Category Archives: Photography

Ducks!

I saw this pair of ducks when I was at college yesterday. I was having lunch so it was rather apt to watch them hunting for theirs too! 🙂 First there’s one. . . . . . then two! Dinner Date!

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A Poem for Mother’s Day

This is a poem for my mum, who is not just an amazing mother but also a wonderful, kind, caring person too. She’s my mum and my best friend, I don’t know where I would be today without her constant support, guidance and of course love. She always says to me “Follow your heart and you won’t …

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Meerkats!

I took these photos yesterday at Capel Manor College, where I am currently studying a horticulture course. I walked past the animal area of the campus and spotted these meerkats, aren’t they just the cutest things you’ve ever seen?! 🙂 

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Snowdrop Season

This year I have been lucky enough to witness a spectacular snowdrop season, I’m quite sad it’s nearly over! I’ve seen fantastic specimens at Ashridge, the arboretum has been full of wild snowdrops dotted amongst the trees and carpeting the woodland floor in massive clumps. I love having a wander round there after work and seeing …

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Plant of the Week – Galanthus nivalis

This week’s plant highlight is the common snowdrop, for me the sign of snowdrops flowering marks the end of winter – spring is just around the corner! There are hundreds of snowdrops in the arboretum at Ashridge, I have to watch where I’m walking to make sure I don’t tread on them! I hope you enjoy …

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A Little Bit of Jack

This is a poem I wrote last week, when I was having a ramble around Ashridge on the most perfect frosty morning. I hope you enjoy my ode to Jack! 😉 Jack was out last night creating his white magic waving his wand over the landscape, icicles cling to every surface highlighting every vein on …

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Ashridge Update

Life at Ashridge has been busy as usual since the beginning of 2014, last month went by like a flash – no January blues for me! Me in the Dry Garden Aerial shots of the Dry Garden There’s a common misconception about gardening that the winter months are the dull, slow time of season when …

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Plant of the Week – Cedrus libani

This week’s plant profile is about one of my favourite trees, the Cedar of Lebanon. It was the first tree I became fascinated with after seeing them on a nature programme when I was ten or younger. At Ashridge I’m surrounded by them and am re-discovering my love and awe for these beautiful, majestic beings …

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Little Rocking Robin

This is a quick poem I wrote called “Little Rocking Robin”, about a friendly robin who always hangs around outside my flat. This morning he even stood still long enough for me to get a photo! I hope you enjoy the read. 🙂 Even when it’s icy outside even when it’s colder than the north …

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A Morning Delight

This morning was such a gorgeous sunrise, I couldn’t help writing a poem to complement it – this was before I had had any breakfast, just in case you were wondering! I hope you enjoy. 🙂 I’m hungry just looking at it. . . rashers of bacon streaking the sky a crisp edged horizon much …

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