Tuesday 16th February 2016
It was a frosty, sunny morning again today and for some reason I felt like taking Max back to Kingston Lacy for a walk. It is half term here, so the place was really busy today.
Today, though, I rang the changes by putting my 100mm Macro lens on the EOS 6D. I’m pleased I did. As I said, it was frosty first thing and the frost was still on the rhododendrons which were in the shade.
Elsewhere there are still quite a lot of camellia buds…
.. and I was surprised to find a bud opening on a magnolia.
In this same part of the gardens some of the blossom is coming out.
And then, of course, there were the snowdrops, seen here as a clump…
… and here in isolation.
Further on round the walk where the snowdrops were on the higher banks I was able to take them against the blue of the sky.
This one still had dew on it.
And here is one of my favourite photos, of a single snowdrop covered in dew against a blue sky.
I think, though, that the snowdrops are starting to go over, so I’m unlikely to get such nice photos if I go back next week (not sure about that yet).
A year ago today
Max and I walked along the River Allen in Wimborne, where I took this photo of a swan drinking.