Category Archives: Photography

Thinking small

Hello again. I’ve been missing in action for family reasons. These reasons continue. I’ll be coming and going for a while.

In the meantime a few pics with my new toy – a macro lens for my iPhone. I know I’m a bit slow on the uptake on this, but somehow I just never got to it! But I’m having fun now 🙂 . Got to tell you it’s hard to take them in focus as the focal range is so short – only a 1 or 2mm – so you need to have a very steady hand…

Anyway first efforts. Note the hairy caterpillar was taken by friend Anne and giver of the macro lens 🙂 .

Mostly Squash

So a couple of trips to the allotment plus my probably-not-going-to-make-it aubergines in the greenhouse. I just got going too late so even though I’ve had healthy plants I didn’t plant them early enough to actually develop big enough fruit.

Otherwise it’s mostly squash. As per last year they have taken over the allotment, and I keep finding them. I planted lots of smaller varieties so they would be easier to cook. Also I’ve just planted some mustard and normal spinach and winter salad crops, plus scabious in Salmon Pink, Black Cat & Drumstick in the greenhouse.

No pics yet but I am also on the case with bulbs for next year: Anemone Bordeaux, Tulips Antraciet, Black Hero, Hermitage Double, Royal Acres, Greenstar, Virichic, Tres Chic Salmon Impression, some gladioli, lilies, camassia – some are in, but some I’m hoping to plant tomorrow weather permitting!