Gallery (2021)

These photographs, mainly of flowers, were taken in 2021 during the lockdown and travel restrictions because of the coronavirus epidemic. We were told to stay at home.

These photographs were taken in our garden or nearby.

March

Snowdrops

Snowdrops around the sycamore trees. Date of photo: 17th March 2021.

Crocuses

Crocuses amongst the Snowdrops. Date of photo: 17th March 2021.

Closeup of the crocuses

Closeup of the crocuses. Date of photo: 17th March 2021.

May

Cherry blossom in Wishaw

Cherry blossom in Wishaw, near Houldsworth Centre. Date of photo:10th May 2021.

Primroses

Primroses. Date of photo:26th May 2021.

Bluebells

Bluebells. Date of photo:26th May 2021.

Dandelion

Dandelion. Date of photo:26th May 2021.

Dandelion seedhead

Dandelion seedhead. Date of photo:26th May 2021.

Korean fir cones

Korean fir cones. Date of photo:26th May 2021.

June

Hawthorn blossom

Hawthorn blossom. Date of photo: 9th June 2021.

Comfrey

Comfrey. Date of photo: 9th June 2021.

Aubreita

Aubreita. Date of photo: 9th June 2021.

Chive flower

Chive flower. Date of photo: 9th June 2021.

Buttercup

Buttercup. Date of photo: 18th June 2021.

I had a lot of trouble getting a successful photo of a buttercup close up last year. It seemed that my camera was not capable of focussing on the shiney yellow surface of the buttercup. I am not sure why this one worked, but I am overjoyed. I love buttercups!

Foxglove

Foxglove. Date of photo: 18th June 2021.

Fox and cubs

Fox and cubs. Date of photo: 18th June 2021.

Geranium

Geranium. Date of photo: 18th June 2021.

Oxeye Daisy

Oxeye Daisy. Date of photo: 18th June 2021.

Climbing Hydrangea

Climbing Hydrangea. Date of photo: 29th June 2021.

Foxglove

Foxglove. Date of photo: 29th June 2021.

Lupin

Lupin. Date of photo: 29th June 2021.

Hebe bush

Hebe bush. Date of photo: 29th June 2021.

Hebe bush - closer

Hebe bush - closer. Date of photo: 29th June 2021.

Hebe bush - closest

Hebe bush - closest. Date of photo: 29th June 2021.

July

Rose

Rose. Date of photo: 1st July 2021.

Common Spotted Orchid

Common Spotted Orchid. Date of photo: 6th July 2021.

Yellow Loosestrife

Yellow Loosestrife. Date of photo: 6th July 2021.

Butterfly Orchid

Butterfly Orchid. Date of photo: 6th July 2021.

Campanula

Campanula. Date of photo: 6th July 2021.

Everlasting Sweet Pea

Everlasting Sweet Pea. Date of photo: 6th July 2021.

Creeping Hydrangea flower

Creeping Hydrangea flower. Date of photo: 6th July 2021.

White clover

White clover. Date of photo: 6th July 2021.

Portuguese Laurel blossom

Portuguese Laurel blossom. Date of photo: 7th July 2021.

Common poppy

Common Poppy. Date of photo: 8th July 2021.

Broad-leaved Willowherb

Broad-leaved Willowherb. Date of photo:11th July 2021.

Ground Elder

Ground Elder. Date of photo: 11th July 2021.

Bramble flower

Bramble flower. Date of photo:12th July 2021.

Common Hogweed or Cow Parsnip

Common Hogweed or Cow Parsnip. Date of photo:12th July 2021.

Miniature Rose

Miniature Rose. Date of photo:12th July 2021.