Love-in-a-Mist

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAFor some reason or other my energy levels seem to have taken an upward turn recently – maybe it’s the effect of the lovely sunshine we’ve been having or the fact that my frequent ailments seem to have spent themselves for a while  …. not only that – the garden has suddenly come to life with poppies and roses and has inspired my hobby!

However – I’ve chosen to entertain ya’ll with pics of a wild flower I spotted on the other side of my fence. I think it’s  Love-in-a-mist but p’raps someone could enlighten me?

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OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAI’ve titled the one above ‘Catching the Drops’ because it looks as if there are a couple of tiny hands holding on to the water-drop!

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That’s about it I think …. hope you like them!

Many blessings,   Eileen

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Conkers

Another reason I love autumn is for the conkers …. but I don’t seem to have any in my immediate surroundings, nor have I seen any at The Pond, so I got my son to have a scout around further afield for me and he brought me these.

I thought I would try some low-key shots of them ….

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I arranged some on my black glass-topped desk. I think the  reflections have added a sort of abstract look to the image. I like the contrast of textures ….

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I think I may try out some more ideas with them today though ….. bye for now,   Eileen

 


Hedgerow Finds

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Either side of the path leading to, and going around the lake [Ifield Pond] there’s a mixture of trees and hedgerows and in autumn it’s the bright little things among the bare branches that catch the eye – the variety of God’s creation is amazing and I’m always thanking Him for my hobby and these treasures and pleasures ….

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More tomorrow I hope ….. my thanks for viewing and if you feel inclined please leave a comment,  take care my friends,   Eileen

 


Leafy Captures

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I have the utmost confidence in saying that everybody loves Autumn [ I think !! Lol]. I went over to the Pond especially to seek out leaves that have changed to their autumn glory.

There were quite a few that had got caught up among other trees and shrubs on their way to the ground, and some were still attached to their parent tree, but without exception , they were all yellow!  These pics are all in situ as found ….OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

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I’m getting a bit like Busses – you don’t get any posts come along for a while and then you get several at once …. more from my autumn walk very soon,   take care all,   Eileen

 

 


Teasels

Better late than never – so here are my belated Teasel pics. Taken over the Pond. In my ‘flower arranging’ days when I entered lots of competitions, teasels were a great favourite – especially at Christmas time when they looked  great sprayed silver or gold.

I don’t think I’ve ever caught them when they first come into bloom so I must make a mental note for next summer to look out for them again.

The first pic does show some flower but the actual shape looks a bit deformed ….

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Teasel in bloom

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spiky teasel

 

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Artistic Fun

 

 


The Ifield Mill

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The Ifield Mill

Here are some more pics from my visit to the Mill. I’ve converted this one to a black and white image – it seems to suit this old Mill which dates back to the 1840’s. However – the first mention of a mill in Ifield was in 1274.  I can’t quite make out from the Brochure exactly when the present [restored] Mill was built, but there are recorded mentioned owners throughout the 1600’s and 1700’s.  Volunteers have done a wonderful job of restoring it from 1973 onwards , with the waterwheel being restored in 2008.

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The next few pics are from the hedgerows along the path leading to the Mill.

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Wild Rosehips

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Wild Rose

Time to say au revoir and see you soon dv,     Eileen


…And Swans

 

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The Feather

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What’s That?

 

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