A colourful find at Emmetts Garden

Earlier this week I decided to venture out into the wind and rain and take some pictures. It was a challenge to see what I could find to photograph in these horrible conditions and so after the school run one morning, I ventured off to Emmetts Garden, a hillside garden managed by the National Trust in Kent.

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Despite the rain and wind, and the fact most of its peers had died back, this plant was continuing to flower. It was a noticeable dash of colour among the other plants.

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A woodland scene

In a scene replicated in many households during half-term, granny came to visit. During her all-too brief stay, we went out and visited Leith Hill, a National Trust site near Dorking in Surrey.

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Sometimes simple scenes make for the best photographs. This woodland scene, for instance, really appealed to me.

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Peacock butterfly takes a rest

When you’re out with your camera and something as colourful as this butterfly comes into view, it would be criminal not to take the picture. This image was taken on my recent trip to Mayfield Lavender Farm and I did much more than take one image. I followed this butterfly around for ages taking snaps as it flew from plant to plant because I was so mesmerised by its colourful wings.

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A stunningly beautiful peacock butterfly that I snapped as it flew from plant to plant at Mayfield Lavender Farm.

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Urban landscape photography: the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park

I’ve posted a lot of nature photography on the blog recently, but this slightly abstract picture of an urban landscape appealed to me. What you see here in the foreground are the dark curves of the Aquatics Centre, just one part of the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park in London. Behind it is Canary Wharf.

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A striking image, taken while visiting the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park with Helen. In the foreground, the Aquatics Centre, behind it, Canary Wharf.

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Reunited with my old friend, the National Express coach

It’s the summer holidays and you have to keep your children entertained. A day out seems like a good idea. You could drive, you could go by train or, alternatively, you could go via National Express coach.

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Would you consider a day out with the family, travelling by National Express coach?

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