This time last August I decided to start up a second blog over on WordPress to share some of my older photos and ones which never made it onto my main blog here, and I've been able to keep it going for a whole year, yay! The main focus was to fill it with purely all of the photos I've taken in a natural setting, hence the name of the blog, but I fear a few non-nature photos have slipped in here and there.
The button on my blog will take you straight to The Earth, Air and Sea blog, but if you haven't visited / didn't know about it until now, as I don't often talk about it or share any links, you can visit it here. I'm trying to post once a day or at least once a week but sometimes life gets in the way, so if it goes quiet for a while, don't fear, I will still be updating the second blog, just not as often as this one, especially during the week when sometimes blogging can take a backseat.
I wanted to celebrate a whole year for my second blog by sharing 5 of my favourite photos that I've posted so far, and hopefully I can keep this going until next August too!
1. Damselfly Daydreams
Back while I was at university I had been hanging one of my t-shirts out of my window on a stunningly hot day as it was finishing off drying, and this beautiful damselfly came and landed on my top. I love their eyes and this still remain one of my favourite photos today!
2. Dash of Orange
For my very good friend's birthday while at university we went to Bristol Aquarium and I was so in love with all of the beautiful aquatic plants and fish, and in particularly, this beautiful orange fish.
When my Mum, brother and I first moved up to Cumbria, we spent some time down at South Lakeland, near Carnforth, which had some beautiful pools on site, and when the sunlight hit just right, it was perfect.
4. All That Glitters
Back in 2009 we spent a holiday here in Cumbria (where the love affair with this particular beach started) and my family and I had holidayed up here a couple of times before, but this time around I finally had a camera and so I spent much of my time taking photos and most of them were of the beautiful St Bees, which is still just as glittering today as it was back then.
5. Little Bird
Back I was living in Milton Keynes with my family, before we moved, I would spend most of my time in the garden. We were lucky to have a large and long garden which was fairly wild and I always had fun trying to ID everything I came across. This blackbird fledgling was in the garden one morning, and while at first I was worried, when I left him and went back indoors I saw both the mum and the dad fly down to check on him and feed him - phew! He stayed in the garden for a few more days and when I got the chance I took a photo, and checked this little one was doing well, all with protective mum and dad watching.
Hopefully this time next year I can share another 5 favourites!
Hope you're all well and enjoy the week ahead!