In Focus: Get inspired in the garden - whether at home or a day out

Woodhouse Weather Easter Monday, snow then rain. Photos Peter Wolstenholme.
Woodhouse Weather Easter Monday, snow then rain. Photos Peter Wolstenholme.

It wasn’t a great start to inspire us to get in the garden for this month’s competition. That didn’t stop some of you, in fact Simon Dell used the snow to his advantage and took this wintery scene of his micro garden. He also sent in a photo inspired by Easter of a bunny relaxing in his garden. Nicola Dell was also inspired by the Easter bunny and captured this great likeness in the sky from her garden. Eyes wide open and its amazing where you can find inspiration.

Jenny Owen also sent in a couple of images. One was taken during the bad weather. She said “this is a close up of a potted olive tree in the garden, with the branch outlined against the snow. Incongruously, there is a ripe, leftover olive on it, catching a drop of water as the snow melts.” In contrast her second image was taken this time last year during better weather as her clematis was in full bloom, alas this year it is still in bud.

Peter Wolstenholme took this Christmas like scene on Easter Monday of a Robin on a snowy branch. I really wasn’t expecting these images to be entries for our In the garden theme this month but they are great and I imagine we will see a contrast of entries by the end of the competition. I’m pleased I didn’t chose ‘spring’ as my theme now.

You don’t have to take brand new images if you don’t fancy getting your camera wet, dig into your archives like Jenny has and send in images you have already got.

We have plenty of public gardens in our city that can offer up a suitable scene, but don’t just go for an obvious shot.

Try to get a new perspective that I haven’t seen before, it could well be the winning shot.