Sunday, 24 April 2011

Easter at Acorn Bank.

We decreed a family outing was required after lots of effort in the garden over the past few days. More of which later.
K and I drove down to Acorn Bank whilst the much more athletic / motivated Y cycled and met us there for tea and cake. D was, of course, much too busy doing his own thing and so didn't come along / missed out.
It was a beautiful day and we wandered around the herb garden which, reputedly is the biggest collection in England. There was also an Easter egg hunt which K took part in (her main reason for wanting to go) and of course came away with a chocolate egg.
The tulips and other early flowers were out in abundance and after fiddling with my camera for ages, I eventually found the macro options, hence today's photo offerings.....

Arachnophobes look away now...

A peek inside this tulip...

Fern fronds just begining to uncurl...

Curled bark....

Yellow poppies..

Spot the pollen..

Blowing in the breeze..

Fennel fronds....



  1. WOW! must find that Macro setting myself. I thought you had pinched them from a garden magazine (only joking) beautiful shots enhanced by our lovely Easter weather.

    I really like the 'blowing in the breeze one' very arty!

  2. OH I SAY! What beautiful photographs....... I also love the "blowing in the breeze" one. Lovely!

  3. I can't wait to learn to use my camera as well as you have ! Great pictures.

  4. Thank you for all of your comments. I'm using a compact camera, often on auto, just luck I guess. Also found I'm better at textures Ghana whole things?

  5. Amazing photographs Helen. I've had my camera about four years and I still don't know how the macro works... perhaps if I could find the instruction book?

  6. Love that forget-me-not picture Helen.

    I do prune the quince tree a bit just to keep it manageable and open.