Monday 10 August 2009

A Day Out with Mam

We set out for a little trip to Hieghly Gate Garden Centre, for those that haven't been and live in the North East what are you waiting for? not only does it boast some spectacular plants but it also has a fabulous eating place and a bit of craft, clothing, and lots of unusual kitchen items.
Any way I took my little camera along and found myself quite snap happy. Below is some of the shots I took, really pleased with the way these turned out and although my camera isn't a SLR (something I must save for) I think it performs fabulously.
All of the images can be clicked on for an enlarged view.

Just look at the colours in centre of this flower.
The full bloom.

Blooming Beautiful.

Tropical Colours.

A bit of sunshine in a pot.

Simply gorgeous.

They were selling this one with a free bumble bee.

Oh so fluffy.

I do hope that I'm not boring you all with these, something I am often asked is where I get inspiration from, well, nature is one of the biggest things that I call upon when I'm needing some.

Does this hairy creature belong to anyone?

A piece of elegance.

Isn't the colour of this one just Divine?

I just thought that these buds were so pretty

Although I'm not green fingered somehow I do really well with Orchids, my own at home are in their second year of flowering and are laden with blossoms.

Now that's what I call a throat


Marge said...

Breathtakingly beautiful blooms! Funny you'd mention the orchids, but my 1 orchid plant is just over 3 years old & has a bud. I teased my husband it's because we're keeping our house so warm this summer, the orchid thinks it's a "hot house" so decided to bloom!!! ;-)

SharDon Exclusives said...

Your pictures are truly works of art!!! Such beautiful flowers are proof that our God exists. Thank you for sharing them with us.

Anonymous said...

It was a joy to look at these pic's,you did an amazing job with your camera.

I love to see your work you have such an elegant style
Thankyou for sharing

Nicki said...

WOW these flowers are totally beautiful! such gorgeous shapes and colours - wow!
hope you enjoyed your day lots?

PeeJay said...

Beautiful Jak! I'm contemplating an SLR as well but they're so blooming big! My little point and shoot is pretty good, though not quite as good as yours but it's more the 'eye' I think and ... that's what you have. An eye for the composition ....

Joy said...

Beautiful flowers, beautifully captured.

Sheila - Ginger said...

WOW! WOW! WOW! I think you work fantasticly without an SLR Jak....these are just so stunningly beautiful! Your photos as well as you cards are absolutely out of this world!!!

Love Sheila xx

My'scardcorner said...

Gorgeous pics Jak Hope you had a good day with your mum. Used to go to Heighly gate alot when we lived up there but didnt have much crafty bits in those days.Dont know about a slr your camera takes great pics..

Mad Mary said...

Gorgeous pictures Jak, you really have an eye for a great photograph. Thank you for sharing these with us.

Mary xx

Susan said...

Oh my! What beautiful flowers. TFS!

Angela Mclean said...

Gorgeous photography... thanks for sharing.
BTY, have ordered the new La pasche animal christmas sheets - could not wait, they are so brill!!
Angela. xxx

Anonymous said...

Beautiful flowers and great photos, Jak

Alice (beemer)

Anne said...

Wow Jak, you certainly were snap happy but the flowers are gorgeous. Isn't nature wonderful x

♥ Lydia ♥ said...

Fantastic pictures Jak! ♥

Wellnifty said...

Fabulous photos, gorgeous flowers, got a few of them in my garden in bloom at the moment, I'm no good with orchids though, glad you had a great day with your Mum

Chris xx