There’s nothing quite like a Saturday morning post for the WordPress weekly photo challenge to get back into the swing of things after a couple of weeks holiday. This week’s theme – blur.
With summer in full bloom, this beautiful young deer was a blur as she took off in the tall parkland grass of an English country estate. The image would normally be binned, but for some reason I really like the implied movement. It almost feels like a painting rather than a photo, to me.
I’m going back to England in just a few weeks time now, and I am already looking forward to a visit to Charlecote Park to see if I can get some more shots of their wonderful deer herd. They roam quite freely, so it’s not always guaranteed, but either way there is always a lot to see there, so it should be a good day out.
Brimstone butterfly on a naturalised ever lasting sweetpea in the sunshine.
Ox-eye daisies and green wheat in farm country.
Ducks! An essential part of my mental picture of English countryside.
We touch down on home soil on Saturday morning; a long awaited trip back to see family and friends in England. The plan is that we will be out for our country mile (and maybe a bit more) walk along the river banks and greenways of rural Warwickshire on Sunday morning. Hopefully it will blow the cobwebs away and help ease the hideous jet-lag a little!
Cowparsley mingling with the flowers and seedheads of Honesty. Countryside favourites.
I am so looking forward to my summer of English countryside overload. We’ve packed raincoats and the pushchair rain cover, as well as clothing to suit every kind of unexpected-yet-expected twist that the glorious British weather can throw at us. We will be out there, come rain or shine. Shine preferably though…I’d like to get some photographs after all! I can not wait.
A bee…making honey while the sun shines!