April – May


For this month’s Wandering Camera post, I have a fairly random collection of photos.

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April was cold and full of grass. I’m pretty sure that it was the coldest month of the year so far. We had frost most nights and snow on two days. May couldn’t be more different – very hot and sunny. But although it’s officially Summer now, all around Spring is still Springing. I don’t remember it ever arriving so slowly. Bare branches and baby leaves are still the height of fashion.

On the craft front, I made a wall hanging for the Four in Art May Reveal. The theme was Colour + Music and it has it’s own post here.


And I upcycled some old clothes to make silk cushion with cotton crochet.


Whilst watching paint dry, I thought I’d take a photo of our new front door colour…

If only! Really, I’ve become a full time gardener and everything is very definitely still in progress. I expect to resume proper crafting around the middle of July…

Apart from that, we had a few more unusual visitors.

Great Spotted Woodpecker. You can learn more about Great Spotted Woodpeckers here.

Red Legged Partridges. You can learn more about them here.

And some visitors who come back every year to tell us it’s Summer and to nest in the stables. The swallows are back! These may not be the greatest pictures but by catching some in a photo at all, I’ve realised one of my lifetime ambitions :D

The lanes are full of wild flowers but I have yet to take any pictures so maybe I’ll do that for next month’s link up. In the meantime I am going to link up with Soma over at Whims and Fancies. I hope I’ll see you at the party!

Janine @ Rainbow Hare

“Oh, to be in England now that April’s there | And whoever wakes in England sees, some morning..”

(Home-thoughts from Abroad, Robert Browning)


On the fourth day of the fourth month, four visitors arrived.


Our hungriest, noisiest neighbour has taken to breakfasting on the ground. [Edited to add: This little bird is a Green Woodpecker. You can learn more about Green Woodpeckers here].



Pretty little wild things that don’t mind the morning frosts have come to dance in the hedgerows.



And sometimes the sky just has to be left to speak for itself.


In The First Day of Spring an unexpected sewing assistant arrived and I experimented with the exposure to make some fake night pictures. This is what they really looked like:

And lastly, but perhaps most important (because this is a Wandering Camera post), I bought a new camera (and crocheted a case for it!). It is a Canon PowerShot and it claims to be good in poor light and to correct handsake so hopefully my blog photos will improve :)


This post is my April offering for the Monthly Wandering Camera linky party invented and hosted by Soma over at Whims and Fancies.

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Be sure to visit her and link up your photos from the past month :)