastium tomentosum). This was taken in the shade as the sun had moved around the garden this late afternoon. Trying out my new Sigma 18-300mm DC macro lens for the first time, and seeing what it can do. Will need to practice more to get the hang of it. May 2018, rear garden, Staffordshire,… Read More Snow-in-summer

Common Vetch

Out in the fields yesterday a small patch of Common Vetch Vicia sativa, which belongs to the pea family Fabaceae, caught my eye. The buds were just beginning to unfurl. May 2018, local field, Staffordshire, England. © Pete Hillman