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The Merry Month of May

In the merry, merry month of May…

Since Spring began springing in March a lot has happened in the countryside. And, for me, the month of May is a particularly pleasing one to see what’s going on. There are lots of hedgerow flowers and the hawthorns are in full bloom. Simply brill!

We roamed the fields and river sides…

There’s something magical about the countryside in Spring, especially in the merry month of May. The flowers are blooming, the birds are singing, and the air is fresh and crisp. The green fields and hills invite you to explore and enjoy the beauty of nature. Whether you like hiking, biking, or just relaxing in a picnic spot, you’ll find plenty of opportunities to experience the wonders of the rural landscape in the Breamish Valley.

Musical score with four bars of the tune 'The Merry, Merry Month of May'

As I enjoy nature photography, taking myself off on a walk or a cycle ride with my camera is a real joy. There’s something thrilling about capturing the beauty and diversity of the natural world in a single frame. Whether it’s a stunning sunset, a majestic landscape, a colourful flower, or any type of animal, nature photography always surprises and delights me.

Nature photography helps me connect with myself and the environment (this sense of so-called nature connectedness has become the focus of much academic study in recent years). It makes me more aware of the details and patterns that I might otherwise miss. It also challenges me to explore new places and perspectives. Nature photography isn’t just about taking pictures, it’s about telling stories and sharing emotions.

These are a few of the photos I took yesterday while out and about enjoying the merry Month of May:

Photo of a bluebell
Bluebell (Hyacinthoides non-scripta)
Photo of a red campion flower
Red campion (Silene dioica)
Photo of a white campion flower
White campion (Silene latifolia)
Photo of undergrowth in a woodland
Developing undergrowth at Beanley Wood
Photo of hawthorn flowers
Hawthorn (Crataegus monogyna)
Photo of a brown hare sitting in field
Brown hare (Lepus europaeus)

If you’re interested in nature photography, I encourage you to give it a try. You don’t need expensive equipment or professional skills to start. All you need is a camera (or just your mobile phone), a sense of curiosity, and a passion for nature. You will be amazed by what you can discover and create with nature photography. Why not try photographing mushrooms with your mobile phone as a starter? It’s truly a joy!

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