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A purely white Poppy captured in the warm evening light.


Time for the Sunflowers to bloom once again. A 2.5 metres tall plant captured in my backyard.


Close-up of an Orange Day Lily (Lilium hemerocallis fulva) blooming in my backyard. A pity they only last for a single day.


Another Columbine variant (Aquilegia vulgaris) captured in my backyard.


Yet another Columbine variant (Aquilegia vulgaris) captured in my backyard.


A few plain white Poppies have shown up in my backyard this Summer.


Close-up of a blooming Blue Clips (Campanula carpatica) captured in my backyard on a rainy day.


Close-up of a blooming Grass Lily or Star of Bethlehem (Ornithogalum umbellatum) captured in my backyard.


A blooming Crown Imperial (Fritillaria imperialis) captured in my backyard on a rainy day.


A group of purple Crocuses blooming in my backyard.


A beautiful group of Crocuses blooming in my backyard.


A beautiful Crocus variant glowing in a dark corner of my backyard.


A little group of Spring Snowflakes (Leucojum vernum) popping up in my backyard.


It’s time for the little Spring Snowflakes (Leucojum vernum) to bloom again.


Still Life with some dried Lotus seed pods (Nelumbo nucifera) placed on a Coral Carpet (Sedum album) floor in my rock bed.


Glad to see a pair of Mute Swans (Cygnus olor) have arrived at our lagoon after been missing for the past 5-6 years.


A beautiful path leading to our local forest, captured on a grey and moisty morning.


Withering leaves of a Little Princess Spirea (Spiraea japonica), captured in my front yard.


First sign of Fall. My Cherry trees are usually the first to start changing colours.


Leaves of a Dog Rose slowly but surely changing colours in accordance with the current season.


Closeup of an Ivory Woodwax (Hygrophorus eburneus) growing beneath a Beech tree in my front yard.


Closeup of an Ivory Woodwax (Hygrophorus eburneus) growing on a half-rotten tree trunk in my yard.


A small group of Honey Fungus (Armillaria mellea), I believe, as they are quite common around here.


Found this solitary specimen growing in a mossy area in our local forest.


A Common Funnel (Clitocybe infundibuliformis), I believe, captured in our local forest.


A small group of Mica Inkcaps, also known as Glistening Inkcaps (Coprinus micaceus), growing in a grass field.


A pair of Honey Fungus (Armillaria mellea), captured in my backyard on a grey and moisty day.


Found this little group of Fungus growing on a tree trunk in the local forest.


Spotted this common Field Mushroom (Agaricus campestris) growing in the far corner of my backyard.


Found this large specimen growing in my backyard. I believe it’s a Penny Bun, also known as King Mushroom (Boletus edulis).


Found some budding and blooming Fuchsia shrubs in a local park. The intense, red colour was noticeable from quite a far distance.


Found some budding and blooming Fuchsia shrubs in a local park. The intense, red colour was noticeable from quite a far distance.


Found some budding and blooming Fuchsia shrubs in a local park. Also known as Lady’s Eardrops


Closeup of a Fuchsia flower, captured in a local park. Also known as Lady’s Eardrops.


Found this beautiful little group of Fall Crocuses in a local park, also known as Naked Ladies or Colchicum ‘The Giant’ (Colchicum giganteum).


A little late Sunflower captured in my backyard.


A blooming Black-Eyed Susan (Rudbeckia hirta), captured in a local park.


The last Windflower or Japanese Anemone (Anemone hupehensis) to bloom this year.


Some Windflowers, also known as Japanese Anemones (Anemone hupehensis), just about to bloom.


Close-up of a budding Caprifolium, perhaps better known as Honeysuckle (Lonicera caprifolium), captured in a neighbouring garden.


A blooming Chihuahua Flower (Tacitus bellus), a Succulent originating from Mexico.


Closeup of the tiny flowers and seeds of a European Spindle (Euonymus europaeus), captured in my local area.


The characteristic shape of a mature female Hemp plant (Cannabis sativa), captured in my backyard.


Withering Poppy seed capsules, just waiting for the wind to do the final job of spreading the seeds.


Close-up of the seed capsule of an Oriental Poppy, captured shortly after the petals had dropped off.


Not all Poppies are plain red.


A blooming Oriental Poppy gently swaying in the evening breeze.


A group of huge Oriental Poppies in full bloom.


A huge Oriental Poppy bud just about to burst open.


A huge Oriental Poppy bud just about to burst open.


Oriental Poppy buds captured in the early morning light.


Even long after having dropped its blooms, the Columbine’s withering leaves keep looking attractive.


Even long after having dropped its blooms, the Columbine’s withering leaves keep looking attractive.


Even long after having dropped its blooms, the Columbine’s withering leaves keep looking attractive.


Oddly, I’ve noticed that some of my withered Columbines have 10 seed tubes instead of the normal five.


Another Columbine variant (Aquilegia vulgaris) captured in my backyard.


A beautiful pastel-shaded Columbine captured in the soft evening light.


Another Columbine variant (Aquilegia vulgaris) captured in my backyard.


A white Columbine (Aquilegia vulgaris) captured in my backyard on a grey and overcast day.


Another Columbine variant (Aquilegia vulgaris) captured in my backyard.


Another little beauty captured in my backyard.


Another Columbine variant (Aquilegia vulgaris) captured in my backyard.


Close-up of a dark purple Columbine (Aquilegia vulgaris) captured in the soft evening light.


The first Columbines (Aquilegia Vulgaris) have just started to shoot 🙂


Watched in awe for a couple of hours this huge Poppy (Papaver orientale) slowly unfolding.


Close-up of a huge Poppy bud belonging to a species called Beauty of Livermere (Papaver orientale), I believe.


Some huge Poppy buds belonging to a species called Beauty of Livermere (Papaver orientale), I believe.


Some huge Poppy buds are emerging in my backyard these days. I believe they are called Beauty of Livermere (Papaver orientale).


The Poppy season seems to start a little earlier this year.


The characteristic shape of a sprouting Hemp plant (Cannabis sativa), captured in my ‘wild corner’.


A blooming Grass Lily or Star of Bethlehem (Ornithogalum umbellatum) captured in my backyard. They tend to hide in the tall grass; hence the title.


A sprouting pinkish Houseleek captured in my rock bed with a 105mm macro lens + 36mm extension tube.


A close-up shot of a budding Coral Carpet, also known as White Stonecrop (Sedum album).


A patch of common Moss shooting up its small seed capsules.


My Houseleeks are slowly coming to life after their long winter lair.


Finally my Apple trees are in full blossom too. Taken shortly after an afternoon shower.


Finally my Cherry trees are blooming once again.


Finally my Cherry trees are in full blossom. What a delightful sight 🙂


One of my only three Tulips about to wake up.


A small group of my favourite Crocuses about to open up.


I’ve been following this little group of Crocuses ever since they started to pop up, but the blooms never opened fully up. Not even when the sun was out.
A couple of days later, they were all gone. Perhaps they didn’t like the unusual mild Winter we’ve had this year…


Keeping a watchful eye on this little group of Crocuses to follow their progression.


A solitary Snowdrop slowly opening up in the warm and soft morning light.


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