Spring into summer - a garden flower picture gallery
Welcome to this gallery of floral photos, mostly taken in and around my garden. This collection is a celebration of brightly coloured flowers and plants that have brought me joy in my garden and inspired me to take photographs. The beauty of flowers is such a transient thing, so it is wonderful to be able to make a record and preserve at least some of their glory in a simple photograph.
I have put the pictures into two simple categories: spring and summer, probably the two most important seasons to the gardener.
Spring is the most exciting time of year to me, when new plants emerge from the soil, new life abounds and blossom erupts into sweet smelling clusters. It is bright and fresh, and full of hope and promise for the coming year.
Summer is when all your hard work in the garden starts to pay off. I love to spend long hot summer days lazing in the garden, just enjoying the blaze of colour, listening to the buzzing of insects, the birds singing and, of course, harvesting the fruits of my labour. The pictures I have chosen here sum up the feel of summer to me, with their rich oranges, yellows and reds.
These photographs are all my own work, taken with a Nikon Coopix compact digital camera. I don't edit or enhance my pictures, they are all presented "au naturelle" - as nature intended.
You will find some of these pictures dotted around my other hubs, as I like to use my own photos where possible. You may like to take a look at
Thanks for looking, I hope you enjoyed it.