Recently I’ve been thinking a lot about getting my DSLR camera out again and taking some ‘proper’ photographs. The photos I’ve taken recently have been taken on my iPhone 6s which is brilliant!  I love the camera on my iPhone. It takes the most amazing photos and I love the fact that I have it with me at all times. It does however seem an awful waste to have a camera which cost a small fortune but never gets used.

My Camera

My camera is a Canon EOS60D and I absolutely love it too. I’ve had it for a couple of years and I would, one day, like to upgrade it. However, until I prove to myself that upgrading would be a worthwhile thing to do, I’ll stick with what I have.

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Spring Garden

And so, yesterday evening, I decided to go out and take some photos from around the cottage garden. The last few days here in North East Scotland have been absolutely beautiful and Spring is definitely on its way and I thought it would be a great opportunity to get some practice in with the camera settings, etc. There’s not a lot happening in the garden yet as, up here in the chilly north, things are always later than a lot of other places in the UK however, as well as crocuses and snowdrops, as you’ll see below, there were one or two hidden gems.

spring garden

These striped crocuses are gorgeous!

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A hard-working little bee collects pollen from a crocus

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Daffodils always take longer to come out here. These are the first ones to appear in the garden this year.

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The beautiful Lenten Rose, or to give it its proper name – Hellebore.

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This Kerria Japonica, also known as Bachelor’s Buttons or Jew’s Mallow, is ready to bloom.

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This drumstick primrose is a lovely plant and, in no time, the top will be covered with flowers too.

My final photo is not of flowers from the spring garden. Instead it’s of a bunch of mixed carnations that Mr C&C brought in the other day. The colours are just so vibrant that I couldn’t resist taking a snap of them.

spring garden

This is what you call a colour pop!

An that’s it for the moment.

I hope you’re making the most of this lovely weather.

Keep taking photos and, above all, keep being creative.

As always, if you want to see more of my photos you can find me on INSTAGRAM. You can also join me on PINTEREST and of course on the CUPCAKES AND CADENZAS FACEBOOK PAGE.

Until the next time,

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