Mutterings of a Fool

Man, Dad, Runner, Chief dog walker

Mary, Mary quite contrary, how does your garden grow?

It seems that a few days of sunshine was all that mother nature needed to jump start the new growth for the year. Seemingly in the blink of an eye the trees have gone from bare brown to glorious green, bursting with life and colour. The start of having the patio doors wide open and the feeling of grass between your toes.

This is also a time when you’ll find me taking photos of pretty much anything, all that natural light is just irresistible. Which is why I found myself lying flat on the grass yesterday trying to take photos of daisies. A pretty normal activity right? Then later on I had a play around with shutter speeds after reading A party of seven’s blog, trying to capture Matilda’s hair blowing around. Great fun learning how to use your camera more and just take lots of photos.



Matilda with wheelbarrow

Henry standing at chair



  1. you have no idea how happy this post makes me! not because you linked my blog (which is of course very nice) but the fact that you are going out there and trying out something different. My entire idea behind my photo posts was to encourage folks to use more than just auto on their cameras and think about how cameras work. thank you thank you

  2. oh and love the pics are gorgeous!!

  3. sabrina montagnoli

    May 6, 2013 at 9:35 pm

    Oh these are just beautiful!

  4. AnnieMammasaurus

    May 7, 2013 at 12:21 pm

    Gorgeous! I have been reading her tips with keen interest too – I need to master the blur! Funnily enough I have a garden photo linky staring this week called ‘How does your garden grow’. We must be ‘in cyber-tune’ man!

  5. it’s incredible the difference it makes isn’t it?

  6. Matilda has such cool trousers.

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