This is by way of being another experiment … At the end of December, which is getting closer, we will have successfully completed a year of 52 weekly “Gardening with Wildlife” posts. Elsewhere, I have a dedicated photography website (actually a subdomain of this one) where a small number of individual photographs that we think worked especially well, are shared. It is clear that there is a good bit of overlap between the people who come here for gardening things and those who come for photographs. So, why double the work, quite apart from the fact that there are good technical reasons for combining the two sites to say nothing of making backups easier and cheaper if it’s all combined?

From January, I propose to combine the two themes and I will test the idea with a small number of photo-entries to the journal during December. The gardening posts are unlikely to continue to be always weekly as during some periods, especially in winter, not much happens that is greatly different from what we wrote about during this year. In some seasons, quite the opposite and they will be weekly but at quieter times of the year expect some gaps which can be filled with occasional (“stunning” 🙂 ) photographs of other subjects; especially as the photographs more often than not will include wildlife and garden themes, or landscapes. The sort of things gardening people enjoy.

And so – here is a sample photograph taken along the river down the road from the garden you have been reading about all of 2017.

If this works as I hope there will be a separate page showing the latest Photography-only posts if that’s all you are visiting for – here is the link if you want to have a look at the first draft layout:  “Photographs – One at a Time” 

** For the friends who like this sort of thing, the image above was taken with the following settings

  • Camera: Sony ILCE-7M2 mirrorless
  • Aperture: ƒ/5.6
  • Focal length: 12mm (Voigtlander prime lens)
  • ISO: 100
  • Shutter speed: 1/80s