|Apple Blossom 28 April 2015|
Writing this blog in retrospect gives me the time to select and organise my photographs to tell a story. Of course, to do this I have to have taken the right pictures in the first place; which, in turn, means I have to know the story I want to illustrate at the time of taking the photograph. Unfortunately, I do not have enough knowledge of how changes in the park unfold to ensure I have got all the pictures I need.
In the case of apple blossom, looking through my photographs, I found one unsatisfactory image from 17th April. This showed one insignificant tree coming into bloom. In retrospect, I would like to have chronicled the build up of the blossom over the following three weeks. But I just do not have the pictures.
|Fen Road Entrance 28 April 2015|
|Main Entrance 4 May 2015|
The trees on the drive from the main entrance are amongst the most eye catching and also the latest to come to flower. This one was captured in early May.
In the Woods
|Jack-by-the-Hedge in Woods by A14 30 April 2015|
|Comfrey in Woods by A14 28 April 2015|
There is an interesting contrast in the longevity of the blossoms of these two plants. Jack-by-the-hedge quickly lost its impact as the flower heads turned to seed. On the other hand, there was still a significant number of flowers left on the comfrey well into June.
Long Lasting Blue
|Borage by Children's Play Area 20 May 2015|
|Old School Lane Entrance 8 May 2015|
|Hall's Pond 30 April 2015|
A Longer Post Than Normal
This is a longer post then usual. I have aimed at four to six images per post. This is an arbitrary limit and I am keen that the blog is reactive as possible to what is happening in the park. In this case, I felt I needed to extra images to give a full portrait of the park at the beginning of May.
I have also added an about page to the blog to give the background to the project.