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....


Forget-me-not..

7 comments:

  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!

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

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

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  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?

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  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?

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

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

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