Connecting To Nature

Patrick Croke and Julie Power, of Connecting To Nature, tending to part of their crop at the company’s growing facility at Faithlegg, County Waterford.

Covid Tulips

Covid has dominated our year. But the sun still shines and beauty still flourishes in flower beds and gardens all over the world. Those of us who can enjoy small pleasures such as this are indeed among the most fortunate ones.

Lupins In June

According to an article by gardening expert Diarmuid Gavin, Lupins are sometimes regarded by the cognoscenti as being “a little cheesy”. Thankfully, however, they have undergone some critical re-evaluation in recent years, so it’s now cool to like them again. We’ve got several fine specimens on our back garden, including this one here backlit by the evening sun. Prints of …

Red Poppies

Flowers are wonderful photographic subjects – and not just because of their great beauty. Unlike humans, they are always available. They don’t have busy timetables and so usually require no prior notice. And some of the most photogenic ones I know – like the one above – grow in my own garden. Therefore, no travelling. It’s a wonderfully convenient arrangement.

Wild Garlic

A wild garlic plant growing on the roadside at Beaulieu House, County Louth.