My hens, who don't often get a look in on my blog, were models for a photo shoot last week so I've taken dozens of photos of them. If chickens are not your thing then scroll down past them for some flowers!
The little red hens are difficult to photograph because as soon as I squat down at their level they come running up to me, but the two big girls tend to stand still and just stare at me. So they are much easier to photograph!
|Marleen, my North Holland Blue.|
|See how wet it is and devoid of any vegetation apart from a new nettles? |
The latter is their own fault for digging everything up!
|I have to admit that of the two newest red hens I can't remember |
which one is Carly and which one is Gaby!
|This could be the other one or the same one as above! But they are both cute and lay well.|
|Here's Snowy, who is pretty ancient now at about 7.5 years old! She's a Light Sussex.|
|Marleen again. She's so huge and ugly but don't tell her I said so!|
Flowers now. For various exercises (and due to wet weather) I've been shooting flowering houseplants indoors as well as the ones appearing outside.
|African Violet - so nice to have houseplants flowering in the winter!|
|My orchid just keeps on coming back into flower |
and these sprays of flowers last for months and months.
|Outside the primroses are flowering including this pink one.|
|I have snowdrops galore and have started splitting some |
clumps up and replanting, as whilst they are flowering
is the correct time to do it.
|Hellebores are flowering away but this one was the first and now one of its |
self seeded babies even has a flower bud on! Actually they self seed like weeds.
|The same Hellebore, which I think is one of the Oriental hybrids.|
|A lucky shot where Bertie was just starting to leap off the planter.|
|I'm now feeding my rocket to the hens as the veg patch needs digging |
and it has continued flowering all through the winter.
I've just totted up and have taken about 1,300 photos during the first half of my photography course!!