Friday, 6 March 2009

Colour in Nature - Red

Looking round the garden and down the lane for things to photograph while I get used to the new camera I thought I would see what there was about for various colours. Today my choice is red.

To start with I found this Sempervivum which grows with several other small plants in a bowl.


Just outside next door's front wall was this lovely Primula.


Looking round my front garden I spotted the first Ladybird of the year warming itself in the sunshine on the Juniperus squamata Holger.


On the bird table was my local Robin. S/he is either very short sighted or I can imagine it thinking "What's the recipe today, Jim" - with apologies to Jimmy Young.

What's the Recipe Today, Jim

About the same time there was a Chaffinch playing Peek-a-Boo in a tree.


And finally there were more buds appearing on the Japonica.

Japonica Buds

This picture was taken a few years ago but it really does belong with red in Nature so here is a Sunset taken from my front door in 2006 with a FujiFilm Finepix S5000 which I used for several years.


Blue Tit Nestbox update

It looks as though the Blue Tit is visiting the nestbox every day. It has been seen every morning making a brief visit and seems to be tidying up in there. Yesterday it also visited in the afternoon. There are a pair of Blue Tits which spend a lot of time at the bottom of the garden in and out of the trees and bushes near the nestbox so I have high hopes for some nest building to start, maybe nearer the middle of the month.


  1. Absolutely beautiful post again John and I like the colour theme idea. I loved it all and laughed out loud at the Robin, definitely a case of 'should have gone to Spec Savers I think'!

    Let's hope that little Ladybird will find somewhere warm to tuck up for the night as I suspect it is still a little chilly to be out.

    Your Japonica seems a lot more advanced than mine but mine is in a cold part of the garden.

  2. The Robin pic made a change from the usual side on views - didn't think of the SpecSavers angle - ha ha.

    The Japonica is now in full Sun for a lot of the day as the shadow of the building is getting shorter.

    I've got two more colour themes in mind but first I have one flower to identify and it's driving me up the wall not knowing!

  3. It looks as though you're thoroughly enjoying your new acquisition John. Lovely pictures especially the ladybird!

  4. Yes Tricia, I am thoroughly enjoying the new 'toy'. Like you I was pleased with the ladybird. Even though it is a fairly small crop of the original there is lots of detail left so it shows what the camera is capable of. Many thanks for your kind comments.


Thank you for visiting. Hope you enjoyed the pictures. Any comment, or correction to any information or identification I get wrong, is most welcome. John

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