Cow-parsley meadow

All photos were taken with my old 50mm MF lens, with all but the bottom one with f/2.0. I love the dreamy textures the extremely shallow field of depth creates (demonstrated beautifully by the photo third from the bottom). Being manual focus, it’s somewhat stiff to use, and occasionally it’s difficult to see how well in focus the pictures are, but the end result almost invariably is worth the effort.

Suddenly, this summer

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After the long, cold, dreary “spring”, the summer came suddenly. One day I was wondering when – if ever – the bluebells will be out, and now they are almost gone. Lilac, wisteria and laburnum are all blooming. This week in May, when all the trees blossom at once, is my favourite time of the year.

If only it wasn’t quite so cold.