Wednesday, 24 February 2010

rain drops or snow drops???

What were three ladies to do?

The weather forecast was dreadful for the coming days.Rain,rain or sleet and rain.But there were only a few more days to see the snowdrops at Benington Lordship.

So we dressed for rain and thank God we did.

As soon as we arrived the heavens opened.

The good thing was the gardens were empty so we almost had the place to ourselves.

We squelched around the muddy paths




thankful for having the forethought of taking wellies.Or in Hilary's case thankful it was pointed out that maybe her shoes weren’t a sensible choice?

So the three of us armed with cameras set off as a trio of David Baileys.

It will be interesting to see how different or similar our pictures will be.Here’s Sandra's take on the day over on her blog.That's her, pretending she knows what she’s doing.

I always prefer pictures with people in them,but I have been wanting to learn a bit more technique and there is no better way than getting out there with your camera.

I would have liked to have experimented more with different lenses,but the rain at times was so bad I didn’t dare attempt to change them out in the open.

Benington Lordship has a collection of 200 rare snowdrop varieties.To tell you the truth they all looked the same to me!

They proved quite difficult to shoot.You weren't allowed to walk on the grass and the ground was so wet that you had to shoot from above.I would have liked to have got down low,but my old lady hips aren't up to it.

Sorry for the serious overload of CAPTURE pictures,but that is what the day was all about.Well that,friends and cakes!!!!


(Poor Teddy)







Rhona said...

I admire you for going out in this weather at all! You got some great photos and I bet you had a wonderful time regardless of the weather!

Scrappi Sandi said...

Thank you for being so kind in your choice of photo's to publish!! & LOL at me 'trying to look like I know what I'm doing'...I thought I had you fooled!!! You got some fabulous fave?...the raindrops on that inner tube!...closely followed by the Katkins. Thanks for a fab day out...Oh & I got to school at 3.15pm & endured the frosty glare from Alex's TA!!!

Jane said...

What a gorgeous post! Fabulous pictures :) I miss snowdrops so much. I have some fake ones on my kitchen windowsill that my Mom sent from England...but that isn't quite the same ;)

Deb said...

Hi Karen ~ I followed your link from a comment you left on another blog. Your photos are lovely!!! And your blog is too. :o)


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