Sometimes it’s nice to just slow down, sit back and take a good hard look at nature. Isn’t it just magical and quite frankly beautiful?
As you can tell I had some fun with my telephoto/macro lens on my DSLR today taking close-ups of things growing up on my allotment. Theres tulips which are nearly on the brink of blooming, broad beans with beautiful curled leaves and pea shoots which decided to pop up on Wednesday. It never seems to amaze me that a tiny seed can grow into something so beautiful and so tasty!
I didn’t just spend the whole day staring at and photographing my plants, although I probably could have! I set my alarm and woke up extra early to dig my flower patch which is now ready for some ox-eye daisies, verbena and the grapevine which have all been waiting patiently to be planted. I also weeded the broad beans, garlic, lavender and the swiss chard before taking some pallets apart to be made into a gate (and inbetween all the work I had a cheeky cup of tea and a pancake cooked on the Ghillie!)
I also had a visitor on my plot this morning, Barry the family boxer dog came to say hello to the allotment for the first time (and to tread on my potato bed!)