I thought I’d take a few minutes to share the last edited photo from Winkworth arboretum, last year. Perhaps not surprisingly, it’s another view of the azaleas by the steps that bear their name. What drew me to take this photo were the related but distinct colours of the different cultivars. I purposely kept the depth of field shallow to increase the effect of colour … Continue reading Azaleas

Lichen Covered Trunk

For this week’s throwback photo I’m sharing another one from Winkworth arboretum. Unlike last week’s photo, this one doesn’t have any flowers, instead focusing on one of the (shall we say) more permanent exhibits. In my mind there is something essentially British about a tree trunk or branch covered in moss or lichen. It screams of the humid and dark environment under the canopy in … Continue reading Lichen Covered Trunk

Azalea Steps

This week again I’m sharing a photo from Winkworth arboretum, when we visited Guildford last year. A prominent feature of this arboretum is the Azalea steps, leading down to the boat house. Best viewed when the azaleas are in bloom, of course, which was the case when we were there. We had been to Winkworth several times before, at various times of year, so it’s … Continue reading Azalea Steps


For this week’s throwback post I’m sharing a close-up photo of some bluebells from last year’s visit to Guildford. In fact, this is from the same meet-up with a couple of old friends at Winkworth arboretum, from which I’ve already shared many photos. I have done this subject before; in fact a photo from five years ago hangs at home. Sometimes, though, there is something … Continue reading Bluebells


For this week’s recent photo I’m sharing one from our visit to Guildford earlier this year. During the short time we spent there we met up with a couple of friends (and former colleagues of mine) at Winkworth arboretum. Both friends are also keen photographers, so we went geared up. I spent some time playing with the long telephoto, and towards the end of our … Continue reading Robin